Għarb is a tranquil small village situated in the west of Gozo Island. It is one of the oldest settlements on the island, best known for its local crafts, deep-rooted culture, ancient architecture and pristine landscapes. The local Council has always championed conservation projects. A great success story and a key achievement of the island’s regeneration efforts is the revival of Wied il-Mielaħ, from wasteland to a magnificent rural destination.
Isla is a true cradle of history and is home to beautiful views, maritime scenery and architectural treasures. The fact that Isla is one of the oldest cities in Malta can be surely felt when walking around the city, with its strong Mediterranean influence. Strolling around the city down to Gnien il-Gardjola (the look-out garden) at the tip of Senglea Point, will allow you to savour a blend of history, architecture and local Mediterranean culture.
Mellieha and the Hamlet of Manikata
Mellieha is located in the north-west of the island of Malta. In 2009, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in protected areas. Mellieha is a rural village ideally situated in the northwestern part of the island of Malta. Known for its wonderful sandy beaches, world-class hotels and restaurants, Mellie?a is one of Malta's most pristine regions. Together with the Hamlet of Manikata, the region makes up one of the country's most important historical areas.
Hamlet of Santa Lucija is located in the north-west of Malta, on the island of Gozo. In 2008, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in Intangible Heritage. Gozo’s small village of Santa Lucija in Kercem, surrounded by rich hill scenery, cultural and historical monuments and natural water springs, is truly a sight to behold. The “seven-course meal”, Ikla tan-Nanna servinc, a traditional form of dining, and the spiritual “Santa Lucija by Night” light festival are unique to this part of the Mediterranean.
Nadur is located in the north-west of Malta, on the island of Gozo. In 2007, it was awarded the title of Best Emerging European Rural Destination of Excellence. Nadur, on the island of Gozo, has the perfect blend of culture, rural activities and natural heritage with an elaborate sustainable tourism approach that is reflected in the daily lives of locals.