We catch Bus # 221 toward Cirkewwa and the ferry to Gozo. Gozo is the second- most populated island in the five island Malta archipelago, and it sounds like a good place to spend a day exploring. The crossing itself is about 30 minutes and takes us past Comino Island, another of the islands in the archipelago. Comino Island is primarily a nature preserve and has only four residents. The sheer limestone cliffs are a key feature, and even from a distance we can see that there are sea caves. St. Mary's Tower is the notable building on the island, which was part of the Knights series of watch towers. It is also known for it's Blue Lagoon.
Victoria is the capital city of the island, also called Rabat. It contains the fortified citadel in the center. We pass through Victoria at least three times as we criss-cross the island on the bus.
We choose to hop-off at Dwejra (Stop #6) which is home to the Azure Window. It is said that the 92 foot tall arch was created when two limestone sea caves collapsed. It is quite a sight! Around the Azure Window there are limestone formations which made me think of walking on the moon.
Our next Hop-off is Ggantija Temples. There are two Neolithic temples which are believed to have been constructed between 3600 and 3200 BC. It is considered as one of the oldest freestanding monuments in the world, pre-dating Stonehedge and the Egyptian pyramids. They're interesting but not as aspiring as Stonehedge or the pyramids.
Door-to-door we're gone just about 8 hours and we have had a wonderful day.