It was such a bad weather when we come visit here, you can't even get closer to it, as you constantly got wash out from the waves and the blowing wind it was so terrible, the hole in the cliffs of Dwejra Bay on the island which is just 50 meters above the water, the rocks consist of a coralline limestone type which after the collapse of limestone caves
The Azure window is on the west coast of Gozo in the Dwejra Heritage Park it is located about five kilometers from Victoria
This natural rock formation is very impressive indeed even on a not so sunny day.Located on the south coast of Gozo these natural rock formations are millions of years old and together with the surrounding rocky paths seem very Alien like walking on another planet.There are fifteen minute boat rides available for a few Euros but the best way to see these specatular natural monuments are on foot from the edge of the rocky paths.There is a small church nearby together with a coffee shop and a few souvenier stalls for the tourists,well worth a visit.
The Azure Window is a natural, delicate arch near Dwejra Bay. This fantastic scenery was created thousands of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed. The area is popular among scuba divers and it's also a famous cliff diving spot although the latter is illegal, since obviously it's quite dangerous.
Unfortunately, the marvelous arch of the Azure Window is disintegrating and supposedly the arch will have completely disappeared in a few years. Once the arch is gone, rumor has it that the Azure Window will be renamed Azure Pinnacle. That's why I'm very happy I still had the chance to peek through the Azure Window instead of looking at an Azure Pinnacle, which is a lot less spectacular in my opinion. So hurry while the window is still open!
Also called the Blue window. In wintertime (witch last until middle of June in Malta (!!!!?) it´s not easy to visit this without rented car, or using tourist-buses, like hop on hop off. At the time we went (March 2011) the road was being fixed up, and the buses couldn´t go there. You needed to walk about 25min from bus stop. The driver just said, walk straight. We thought we would need more directions but really: You just needed to walk straight ahead all the time. The road was very bad in some parts (could be better allready) so I was glad I had comfortable shoes. It was down the road allmost all the way, so coming back might take a while. Luckily a friendly Swiss couplle stopped next to us with their rented car, and asked if we would like to go up in their car. Without them we would have missed the last bus!
Place looks very beaytful. Even if you have seen many photos, it´s different to see it yourself. It was not allowed to go as close as we did, but most people went even closer than us, some even climbed up over the "window". I think the signs were there, because if something happens, it´s on your own risk. But maybe climbing up might even damage the stone.
It´s free to go here. And at the summer, if you are not busy, you can also use local buses, witch are allmost free ;)
This is probably the most important, at the least the most famous, landmark in Malta. It's like a table rock over the sea about 50 m. above it.
As you can see from the third pic, there is a very popular natural pool.
The Azure window is a 50m high rock arch set in the Dwejra Bay cliffs.
Unfortuneately, it is predicted that within the next 10 years the archway will have crumbled into the sea. Constant erosion is causing large pieces of rock to fall away from the arch. As a result warning signs have been put up to warn people not to walk over the top of the arch.
This 100-metre high natural arch is perhaps the island’s most famous landmark and has attracted the attention of several film-makers. It is located in the west end of Gozo island and at Dwejra has been formed by thousands of years of wind and waves. It is a favorite location to visit but the most convenient way is by your own car (buses schedules may not be convenient). The area is rocky and not so suitable for swimming but it seems divers love it!
It is not allowed to climb up the arch, though I ...did it in order to have a better feeling.
Some of Gozos most beautiful coastal scenary is found at Dwejra and the Azure Window is the most instantly impressive. The sea cliffs have formed a natural arch which stands magestically in the blue waters.
In front of the azure window is a famous and spectacular dive site known as the Blue Hole. This is a natural vertical chimney in the rock which connects with the open water at approximatley 8 metres down through an underwater archway.
This natural rock arch made by thousands of years of waves and wind is one of the most spectacular attractions in the world.
A 50 meter high hole in the cliffs through which you can see the most beautiful sea gave the name of this natural wonder.
Formed by Coraline Limestone, the Azure Window became even more famous after it appeared in American mini-series The Odyssey.
For more details visit my Dwejra and its wonders page.
The Azure Windows is a 100 m long slab, which lies on one end on the mainland and the other end on a rock in the sea. Next to it is the so-called "inland sea" which is rather small and where lots of people were swimming and snorkelling. From the lake you can go by boat to the sea through a small gap in the rocks. There are some fisher boats that will take you out there for 1,50 LM per person and show you the Azure Window, some interesting rock formations and some corals. It didn't took long, maybe 15 minutes, but it was great and I enjoyed the waves out at the sea which was very funny with this little boat!
Next to the Azure Window is the Fungus Rock. A kind of mushroom was growing there, and was used by the knights against some diseases. They earned quite a lot of money with this miracle cure and there even was a watchtower so that nobody "stole" the plants.
A natural arch created by the erosion of the sea water and wind.
Beautiful view, the becomes spectacular with rough sea and wind, when the waves hit the rock and the water jets through the hole.
The Gozitans (inhabitants of Gozo) have always called it it-Tieqa (the Window).
In gozo we drove to the Inland sea and took a boat trip out and under the Azure window.
It only cost a couple of pounds and because we drove nobody else was around so it was just the two of us in the boat, we had a fantastic time its well worth a visit if you can.
Gozo has quite an amazing history, however it also ranks high in the natural beauty category. One place that is not to be missed is the Azure Window on the western side of the island. This natural arch projects out into the Mediterranean Sea. You will want to have a camera here and have your photo taken with it. Many people also swim in this area. Although the shoreline is rocky, there is easy access to the water when you can easily see the arch. In this immediate area are some snack concession areas. You can also see a rock formation called "Fungus Rock" which sticks out of the water and is set against a cliff in the background. Nearby is the "Inland Sea", where the water has come into an enclosed area through tunnels in the rock. You can also see an old watchtower nearby. There are several of these scattered across the Maltese Islands. Needless to say, this is a very scenic place. There is no admission charge to view the window and walk around the shore.
To be found right near Dwejra Lake is the rock archway known as the Azure Window, aptly named due to the colour of the sea through and around it. Worth the climb to the top - but beware, the long ledge of rock that forms the upper edge of the 'window' is in danger of collapsing!! However, that said, it is still possible to walk along the top and the views from here are truly spectacular. They are people walking along the top to the left in the picture - it's bigger than it seems!
If the weather is fine, boats carrying sightseers may well pass through the 'window'.
Just near to the Fungus Rock at Dwejra Bay is the most well photograhed sight on Gozo - the Azure Window - well actually its more like a door. We spent about 40 minutes here and at the inland sea, clambering around the rocks trying to snap it from every possible angle (but not on top of it as it was considered too slippy and unsafe, there are danger signs up). It really is a sceic sight of Gozo and a definite must see.