Xlendi - a lovely sea inlet of deep turquoise water at the end of a deep, lush ravine which was a river bed. We spent a peaceful half hour here - having a coffee at one of the cafe/bars on the seafront - yes they were open here in winter! It was prettier than Marsalforn I thought - not as much concrete around.
Located on the southwest side of Gozo, Xlendi Bay is a popular beach.
Despite the fact that its sandy beach is pretty small, Xlendi is full of tourists looking for relaxation in this "lost" place.
The atmosphere is so calm and welcoming, Xlendi being an ideal site for the nature and sun fans.
In the harbor several fancy bars, restaurants and hotels are located, with a wonderful view of Xlendi Bay.
If u want to relax away from attractions and sigh u can go to the coastal village Xlendi.
The narrow bay lined with pastel coulored houses, hotels, restaurants.
Xlendi is an overall beautiful place .
The best idea is have lunch on the terrace... I enjoyed it with Pierre so much:)
and yes I forgot...great place for diving also:)
The waves were smacking against the wall in Xlendi whilst we were there - you can see from this shot they almost came over the small retaining wall. At the other end there is a flight of steps which would give good views over this narrow bay but I wasn't climbing todday!
The small resort town of Xlendi (pronounced Schlendy) lies on the southern coast of Gozo. It is only a couple of kilometres from the capital, Victoria, and can be reached by bus or taxi.
The beach is small and the sea often laps up against the wall, leaving no space for sunbathing on the sand.
The town's shops and cafes are to be found on the seafront and on one road leading inland.
For a spectacular view of the town either climb the cliffside path on one side of the bay or follow the main road around the opposite side of the bay.
This photograph is taken from cliffside path.
It is said that Xlendi tower is the oldest free standing coastal watchtower in Gozo.
Planned in 1649, the tower was already built in 1650.
The main purpose of this Tower was to avoid the entrance and use of Xlendi Bay to smugglers, pirates and evaders of quarantine.
In the 2nd World War it was converted in an Observation Post. After the war it was abandoned, but recently has been restored.
Xlendi Bay is one of the most picturesque places in Malta.
Either from the promenade or from the narrow path cut on the rock or the path leading to Xlendi tower, breathtaking views of the bay with its cyan waters can be admired.
Just try to climb the steps cut into the rock and watch how the aggitated waves of the sea hit the steep cliffs.
This area is also a village as well as a bay situated on the south-west coast of Gozo.The name is probably derived from 'xelandion',a type of 'Byzantine' vessel which may have anchored here.the area has its own 5 person mini council something that is unique in these islands.
The area has great topography with quite steep cliffs on the side and a valley on the back that's takes rain water from the nearby villages and empties into the bay.In British rule the area was a bay holding a sandy bay but by time wave,the valley water and human interference now holds a few pebbles.Its still known for the rocks on the left side of the bay which are good for diving and sunbathing.There are many caves both large and small on the sides of the bay some big enough to sail into.
This watchtower was built in 1650 on Gozo during the reign of 'Grand Master of the Knights of Malta Juan de Lascaris-Casteller'.It is now the oldest free standing watchtower on Gozo.The tower's purpose was to give warning of pirates.Currently the local council and the National trust of Malta are restoring the tower,while sharing the expenses equally.Recently ten interpretation panels were prepared for installation,there are many salt pans beneath the tower.
Besides diving in the incredible Xlendi Cave, the more adventurous have the possibility to swim and snorkel off the rocks bordering the beach.
Fantastic views of the steep cliffs can be admired from the path cut into the rock over the bay.
Xlendi - pronounced Shlendee- is a fishing village, but also a magnet for tourists.
There are plenty of little cafe's to replenish your hunger and thirst, and the one we chose was right on the bay, along the waterfront. Many local people were just drinking coffee and socialising, and of course plenty of tourists availing themselves of the food and drink on offer.
It was here that I photographed, and watched a lacemaker at work.
There were a few snorkellers, and divers that were swimming over to the rocks to investigate. A slow pace of life here it seems, and why not.
Xlendi is a popular town with a small promenade and a very littly sandy beach. The bay is surrounded by some rocks, it’s beautiful there! There are also a few hotels.
Unfortunately we had a guided tour and thus had no time to swim a bit, I think it must be great to snorkel there!
The tiny village of Xlendi is located in the south from Victoria (just a short drive) and is a popular tourist destination. Lying in a narrow bay it is not appealing in style as high appartment buildings dominate it (so it looses much of its fishing charm). But it is one of the places you can enjoy having a meal nearby the sea and you can also have a short walk to the rocky shore with lovely views over the cliffs and the unique mediterranean blue of the sea (see additional photos). If you happen to have to your swimming suit with you and weather permitting it's a must to go for swimming. The area is also popular for sea sports.
A tiny harbour in the south of Gozo. Good place for divings (see my page about the St. Andrews Diving Cove).
Until some years ago, it was a small fishing port and a restful summer resort for a few locals and Maltese. Nowadays the port is almost abanoned, only few small boats remain, and the village is devoted to tourism: a small quai with bars and restaurants at the end of a valley that once was a river bed, and some hotels with great vew.
You can either decide to put your base here, a bit away from the big crowd, and then visit the island, or just spend a day there, and take a walk along the cliffs, up to the Xlendi Tower or in the other direction.
This attractive village has some good restaurants as well as a nice attractive waterfront setting. Although there is not really a sandy beach here, the swimming and snorkeling is worthwhile. The water is very clear here. My favorite part of the town was the little path that climbs up to the right of the waterfront. This will give a visitor a very nice view of Xlendi. If you continue to take this path, it will descend to a grotto that looks out to the water. You might also spot a luzzu, which is the traditional Maltese fishing boat. Many of these boats are painted in a very colorful fashion and they have the "eyes of Osiris" painted at the bow.