Comino, Għajnsielem, Malta, Għajnsielem, malta
Comino’s rocky coastline has plenty of beautiful places where you can sunbathe and discover interesting parts of this tiny island. It’s one of the best places if you are looking for full relaxation on your holiday in Malta.
Comino is a Maltese archipelago which lies between the two other most beautiful islands Malta and Gozo. Comino is named after the cumin seed that once flourished in the Maltese islands. It has population of four residents. And today Comino is a natural reserve and a bird sanctuary.
In summer hundreds of tourists and locals at times come here by boat and ferry each day to enjoy the fresh turquoise waters. Comino and Blue Lagoon are such beauties that many film makers came especially here and used these locations to film such as Helen of Troy, Swept Away (Featuring Madonna) and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Comino is only 1.35 square kilometres. This peaceful island consists of cliffs, two small white sandy beaches which are Santa Marija Bay and St Nickolas Bay, coves and creeks. And over here there are no cars or roads only pathways where you can hike or ride a bike.
Comino has only one Comino Hotel offering rooms with spectacular views. The hotel located above St Nickolas Bay it has private sandy beaches and two large swimming pools. And also near St Marija bay they have private rocky swimming area and another sandy beach just hundred meters away.
Comino has been inhabited by farmers during Roman Times. During the Middles Ages, pirates used to shelter and hide near the limestone cliffs in the rugged coastline and inside its caves.
If you like to walk around and discover new places then these are you should see and visit; St Mary’s Tower which was built by the Knights of Malta in 1618 to keep the pirates away from Comino. And a small chapel dedicated to the Return of Our Lady from Egypt which was built in early sixteen hundreds but been restored many times afterwards.