Photographer's Note

A view from the seafront at Xlendi.

Xlendi is a village in Malta situated in the south west of the island of Gozo. The name is probably derived from the word "xelandion", a type of Byzantine vessel which may have anchored in the port. It is surrounded by the villages of Munxar, Fontana and Ker?em.

Tombs dating Punic-Byzantine times were found in Xlendi, some at St Simon Point (under St Simon Street) and some others in Xlendi Valley. The Romans used Xlendi as a port as it has features that can protect ships from the wind. In the middle of the bay there is a reef that many ships have shipwrecked against it. These ships left a large number of Roman amphora on the sea bed in the mouth of the bay.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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