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* Go down to the Ramla i Hamra beach
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* Go down to the Ramla i Hamra beachthere will take half an hour but is pleasant through the fields.
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Revision as of 00:22, 29 October 2011
Xaghra is in Gozo.
Pronounced Shara, this village is centrally located on the island and a good spot to use as a base. Firstly because it's an attractive village in itself, it houses the Ġgantija temples, and is 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk to both Ramla i Hamra beach and Rabat, so if you don't have too much time to explore the island this is a good place.
There are some busses from Rabat, a taxi from the ferry terminal at Mgarr should set you back 13-15 Euros; from Rabat, a bit less.
There is no public transport inside the village, only to and from it. As it's quite small everything is pretty much within walking distance: Allow 15 minutes from one edge of town to the other (going from the hotel to the temple, for instance).
- The Ġgantija Temple, the oldest standing structure in the world.
- The attractive village square with its classical baroque church, locals and chickens enjoying the afternoon sun.
- Go down to the Ramla i Hamra beach. Walking there will take half an hour but is pleasant through the fields.
Them main square has a number of good restaurants and cafes including;
- Oleander on the pittoresque village square (Pjazza Victoria) is a very good little restaurant which among other things serves typical local dishes.
- Cornucopia Hotel, Triq Gnien Imrik, tel.+356 21556486, has good deals for its four stars in the low season, only a few lira more than the somewhat tacky english b&b also in town. Be sure to ask for a room at the front of the hotel where you'll get a gorgoeus view of the sea with Marsalforn and the Rio style Jesus statue overlooking them on your right, and the Citadel of Gozo on your left.