Wied il-Mielah Window
This massive limestone arch is currently the last surviving rock-arch window in Gozo. It is a natural geological formation jutting out from the cliff walls. The winding valley on its flank is called Wied il-Mielah, translatable as ‘Salt Valley’. This 29-metre-high structure is a massive block of coralline limestone strong enough to withstand the force of large sea-waves, salt erosion, and wind action. It offers an excellent breeding and nesting area for rare seabirds and an exciting cliff-face for rock climbers.
This locality is also rated as a fantastic dive-site. Diving beneath the arch-window and coasting towards the valley you encounter a number of caves and reefs that offer great scenery and are very picturesque. The Salt Valley is one of the eleven valleys in Gharb. A two-kilometre long, narrow, V-shaped valley supports rare flora, including Sea Purslane. Do not miss the opportunity to head towards the saltpans in Xwejni, proceeding by the northern coastline, whilst enjoying high cliffs, amazing scenery and sea-views.