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Azure Window, Malta

From series “Incredible Natural Arches Built by Water and Wind”
Height: 50 meters.

The picturesque Maltese island of Gozo has an amazing landmark - the natural arch named Azure Window. It was formed in a limestone rock, which extends far into the sea. This natural attraction has got its name due to a special azure colour of the coastal waters.

Azure Window, Malta The coast with the amazing natural formation is incredibly popular with divers, because local underwater world is very diverse and magically beautiful. However, diving near the arch is quite dangerous because of the high probability of collapse. The main enemy of brittle limestone is erosion. If you believe the opinion of experts, the arch can collapse at any moment.

Two majestic rocks supports the arch, the height of the natural bridge is about 50 meters. In 2012, from one of the rocks that supports the arch, a large stone broke off, which made the design even more fragile. Presently, tourists are not recommended to come close. It is extremely dangerous to swim near rocks and to dive. Even admiring the landmark from a safe distance can give a lot of unforgettable impressions. Next - Delicate Arch


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Azure Window - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'HSBC ATM' located in 3.65 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sixt rent a car' is located in 1.83 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Fuel Station' in 5.23 km
Supermarket: 'Mini Market' in 3.77 km
Parking: 'Pjazza l-Anfori' in 3.7 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacy' in 3.79 km
Police station: 'Xlendi Police Station' in 3.57 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Azure Window Restaurant' in 0.21 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Luqa Airport MLA - in 35 km
 »  Lampedusa Airport LMP - in 154 km
 »  Sigonella NAF Airport NSY - in 163 km
 »  Fontanarossa Airport CTA - in 175 km
 »  Pantelleria Airport PNL - in 216 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Azure Window

Foresteria Ogygia

Located in 1 km from Azure Window
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Rooms: 6
The apartments feature 1 bedroom with a ceiling fan and a separate living room with bamboo furniture and a sofa bed. You will have a fully equipped … More: photo, rates and booking
Tal-Gordan Farmhouse

Located in 2 km from Azure Window
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Rooms: 3
Set on 2 levels the self-catering apartments feature a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, and 4 bathrooms. They are furnished in a … More: photo, rates and booking
Ta Frenc Apartments

Located in 3 km from Azure Window
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Rooms: 23
The self-catering apartments feature either a terrace or a balcony overlooking the pool. They consist of 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with … More: photo, rates and booking
Anna Karistu Accommodation

Located in 4 km from Azure Window
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Rooms: 4
With views of the garden, rooms have a private bathroom. They come with a wardrobe, desk and hairdryer. Guests at Accommodation Anna Karistu can … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Azure Window - Comino Island

The islands are rich in fabulous beach resorts. Gozo Island, for example, is famous for its resort areas of Marsalforn and Xlendi. Despite the fact that these resorts are not big, the choice of comfortable beaches in this area is simply gorgeous. Almost all sandy beaches in the resort area are manmade. Travelers can also relax on comfortable beaches with the concrete surface. On Gozo Island, travelers can attend a unique beach – Ramla Bay that is located not far from the town of Xaghra. Unusual red colored sand has made this beach internationally famous. Fans of snorkeling will find it amusing to attend Qbajjar bay. This pebble beach is very comfortable for those who want to enjoy some swimming with a snorkel mask.

The island of Comino is also famous for its wonderful beaches. The Blue Lagoon is, without a doubt, the most famous and beautiful area for beach recreation. Water in the lagoon has an unusual azure color and is crystal clear, so there is nothing strange that fans of snorkeling adore this place. One more famous beach is named after St Nicolas. Travelers who like picturesque places also prefer to relax on Mary Bay Beach.
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