Azure Window, Gozo

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    Azure window (Gozo, Malta)
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    View of Azure Window from the sea
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    The Azure Window

    by mazzap Updated Mar 6, 2005

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    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'.

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    The Azure Window

    by Xemx Updated Jan 1, 2005

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    This is the loveliest part of Gozo and definitely not to be missed! The spectacular Azure Window in Dwejra Bay is a natural archway which was formed over thousands of years by the erosion of the wind and the sea. It is probably the most photographed landmark on Gozo and can also been seen in some films, such as "The Clash of the Titans" (towards the end) and the American mini-series "The Odyssey".

    When in Gozo, I always visit the Azure Window. I even went there one January day when the weather was very bad and the sea was dangerously rough. It was completely deserted but it looked even more spectacular with the huge waves crashing on the rocks.

    Also of interest in the area is the Inlet Sea, the Fungus Rock, the Qawra knight's tower and the tiny St Anna chapel. What I also find interesting are the hundreds of shell fossils embedded in the rocks.

    Wear good shoes because the area is very rocky.

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    Azure Window

    by sandysmith Updated Feb 11, 2005

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    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.

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    Azure Window in Dwejra!

    by Elly01 Written Sep 6, 2004

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    The azure window was naturally created over the years by the erosion of the waves that hit against this huge rock thus creating a sort of window. When the sea is rough in Winter, in my opnion the scene looks very impressive as one can see the huge waves arise and splatter against the rock. In calm seas, the surrounding sea is very popular for scuba divers however it is also very dangerous. The sea there is very wild as it is open sea and there are loads of caves which are very attractive for divers to explore. Apparantly, quite alot of people die in this spot every year as there are also loads of underwater currents !

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    The Azure Window

    by steventilly Updated Feb 3, 2005

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    A natural arch in the rocks provides a visually appealing "window" through which you can see the sea and the cliffs beyond. You can clamber down and around the rock face here (to the right as we look) to get a better, closer look and to see it from different angles. I did the climb, got my feet wet and got no pictures as my batteries gave out at that moment! I do have plenty that I took from this other easier vantage point though.

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    Azure window

    by Dick33 Written Oct 28, 2005

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    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.

    Me looking stupid. Face in the rock
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    Dwejra: The Azure Window

    by Diana75 Written Dec 5, 2006

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    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.

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    The Azure Window (1/2)

    by Redang Updated Oct 25, 2008

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    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.

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    Azure Window

    by joanj Written Nov 14, 2004

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    This photograph shows the natural wonder rock arch of the Azure Window at Dwejra Point.

    At the time of my visit, a climber was just packing his gear away after abseiling down. Rather him than me!!.

    To the right of the rocks I am standing on to take this photo, is the "Inland Sea", a crater into which the sea flows through a cavernous fissure in the cliffs. Small boats ply trough the gap on sightseeing trips.

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    The Azure Window

    by Turska Written May 29, 2011

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    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 ;)

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    Peek through the Azure Window

    by Aunt_Bertha Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    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!

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    Azure Window/Fungus Rock

    by mickeyboy07 Written Apr 7, 2013

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    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.

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    Azure Window

    by Kristina1701 Written Jul 17, 2003

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    The Azure Window is one of the most spectacular sights of Malta. The incredibly azure Mediterranean and the color of the cliffs around it make of the Azure Window an unforgettable experience.
    Enlarge the picture for a more impressive view!

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    Azure Window

    by hydronetta Written Dec 4, 2007

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    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.

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    See the Azure Window before it vanishes/crumbles

    by jumpingnorman Written Sep 20, 2014

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    On our fifth day in Europe, we decided to leave Valleta and take a 20-minute ferry ride to the nearby smaller but greener island of Gozo. Gozo has a charm of its own, and the ferry ride was full of people, specially because it was Saturday when we visited. But, it was worth it because we saw the beautiful Azure Window!

    You might have already seen this Azure Window in Gozo, Malta through Youtube videos of illegal cliff jumpers. Due to erosion, there is the danger of the arch disappearing in a few years so people are not allowed to walk on it. In April 2012 a large piece of rock was dislocated and resulted in the window being made larger and more unstable, as well as a reduction in its nearly perfect oblong shape. The formation, which was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed, is popular with scuba divers.

    When you arrive, you have to purchase the ticket which I think was less than 5 Euros, and then you fall in line for your turn to ride the boat. People were practicicing scuba diving in the area, and a lot of swimmers enjoying the waters. Then, when your boat arrives, you ride it (with life vest of course) and you pass through this cave tunnel...

    Then, this part of Gozo has an "equivalent" of the Blue Grotto that we saw previously. You also see the change in rock colors from gray to pink at the water level and the water was of a nice blue colour. Then, alas, you see excellent views from the water of the Azure Window! We took a lot of pics but were not content yet, and so once we went back up the hill, we went to the side and took pictures of the amazing natural formation from above! Just be careful not fall off the cliff :)

    The Azure Window of Gozo, Malta Sept 2014 Jumpingwife and I by the Azure Window of Gozo Entrance to cave tunnet to sea to see Azure Window Blue pools near the Azure Window View of Azure Window from the sea

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