Things to do in Xlendi

Our most recommended things to do in Xlendi

Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch + Boat Ride

1. Malta: Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch + Boat Ride

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights on this day trip from Malta. Stop in the charming towns and enjoy different bays such as Ramla Bay and Xlendi Bay. Uncover the secrets of Calypso's Cave and have a scrumptious lunch. Go to Victoria and ride past the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves. Benefit from hotel pickup in Malta and private powerboat to Gozo. Meet your guide and head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea, then visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Make a stop to refuel with a three-course meal at the beautiful Village of Xewkija. Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay and marvel at the rock formations of Dwejra. Get up close to the salt pans on the north coast near the beach resort of Marsalforn Bay. Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria, and enjoy some time for a relaxing swim in the sea. End with a powerboat ride back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

2. From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

During this full-day tour, experience Gozo's magnificent heritage, visit key landmarks, and discover hidden gems, all while relishing the impressive beauty and distinctive charm this tiny island has to offer.  This tour starts with a short 20-minute ferry crossing to Gozo, which immediately sets the pace to Gozo’s unique atmosphere. The first stop is the megalithic temples of Ggantija, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This impressive archaeological site dates to c. 3600-3200 BC and is believed to be the oldest freestanding monument in the world, predating Stonehenge in England, and the Pyramids of Egypt. The etymology of “Ggantija” is derived from the Maltese word for giant (“ggant”) because it was believed the site was built by a race of giants.  This mythological idea makes sense considering that the temples are constructed from megaliths (massive limestone blocks) measuring more than 5 meters in length and weighing over 50 tons. Afterward, head towards the medieval fortified city known locally as “Cittadella” (The Citadel).  Located within the capital city of Gozo (Victoria), with its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient, fortified city stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the Island. Next visit is the delightful sea inlet known as Xlendi Bay, located at the end of a deep, lush ravine, which was once a riverbed and surrounded by picturesque steep cliffs. The bay is now on the must-visit list of most day-trippers to the Island.  Xlendi’s small but lively promenade is busy at all times of the day, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, and a handful of souvenir shops. Though seemingly bursting with activity during summer, Xlendi bay remains a refreshingly quiet place even at the height of the season. Your final stop is Dwejra. Situated on the western shore of the island of Gozo this area is a geological and ecological haven. Its surroundings offer a blend of geology, landscape, fauna, habitats, shoreline, seascapes, archaeology, flora, and history, making this an experience to remember. Dwejra is also known for its Inland Sea, a small bay surrounded by high cliffs and connected by an impressive 65-meter-long natural tunnel that opens out into the open sea, a truly fascinating natural formation that evokes awe and leaves a striking impression. After a day full of experiences and unique memories, take a short ferry crossing back to Malta and return to your hotel.

Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

3. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Safari with Buffet Lunch and Wine

When you arrive at approximately 10:15 AM, your designated guide and driver will meet you at Mgarr Harbour to start the tour around Gozo.  A few of the places your driver will take you to visit include Qala Belvedere, Ramla, Calypso Cave, Ggantija Temples, Dwejra/Inland Sea, the Salt Pans, Marsalforn, Cliffs and Xlendi Bay. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet which will be served to you for lunch at the Mariblu Restaurant, along with some local wine and water. After the tour has ended, you will be escorted back to the starting point at Mgarr Harbour, where transport will take you back to your accommodation.

From Malta: Self-Driving E-Jeep Guided Tour in Gozo

4. From Malta: Self-Driving E-Jeep Guided Tour in Gozo

This tour is ideal for families and groups of friends that would like to have an all-access, planet loving self-driving tour of Gozo. Designed for those who like the journey as much as the destination, you will power through rugged valleys and backroads, taking in sleepy villages and dramatic country and coastal trails in a convoy following one of our tour leaders / safety officers. Get a fully loaded slice of Gozo. Enjoy a mouthwatering authentic light lunch and satisfy your thirst for the unknown, driving up-close to cherished landmarks not reached by Public Transport or hop on/hop off bus tours. During the summer season enjoy a swim stop in one of Gozo’s charming bays. Weather permitting crossing over to Gozo will be aboard Yippee boat reserved exclusively for our guests. On the return voyage our boat sails past Comino's captivating caves. Whenever prevailing sea/weather conditions are severe crossing and return shall be by Gozo Channel communal ferry and tickets will be provided. Jeep drivers undergo a safety / operational briefing before setting off in a convoy. Drivers must be aged 21 or over and present a valid driving license and credit card. Insurance Cover excludes the first € 350.00 of any claim, being the policy excess, which amount must be borne by the driver/hirer in case of an accident. Jeeps are 100% electric, self-driven and can accommodate a maximum of (3) other passengers.

From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

5. From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. Your next stop is the historic fortified city of The Citadella in the heart of Victoria. Also called The Citadel, it is on Malta's tentative list of future UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and contains an old prison within the city walls. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

6. From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Depart at 11: 00 AM from the town of Bugibba and journey towards the island of Comino by boat. Enjoy the incredible views of Malta from the open sea and cruise close to the shore to check out the island's magnificent coastline and enormous rugged cliffs. Pass the tiny St. Paul’s Island and catch sight of the statue of the apostle Saint Paul that rises high into the sky. Stop to view the island's alluring sea caves and photos before getting underway again. Arrive at the famous Blue Lagoon, where the crisp turquoise waters are clearer than a swimming pool, making it a must-see stop on a hot summers day. Then it's anchors away, as you head to the island of Gozo. Upon arrival on Gozo Island, enjoy three hours of free time to fill as you wish, or opt to purchase a land-transport ticket for a small added charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you will then have over two hours to explore. Discover the fascinating capital of Gozo, Victoria, with a history that dates back to the Neolithic times.  Xlendi is a small, picturesque seaside village located in the south west of the island of Gozo with a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs and dotted with small and large caves that you can explore. Enjoy panoramic views from the tops of the cliffs. Xlendi also offers a number of very good restaurants, coffee bars, and souvenir shops. 

From Bugibba: Comino, Gozo, and Blue Lagoon Catamaran Cruise

7. From Bugibba: Comino, Gozo, and Blue Lagoon Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a catamaran cruise to discover the islands of Comino and Gozo, departing from Bugibba. Relax and swim at the Blue Lagoon on Comino, and choose to explore either the city of Victoria or the village of Xlendi on Gozo. Set off from the harbor in Bugibba and cruise along the scenic northwest coast of Malta. Drop anchor at the first stop on the tour at the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. The crew will find a quiet spot so you can relax, sunbathe, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of this picturesque location. Back on the boat, relax in the glow of the sun on the loungers or catamaran nets. You can also buy some tasty cocktails at the bar on board. Sail towards Mgarr Harbor on the island of Gozo. At the port, hop on a shuttle bus to the historic city of Victoria or the seaside village of Xlendi. If you choose to visit Victoria, you will have a wealth of charming streets and historic landmarks to explore. Stroll through the narrow lanes of this fortified town, with a magnificent citadel at its heart. Be amazed by the marble-covered St. George's Basilica and its gilded altar. Alternatively, choose to visit Xlendi, which is a quaint village located on the southwest shore of the island. Admire the views of its bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs which are dotted with small and large caves. Walk up the staircase to the top of the cliffs and enjoy panoramic views all around you. After you have enjoyed some free time exploring one of these destinations, be picked up by bus for your journey back to the harbor in Gozo. Then, relax on a scenic journey back towards Bugibba.

Gozo: Private Full Day Island Tour

8. Gozo: Private Full Day Island Tour

Explore the wonders of Gozo, Malta's sister island, on this magnificent private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the Cirkewwa Terminal, where you'll catch the ferry boat and cross the 4-kilometer channel that divides Malta from Gozo. Immediately after arriving to Gozo, feel the difference between this island and Malta, despite the common history and the relative small geographical distance. Gozo appears immediately more rural, less developed, and greener than Malta, giving the impression that time has stopped still. From the port of Mgarr, travel to the Ġgantija Megalithic Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to the northern region of the island, stopping at the Calypso Cave and at the ancient Roman's salt pans of Qbajjar. Visit the scenic Bay of Dwejra and its stunning inland sea. Take a short break at Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village and stop for lunch at picturesque Xlendi Bay, not far from the island's main town of Victoria. Take a walking tour of Victoria, exploring its charming narrow streets, markets, and shops. Head to the Citadel of Gozo, a medieval fortress overlooking the entire island. Marvel at the stunning views of the countryside and the surrounding villages before you catch the ferry back to Malta.

Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

9. Malta: Discover Malta & Gozo 5 Tours Package With Transfers

Book this 5-day excursion package to experience all of the culture, charm, and history of Malta and Gozo Islands. Visit the archipelago's main highlights with two full-day tours and three half-day tours over 5 days. Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel every day of your experience. Browse through the many available itineraries and select the option that best fits your plans. See the day-by-day itinerary when selecting your preferred option. Drive to the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a half-day tour. Explore imposing fortifications, bastions, and palaces. Watch an immersive audiovisual show on Malta's history and tour St John's Co-Cathedral, the Upper Barraka Gardens, and Grand Harbour. Take a day trip to Mdina, the country's old capital city. Admire the fortified walls and its spectacular panoramas. Visit the village of Rabat, the Catacombs of St Cataldus, Dingli Cliffs, San Anton Gardens, Ta' Qali Artisan Village, and the Rotunda of Mosta with its dome. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine. Embark on another half-day excursion to the famous Three Cities: Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Copiscua. Appreciate these historic fortified cities and discover their magnificent churches, piazzas, fortifications, and architectural treasures. Take a boat trip of the creeks aboard a Maltese 'frejgatina'. Immerse yourself in the landscape of Gozo on a scenic day trip. Take the ferry from Malta and visit the city of Victoria, the Ggantija temples, and the Citadel, a majestic medieval fortress. Gaze at Xlendi Bay, Dwejra Bay, and Inland Sea, with an optional boat trip. Eat lunch with a glass of wine. Head over to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk on a half-day adventure. See the largest fishing harbor in Malta, lined with traditional “luzzus”, brightly colored boats. Wander around the open-air market, visit the town of Qrendi, and marvel at the Blue Grotto, with an optional boat trip.

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What people are saying about Xlendi

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Wir wurden morgens abgeholt und konnten durch die Bussfahrt schon einiges von Malta sehen. Zudem wurden wir freundlich eingewiesen und durften schon selbst hinter unserem Guide fahren. Nicht nur die Fahrt hat unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht, sondern auch die unterschiedlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten anzuschauen. Das Mittagessen fanden wir auch nicht schlecht. Unser Guide war aus Tunesien und war sehr freundlich und hat uns viel zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten erklärt. Er spricht diverse Sprachen (auch Deutsch fließend) und hat unsere Tour definitiv bereichert. Wir würden es definitiv empfehlen :)

We took the six hour personal tour with Joe, our driver for the day. Because he's local, we got to see all the famous and popular attraction but without the hassle of tourist crowds. Jim was helpful in suggestion the best route, timings and the day was run at a really relaxing pace. Perfect way to see Gozo off the beaten track. No worry about driving, parking or getting lost. We were met as we got off the ferry and delivered back with 15mins to departure time. Perfect day. Thanks Jim.

the tour took us on little Suzukis around the island of Gozo and we got to see the main sites of interest. my driver and guide, Cil, was fantastic.

Good guide but she should know more about Malta. Didn’t know where Malta gets its power (electricity) from.

Ronald is een super vriendelijke man. Hele eiland rond gecrosst en veel gezien en gehoord. Aanrader!