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A must see. Lovely family tour guides

Its in the basement of the house. Amazing caves. A must see and visit. So weird below their house... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
R0bNunn
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Nice short visit

Interesting little stop, great for passing 20-30 minutes. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jkal2014
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Barbizon, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its in the basement of the house. Amazing caves. A must see and visit. So weird below their house. You enter into their house and ask to see it. Very small spiral stairs so go careful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little stop, great for passing 20-30 minutes. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having just been to the other grotto in the area we thought we would visit this one. 6 euros each and accompanied with a guide who was a waste of time. The only time he spoke was when we asked a question. Then his answer was as succinct as possible. Shame came away disappointed.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

If you’ve never seen stalactites and stalagmites, never been in a cave, are a speleologist or happen to be in the area, Xerri's Grotto is probably a good way to burn up 15 minutes. The owner is lovely and has put in an incredible amount of work with lighting etc. and he only charges €2.50. For us it was just okay, wouldn’t list it as a have to do thing.

On arrival a buzzer is pushed and the owner greets you, then access is via a stone spiral staircase. The grotto is 9 metres underground, the paths circuit according to a website is 30 metres, although it didn’t appear that long. It was discovered by Anthony Xerri in 1923, while digging a well. Over a period of 7 years he excavated it by hand and put down the path.

1  Thank KTGP
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

The grotto is quite interesting, so if you’re in the area go check it out. If you’re tight on time in Gozo though I wouldn’t make a special trip.

Thank annar82428
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit if in Xaragh for the day. Very friendly and informative. Also check out Ninus cave while in the area.

Thank TamsinL26
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if in Xaghra. Grotto discovered beneath a house in the village. Visit only takes around 15 mins. We were given a tour by a family member who was able to share basic information.

Thank Cazzyrina50
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

What can you say that hasn't already been said by everyone else.
Absolutely brilliant time well worth the trip and would recommend everyone try and visit.
The stairs are a little steep and narrow and the grotto is obviously underground but it doesn't feel too enclosed but it might mean anyone with mobility issues or claustrophobia would want to think twice.
The tour is only 15 to 20 minutes so you can decide what you want to do when you get there.
Although the tour is only a short time it's worth every penny. Absolutely Wonderful.

Thank Harry C
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Doubtless the weirdest cave I've ever entered, as you enter through an ordinary house in the middle of Xaghra village. The family that discovered the cave (while digging a well) still operates the business and we had the great great grandson for our guide. It's dirt cheap (€2,50) and a cool (in both senses) way to spend half an hour.
Keep in mind that the spiralling stairs to get down to the cave are VERY steep and narrow.

1  Thank Johan S
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you want to spend 20minutes in a lovely cool cave with loads of stalagtites. At only €2.50 a adult you can't beat it. Interesting host shows you round.

Thank Russgood
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