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.
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!
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