• Gozo’s Coastal Towers

Gozo’s Coastal Towers

Along the coast of Gozo one can admire six coastal towers; Marsalforn, Isopu, Garzes, Mgarr ix-Xini, Xlendi and Dwejra.  Built by the Knights of Malta during the 17th century, these watch towers formed a formidable defense system against invaders by sea.

All towers were strategically positioned, so that as one tower spotted a suspicious approach, neighboring towers could be easily altered by means of a fire signal.

Nowadays most of these towers have been restored to their former glory to welcome visitors keen to explore the Hospitallers legacy on the island.