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Xlendi, located in the south west of Gozo, is home to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach spot for swimming and diving. The small beach is made up of pebbles and sand, plus some good rocks for snorkelling. With shallow waters and calm seas, it's ideal for a family with young children.

Xlendi town itself has some interesting history, including some Punic tombs, 4 unique chapels and the Xlendi Tower, constructed by Grandmaster Juan de Lascaris-Castellar in the 17th century.

Mostly a popular daytripper spot, you can head to Xlendi on your tour of Malta.

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Just 2 miles from Victoria, the capital of Gozo, Xlendi is a developed area popular with daytrippers. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes, mostly concentrated on the seafront. After lunch you can explore the little beach, or head up into the narrow cliffs on a series of walkways which will help you navigate the landscape.

The impressive Xlendi Tower is worth a visit if you like history. Constructed in 1650, in recent years the tower fell into disrepair, but it was once instrumental in protecting the island from Turkish raiders, and in later years was of strategic importance to the British military.

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The coastline at Xlendi is quite rugged, home to a number of caves and rocks. Because of the calm waters protected by the oddly rectangle-shaped bay, these rocks are ideal for snorkelling and diving. Even okay for beginners, there's a diving school in Xlendi if this takes your fancy.

The beach itself is quite small, but if you get there at the right time it can still feel like you have plenty of room to explore. Because of the in-and-out nature of the daytrippers, towards the evening the area quietens down, so settle down on your own little bit of the beach or head for a quiet, relaxing meal in one of the nearby restaurants.

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