Mgarr ix-xini

Mgarr ix-Xini, is a bay close to Ghajnsielem (southwest), Xewkija and Sannat (southeast) on the Maltese island of Gozo. It lies in a gorge to the west of Mgarr Harbour, accessible mainly from the nearest village of Xewkija as well from Sannat.

During the rule of the Order, it served as a small harbour for galleys. A small watchtower was built to defend the area in 1661, and it was restored several times in recent years.

Nowadays, this secluded spot is popular for swimming and diving. On 12 November 1999, the former Gozo ferry MV Xlendi was purposely sunk to create an artificial reef and dive site. However, the ship rolled over while sinking and it ended up upside down. It may be unsafe for inexperienced divers.

The movie titled By the Sea, starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was partially filmed at Mgarr ix-Xini from August to November 2014.

Mgarr ix-Xini does not form part of our Full day tour so we recommend that you rent a GoCar or an eJeep and make your way assisted by our navigation software.

About Yippee

Yippee is owned and managed by Cominology Ltd specialising in ECO Tours the only Tuk-Tuk and GoCAR Operator based in Gozo.

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