Xaghra is a pretty village with a picturesque square lined with pavement cafes and good restaurants. Home to one of the oldest free standing and arguably best preserved religious structures in the world, found at the Temples of Ggantija. Upon exploring the village further you will discover intriguing grottos, a curious toy museum and a beautifully decorated church. Not to be missed is one of the very few remaining eighteenth century windmills, Ta' Kola. On the outskirts of the village, is the mythological Calypso Cave home of the nymph named in Homers Odyssey. The cave overlooks the islands largest beach, Ramla Bay, with its unique honey-red sand, and is only a short drive away.
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Rabbit and meat stew is very popular amongst the Maltese and Gozitans, as well as delicious Italian-inspred pizza. Sample the local produce including fresh berries, olives and wine from the vineyards.
Xaghra is the largest village on the island, after Victoria, and so you will find a nice selection of restaurants and a wine bar or two in the centre. However for larger variety of eateries and other cultural activities, head to the capital.
The Massar Winery in Xaghra is family-run, where you can take a tour round the estate, taking in the beautiful scenery and afterwards sampling the delicous local wine.
You simply cannot miss the stunning Cathedral overlooking Victoria, with the accompanying museum with more than 2000 items on display. The 'Citadel' is known to be the 'crown of Gozo' , built around 1500 BC!
The mysterious Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, Gozo, were believed to be built by giants! They are the oldest temples in the world with no real evidence as to how and why they were built.
Curious caves are found in the vicinity of Xaghra, the most famous being Calypso's Cave, located on a cliff top, with stunning views over the red sands of Ramla Bay - the largest sandy beach on the island. There are two more interesting caves to explore; Ta' Xerri and Ta' Ninu, both with years of stalagmites and stalagtites to marvel over.
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New Years Daynational event
Gaulitana Fesitva...national event
This every year event is held around the spring time, featuring different styles and genres of music bringing in the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and an international cast, as well as different day events such as a lunchtime Wine & Music event and also a Sunday Lunch time recital.
This event is a great time to see the region of Gozo come together and celebrate the patron saints. Indulge the lights, colours and smells whilst getting a real taste of how the locals live with street stalls and markets. On to ending the night with a bang whilst watching fireworks light up the villages and towns of Gozo.
Victoria Internat...national event
This festival spans five weeks of uninterrupted musical activity with over 33 concerts by local and foreign musicians including the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The cities developed musical culture has inspired the creation of two magnificent theatres attracting world renowned artistes to Gozo's shores.
Qala Internationa...national event
A weekend of music, folk dance and traditional food organised by the Qala local council and Qala Menhir Folk Group.
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