The Azure Window
Dwejra Bay, Malta
The Azure Window Dwejra Bay Reviews
The Azure Window Nov 28, 2013
Located in Gozo (known as the island of calypso), the Azure Window is probably the icon of the tiny island nation of Malta. the arch can be seen through numerous travel guide books and advertisements.
the azure window is a natural arch composed of a very special limestone rock that could only be found in malta, that is yellowish in color and glows if sunlight hits it directly.
because of the erosion process and irresponsible tourism, the arch is slowly crumbling away and giving in. in the early days people could climb the arch and it crumbled by the weight. in the near future, if the people of malta dont do anything about it, the azure window would lose its arch and only a pinnacle of one of the columns would remain.
the arch also forms a natural blue lagoon below that is popular with swimming or diving but since the erosion slowly damages the arch, its dangerous to swim under it because parts of it might fall to divers below.
the azure window could be reached from the main island of malta by taking the bus numbers to cirkewwa harbor- bus numbers: 41, 42, 101, 102, 221, 222 and x1 from valletta and other parts of mainland malta. from cirkewwa take the ferry to the island of gozo to the harbor of mgarr. from mgarr take the bus 301 to victoria (ir rabat) the capital of gozo and from ir-rabat take the bus 311 to dwejra. go as early as you can because everything takes a while in malta by bus to get to destinations.
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