The Blue Grotto is one of the most famous natural places of interest in Malta. It attracts more than 100.000 tourists annually from different countries due to its unique structure, and marvelous landscapes: pure sea water of bright blue color, rocky coastline and high sea waves on windy days. The visitors arrive here in order to contemplate the panorama of the Vale Wied Iz-Zurrieq, steep rocky shores, natural arches, tunnels and caves united in a gigantic labyrinth.
In search of breathtaking views you should go to Malta’s Western coast where you will find the Dingli Cliffs, located near the Dingli Village. The highest point among all the islands of Malta is situated there – 253 meters above sea level. Extending from the shoreline to the Dingli Village The Cliffs are massively wide and they stretch for more than 2 kilometers from Bahria and to Mungar.
The Fungus Rock is a 60-meter high islet located beside the Azur Window, in about 60 meters away from the Gozo mainland. If you look from the sea, the limestone rock lies practically at the entrance to Dwejra black lagoon and right in the middle of the bay’s flanges. It has an inside aperture which creates amazing water reflections besides the islet. The Fungus name the rock received after the plant used as a medical cure at those times was found there.
Whether being a diver or just an admirer of spectacular marine views you should visit the Inland Sea, one of the most picturesque locations in Gozo area, situated near Dwejra bay. This water basin, sometimes also called Qawra in Maltese, is a seawater lagoon which is connected to the Mediterranean Sea by a tunnel through a natural arch opening.
Sanap Cliffs are one of the hidden secret spots on Gozo. Situated on the southern coastal side of island, which is its one of the highest points. The cliffs offer a magnificent view, especially at sunset all the way to Xlendi bay.
Wied il-Ghasel is a picturesque valley in Mosta that make part of one long valley (wied) reaching a length of about 14.4 km and forms an important link in Malta's second largest water catchment. The valley takes its name from the wayside chapel erected there in 1760, while the latter derives its name from the honey, which, according to a common belief, was so abundant in the past. According to folklore, the numerous bees used to produce so much honey in their hives situated in the cracks of the rocks that, at points, these over-spilled and honey trickled out all along this valley.
Wied l-Għasri, the Ghasri Valley, is a marvelous place on Gozo for a country walks or bike ride, especially in winter and spring. A staircase cut into the rock leads down to a tiny shingle beach at the head of the inlet. Wied il-L-Għasri is very popular with divers who like to explore the surrounding underwater caves. The very narrow and secluded bay is also a haven for those who seek a quiet bathing area.