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Xerri's Grotto

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Address: Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta

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Cute cave, cute tour guide.

The grotto itself is quite small, but has a cute and interesting history. What really sets the tour apart and makes it above average is the tour guide, descendant to the man who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been lucky enough to visit Gozo a couple of times and this is a trip we always try to fit in. Our children always like finding the different shapes in the rocks, with the help of the friendly and informative guide. There is a small stone spiral staircase that takes you down to natures small little wonder. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The grotto itself is quite small, but has a cute and interesting history. What really sets the tour apart and makes it above average is the tour guide, descendant to the man who discovered the caves the woman shows great pride in her grotto. She spent most of the time comparing stalactites and stalagmites to animals and bacon, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Well, in short words. In the middle of a typical village you go into the typical farmhouse. And then the elder lady asks you to get in the well. Surprisingly it has stairs, so you go down. And you find amazing cave ;) It's neighter big nor astonishing, but it is really nice and all the surroundings is just amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Yes there are bigger and better. But this is a cute little cave with a personal history. Its only about 10 minutes worth of tour, guided by a very proud Gozitan descendant and at 2.5 Euro you really cannot complain. If you are in the area, you'd be silly to let it pass by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Imagine finding a grotto in your house. Well, this is exactly what happened to the Xerri family some 90 years ago. We were taken around this small but perfectly formed grotto by the granddaughter-in-law. The tour was comprehensive, interesting and unique. The three of us were the only party on this tour, giving an intimate, non-commercial feel. All in all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The lady owning the property gave a great tour of the grotto found while trying to get water from the water table. She had animal descriptions for each rock which was kind of cute. Best 2.5Euro ever :)

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

very good guide and many big statlicates and statlagmites to see on this small and beautiful island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The story of the discovery and the unusual location under a private house make it worth to visit the cave. Antonio Xerri discovered the cave in 1923 when digging a well. A grandson of this Antonio gave a me a tour of the cave, which is accessible by a small spiral staircase leading down. The floor in the cave has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The price is cheap and the stalagmites and stalactites are cool to observe. I only wish the lady gave more time to the watcher to go around and take their time. It was only 10 mins long or less and uninteresting commentary on how the formations look like certain animals or stuff, although the story of her grandpa discovering the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Home grottoes are specifically Gozoan and it is very nice for people to allow the tourists to see them. Pretty formations, tight spaces. 10 m spiral staircase leading down. The grotto served as a shelter from the air raids during the second world war. Pay attention to colorful alabaster stalactites and stalagmites.

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