One of the smallest inhabited islands in Europe at only 3.5km² and with a population of only four permanent residents this tiny haven is for those seeking peace, quiet and time to get closer to nature. The whole island is classified as a nature reserve so there is an abundance of small wildlife including a variety of bird species to study. The large limestone cliffs which surround the island were famous for the caves which hid pirates in the 17th century and are a fascinating experience to try and find.
The accommodation on the island is limited with only one hotel in which to stay, the eponymously titled Comino Hotel but it is of a pleasant standard and affordable. The main draw to the island is the unbelievably clear and blue waters that can be found around it and particularly in the ‘Blue Lagoon’, a famous pool of crystal clear water found in a small inlet. It is naturally protected from the creatures and harsh weather of the sea by a wall of limestone cliffs and so is ideal for a gentle swim or snorkel for all of the family. From Comino it is possible to visit the surrounding islands such as Malta and Gozo, the ferry service is free for those staying in the Comino Hotel. On Gozo is one of the oldest freestanding religious monuments in the World named Ggantija and is well worth a day trip to.
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