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Sightseeing in Comino Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Comino Gozo&Comino Islands are in the immediate vicinity of Malta, and therefore don't lack attention of tourists. Despite the proximity, islands are quite different, and each has its own unique features. If Gozo differs with developed tourist infrastructure and is quite lively, then the Comino is a lovely secluded area suitable to feel the nature. At the same time, amazing historical sites can be found on both Gozo and Comino.
The island of Comino has only one hotel that can be attributed to a number of local attractions. Comino is situated on the smallest private beach of the Maltese islands located in the bay of … Open
The latter has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as findings of scientists prove. Off the coast of Santa Maria Bay there is an important archaeological site; according to scientists, that's an ancient burial. The most important historical symbol of the island is the St. Mary Tower built in the 17th century on the initiative of the Order of Knights of St. John.
The tower was an important element in the complex of fortifications and fortresses; along with neighboring islands it represented a major obstacle to many conquerors. In 2002, the tower has been completely renovated. Today its top is equipped with an excellent viewing platform. St. Mary Battery built in the 18th century has survived on the island of Comino. A truly unique attraction is the St. Mary chapel ; that's the only religious building with an iconostasis in the state. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
If you want to bring back home from Gozo something edible, pay your attention to the local honey and cheese. Honey here is more of a traditional souvenir, although, they use a unique … Open
The island of Gozo has also preserved historical buildings of different eras. Most mysterious attractions are ancient temples of Ggantija ; they are among the oldest buildings on the planet. According to the version of scientists, megalithic temples are more than 5,500 years old. Stunning ancient temples are in the immediate vicinity of Xaghra village.
Comino The most visited attraction in Gozo is Citadel that resembles a real open-air museum, rather than a classical fortification. Almost all the buildings are converted into exhibition halls that house a rich collection of ancient weapons, natural science and historical artifacts, as well as a collection of amazing exhibits devoted to local folklore. There is also an old prison that would be also a very interesting place to visit.
Gozo and Comino don’t have a very developed tourism infrastructure. The travelers come here to enjoy the view of ancient constructions, walks by yourself, deserted beaches with clean … Open
Four Watch towers : Mgarr ix-Xini Tower , Xlendi Tower , Dwejra Tower and San Blas Tower have survived on the island. Their construction took place in the second half of the 17th century; now all towers are carefully restored and kept in perfect form. Another interesting historical landmark is Fort Shambrey . Its construction was completed in 1794; initially it was assumed that it would replace the Citadel. However, large-scale fortifications proved indispensable. Today, the fort is home to the apartment complex.
Comino The main shrine of the island is the Gozo Cathedral of Assumption of Our Lady in the Citadel. Lots of interesting legends are associated with the Ta'Pinu sanctuary, as well as the lovely St. Dimitri chapel built in the 18th century.
Despite their small sizes, Comino and Gozo can offer the travelers a lot of places to try really tasty dishes of Malta cuisine. Traditionally, the visitors of the Blue Lagoon bring the food … Open
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.
Comino 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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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Comino Island
♥   Castle 'Gran Castello' , 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Selmun Palace' , 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Verdala Palace' , 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fort Saint Angelo' , 30.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Donnafugata' Ragusa, 97.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Comino Island from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Megalithic Temples of Malta

From the series “The Oldest Surviving Monuments on Earth”
In total, more than twenty ancient temples were discovered on the island, among which only seven were preserved by miracle until our days. Of particular interest are four temples: Hagar Qim, Ġgantija, Tarxien and Mnajdra. The oldest temple is Ġgantija, and the largest - Hagar Qim. Mnajdra is characterized by unusual location and orientation. More than 5,000 years ago, this temple was built according to Feng Shui rules. … Read further

Sightseeing in Malta: things to see

The capital of the country, Valetta, is a true open air museum. The city is rich in beautiful churches, medieval palaces and fortresses. The Grandmaster’s Palace is considered the most beautiful building on the island. Nowadays, the palace is used as a residence of the president. Tourists are also recommended to visit St. Elmo Fortress and St. John’s Cathedral. These buildings of the 16th century are in wonderful condition and unleash the beauty and luxury of past centuries. Many palaces have been transformed into museums – Provence Palace is home to the largest Archaeological Museum in the country. The building of Admiralty has been turned into the Museum of Fine Arts. … Open
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