L-Ghasri is the smallest village in Gozo in terms of inhabitants although it covers a relatively large area. Its name originates from the Arabic verb "Ghasar" means to squeeze and it possibly shows that in this location olives were by tradition crushed for their oil. In this village neolithic remains were found on the hill of Gordan dating to about 4500BC, while Punic Tombs were also revealed in Wied il-Ghasri.
The village church was built in 1903 and is dedicated to Christ the Saviour. In 1921, the village was recognized as an independent Parish. Two smaller Chapels can also be found in Ghasri namely the Basilica of the Patronage of the Virgin Mary and the Chapel of St Publius.
The hills of Ghammar and Gordan and the valleys running between them contain picturesque fertile land. Wied L-Ghasri (the valley) goes all the way to the sea into a secluded little creek between some remarkable cliffs. This location is ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving and this area has become a prevalent diving spot with numerous underwater caves to discover.
On the hill one can find the Gurdan Lighthouse which dates back to 1853 and rises 180 metres above sea-level. On Ghammar Hill, which stands at about 188 metres, there is The Way of the Cross with life-sized marble statues marking each station. This path is used as a pilgrimage trek by many devoted believers.
|Male / Female||50.90% / 49.10%|
|Population density||105 per km2|
|Average price||€ 232,950|
|Average price per m2||€ 1,410|
|Sold in the last 30 days||0|
|Currently for sale||24|