We didn’t set out this morning to go to Gozo! Our intention was to drive round the top of the Island then head down to Mdina.
First we stopped at Selmun Palace and had a quick look. It was closed up & was originally a Knights of St John palace in the 1700s, built as summer and hunting residence. It’s beautiful.
There was an old farmstead nearby. I was fascinated. All the family and animals lived in close proximity. It was clearly old and preserved and well looked after. But shut up! I leaned over the gates to take some photos. 😃
We drove up the main road towards the north of the Island. As we crested the hill, suddenly D said ‘let’s go to Gozo and see those temples!’ So we did. ‘Those temples’ are the Ggantija complex. The guide book said they were the number 1 must see thing in the Maltese archipelago and they were amazing. They’re Neolithic, 3600-2500BC, the second earliest man made structure in the world. They’re time comparable with Stonehenge, but they seem to be more advanced somehow. Unfortunately D took all the amazing photos on his camera that I don’t have access to (for posting on my blog purposes) on hols, so here are my poor efforts!
On the way to Gozo I took photos of Comino:
We drove around Gozo for a while after the temples just to visit, then after we’d been in a shop selling drinks and handknit shawls which
the owner was whipping up, one of which she tried to sell me but I declined because I could also whip up a ribbon shawl in short order(!) we went back to Malta, got back to our hotel and collapsed round the pool. A nice restful day tomorrow hopefully!