Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Comino, Malta

Comino is the smallest of the three inhabited Maltese islands, located about half-way between Malta and Gozo.

The Mediterranean island is only 3.5 square km (1.35 sq miles) in area. Today, the island is a bird sanctuary and popular with tourists in the summer.

The island population is four. Yes, four! There's a priest and a policeman that commute regularly from Gozo.

Here's a video I found out on YouTube about Salvu Vella. We actually saw him out and about on the island.

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St. Mary's Tower was built in 1618. The fortification was used as an early warning system and to improve communication between Malta and Gozo.

The main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. The water is absolutely beautiful and there is even a small sand beach. On the other side of the Blue Lagoon, only 100 meters (300 feet) from Comino, is the fifth Maltese island – Cominetto.

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