Home to prehistoric remains, hundreds of breeding sea birds and sunsets to die for
TA' CENC CLIFFS
Situated at the south of Gozo and some 470ft above sea level, Ta' CencCliffs offer stunning views all year round. The area is perfect for some trekking or just a simple stroll while admiring a splendid sunrise. For those not particularly keen on waking up early, a visit before dusk will offer some dramatic views of the disappearing sun below the western half of the horizon. Nature prevails at Ta' Cenc as the area has stayed relatively untouched. The habitat is rich in biodiversity, especially in breeding sea birds. The spectacular scene of hundreds of Shearwaters returning to their nest before nightfall is surely something that astounds visitors. The few signs of human development mostly belong to the ancient ages as the area contains some prehistoric remains of a megalithic temple. The Menhirs and Dolmens scattered around the site give further proof that Ta' Cenc served as a village in the prehistoric ages. The mysterious cart ruts, lying at the cliffs edge, have begged visitors to ask various questions, most of which have remained unanswered for hundreds of years. Ta' Cenc is indeed an area of ecological, geological and historical heritage and this further justifies the protection status it enjoys.
Gozo's Unique Coastline
Steeped in cultural and natural heritage, the Island of Gozo has a blend of characteristics that have astounded visitors along the years. The island's dramatic coastline, a habitat to thousands of species, is unique in the Mediterranean. The hot summer days are ideal for a swim in one of the Island's bays while the perfect warm climate during the winter months makes Gozo an optimal destination for those who would love an adventure along the rugged Gozitan shoreline. Gozo offers diving opportunities all year long in its stunning blue waters while trekkers can explore Gozo's idyllic country side, especially on a glorious sunny spring day. Although the island is primarily renowned for its heavenly summer days, the other nine months of the year offer a mixture of spectacular scenes with an unbelievable variety and contrast of colours each step of the way. No wonder Edward Lear - a 19th Century artist, illustrator, author and poet - ran out of words to depict Gozo's beauty and described the island's coastal scenery as pomskizillious and gromphibberous. The Englishman tailored these words specifically for Gozo's coast, just because no words can describe its magnificence.
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