Ggantija

Ggantija: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Private Full Day Island Tour

3. 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

4. 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 Ggantija

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,171 reviews

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!

Very active and full filed day. Sarah was amazing, and the waves were huge