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Ggantija Temples Tours

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Ggantija Temples
Built about 5,600 years ago on the island of Gozo, the Ggantija Temples are one of the most popular destinations for visitors – and one of the world's oldest manmade religious sites still in existence today. They are astonishing not only for their age, but also because they were constructed at a time when neither metal tools nor the wheel had yet been known on the island. Just one of seven megalithic temples on Gozo and Malta, they were excavated in the early 19th century based on local knowledge of the site based on folklore.

The Ggantija Temples complex includes an altar, receptacles for fire and ceremonial flames as well as water offerings, and there is evidence that animal sacrifices were performed on site. While mythology posits that a giantess built the temple, today it is thought that a type of ball bearing feature was used to move the enormous stones into place – thus its name, which translates to “Giant's Grotto.”

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The Ggantija Temples are located at Temples Street on Gozo and are open to visitors from 9am to 5pm. The price to enter the complex is €5. It is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Address: Triq Parsott, Ix-Xagħra 2161, Malta
Admission: €5
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Gozo and Ggantija Temples Full-Day Excursion from MaltaDay Trips

Gozo and Ggantija Temples Full-Day Excursion from Malta

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The island of Gozo is renowned for its ancient ruins and picturesque scenery, and its proximity to Malta means you can visit on a day trip. This full-day tour from Valletta includes a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Ggantija Temples, a ride on the Marsalforn train, and a delicious buffet dinner, as well as hotel pickup and round-trip ferries between the islands.
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Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep on a full-day tour from Malta. Discover both the highlights and hidden corners of Gozo in a Jeep that can travel on small country roads where larger vehicles cannot venture. Visit top attractions such as Victoria, Qala Belvedere, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ggantija Temples, along with many other destinations across the island. Includes driver-guide, lunch and food tastings, transportation by Jeep, and hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations.
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Explore the island of Gozo in style with this 1-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Hop aboard your bus at any of the stops around the island, and explore top attractions at your own pace. Choose the route to suit your tastes and preferences, and enjoy fine views over the island’s mountainous terrain from the top of your double-decker bus. Discover popular landmarks such as Xewkija, Ggantija Temples, and Ramla beach. Plus, gain insight into Gozo’s colorful culture and traditions.
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See the island of Gozo by jeep on a day-long tour. Traveling through lush valleys and along off-road tracks, discover the island as few others do. As you relax, your guide navigates around the island, stopping at landmarks such as the Calypso Cave and the Gordon Lighthouse. Stop for photos at all the key sights, and savor a hearty buffet lunch with wine. Round-trip ferry transport from Malta and hotel transfers are also included.
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Discover the Mediterranean island of Gozo on this all-day guided tour. See spots not on the usual tourist route for a unique perspective of Gozo. Highlights include the Ggantija temple, the Ta' Pinu National Shrine, and the old prison in Victoria, plus there will be time to shop at the crafts village.
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Gozo with a difference as seen at sunset when you can enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of Malta’s sister island. The guided tour starts in the afternoon with a visit to the Ggantija Temples. The megaliths are the first examples of built architecture, the world’s oldest free-standing monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (two of the seven Megalithic Temples of Malta). They are considerably older than the Pyramids of Egypt. We then walk around the citadel situated in the centre of the island, from whose walls you can admire the soft hues of Gozo’s undulating countryside. As the day draws to a close we go down the spectacular winding road to Dwejra, the ideal location for watching the sun set below the horizon. To round off the evening, a relaxing dinner in one of Gozo’s restaurants.
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Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will drive to ferry at North of Malta to make 30 minutes way crossing to Gozo by sea. Arrive Gozo and see all the main attractions such as Qala Belvedere viewpoint, Ggantija Temple, Calypso’s cave, Azure Window and much more. Your guide will recommend you restaurant to have lunch. After 30minutes ferry back we will take you back to your hotel or another place you are staying.
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