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Calypso's Cave.

In Homer's "Odyssey" the nymph Calypso kept Odysseus stuck on Gozo for seven years in the belief he would become immortal.Eventually he returned to his wife Penelope.It is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
John L
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of effort to look at a hole in the ground. I was expecting to be able to walk inside but it is sealed off. The views are excellent though for photographs and there are decent toilets as well as a keenly priced mobile snack van. Also good opportunity to photograph some of those small lizards in or near... More 

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I remember clambering into the cave as a child and even as recently as some 5 or so years ago. The cave entrance is now securely fenced off and inaccessible. Views of Ramla Bay and the surrounding area area are breath-taking, but anyone hoping to visit the mythical location is in for a disappointment. Good old health and safety, I... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

In Homer's "Odyssey" the nymph Calypso kept Odysseus stuck on Gozo for seven years in the belief he would become immortal.Eventually he returned to his wife Penelope.It is disappointing, nowadays, that you can no longer enter her cave.However,you do get a view of the best sandy beach in Gozo ie Ramla Bay and its Roman defence lines.You can also see... More 

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

There is a very interesting story behind Calypso Cave where the Goddess Calypso is said to have lived. The view from the top is the best on the island, so bring your camera when you visit.

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Putignano, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

we were at the Ram la bay, taken some sun and we decided to go by foot to the cave although we knew it was closed The hill was steps but when we arrived at the top w head a beautiful panorama over the Ramla beach. Odyssee would be satisfied staying here for a while.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice walk from Marsalforn to this cave (about 3 km). Unfortunately cave is no longer open as it is not structurally safe. The views down to Rambla Bay are nice and worth having a look.

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isle of wight
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This didn't really amount to much. Some stone steps with remains of iron railings going down into a gap in the cliffs. That's it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is a good place to stop on your way to Ramla Bay for the views over the bay, but there is very little here and no access to the cave due to 'geological activity'

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Medway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were very disappointed that the cave is closed and clearly had been and will be closed for quite some time. There is a nice viewpoint (overlooking Ramla Bay) but Gozo isn't short of those and we didn't think it was worth the drive to the location.

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Thank Kevin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited when the cave was closed due to currently being unsafe and under maintenance. However there are some lovely views from the point and a catering van where you can sit with a drink / snack and enjoy the view.

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