Top things to do in Xagħra

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Xagħra

Ġgantija Temples

Perched on the crest of the hill to the south of Xagħra, the awe-inspiring megalithic Ġgantija Temples command soaring views over most of southern Gozo. As the name implies (ġgantija – dje-gant-ee-ya – means 'giante…
Top Choice Winery in Xagħra

Ta' Mena

This winery near Xagħra en route from Victoria to Marsalforn sells good wine under the Marsamena and Ancient Gods labels, and has a well-stocked farm shop with its own Gozo sea salt, honey, olive oil, chutneys, cape…
Top Choice Gozitan in Xagħra

Oleander

The much-loved Oleander, located on the pretty village square with tables outside, has a menu specialising in Maltese cuisine, with dishes including rabbit cooked in various ways, homemade ravioli with Gozitan chees…
Beach in Xagħra

Ramla Bay

Ramla Bay is one of the prettiest sandy beaches on Gozo, with red-gold sand. The minimal remains of a Roman villa are hidden amid the bamboo behind the beach, and Calypso's Cave looks down from the hilltop to the we…
Cave in Xagħra

Calypso's Cave

Calypso's Cave overlooks the sandy beach of Ramla Bay – it's a 30-minute walk from Xagħra's village square. The cave itself is hardly worth the hike – it's just a hollow under an overhang at the top of the cliff – b…
Historic Building in Xagħra

Ta'Kola Windmill

Built in 1725 at the instigation of the Knights, who built many such windmills to encourage the production of flour (this is one of the few left standing), Ta'Kola now houses a cute museum of country life, with disp…
Wine Bar in Xagħra

73 in the Square

Adding a touch of after-dark energy to Xagħra's pretty main square, this modern wine bar does good-value platters and also draws locals from around Gozo to regular live-music events on weekends. Check the Facebook p…
Mediterranean in Xagħra

D-Venue

D-Venue has blonde-stone arches downstairs, and a great glass-covered terrace on the 1st floor. Food is equally stylish, with choices like spaghetti with prawns and rocket, calamari, rabbit and crispy duck breast.
Cave in Xagħra

Xerri's Grotto

In the back streets to the north of the village square lies Xerri’s Grotto. This underground cavern, complete with stalactites and stalagmites, is unusual in that it is entered through a private house. Having discov…
Museum in Xagħra

Pomskizillious Museum of Toys

This small labour of love has an impressive array of 19th-century and 1930s doll houses, toy soldiers, and spooky china dolls, mostly in glass cases. There's a display case devoted to nonsense poet Edward Lear, who …