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Fungus Rock - Il-Gebla tal-General, Small Rock Island, Gozo Attractions. Located in Gozo, Malta

 

Photograph Fungus rock, Gozo, Malta
Photograph Fungus rock, Gozo, Malta

 

Fungus Rock Location - Near Dwejra Point and Dwejra bay

  • Fungus Rock is located in the centre of Dwejra bay, Gozo.
  • Take the San Lawrenz road out of Victoria.  Pass through San Lawrenz and continue to the coast.
  • The road ends in a large car park.
  • Facing the sea from the car park Fungus rock is on the left. Walk over the rough rocks for a closer view.
  • There are several attractions that can be visited from this Car park, all within a few minutes walk.
Fungus Rock Map

 

 

 

Fungus Rock Description & history

A fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus, which grows on the rock had medicinal qualities and this fungus was used by the Knights of St. John. They valued the fungus so much that they guarded the island. A penalty of death was imposed on any one trying to steal the fungus.

Because the cliffs of the island are shear and high, the knights erected a man carrying hoist system between the island and the land, to facilitate the collection of the fungus

The locals call Fungus Rock Il-Gebla tal-General, which means General's Rock

 


Photograph Fungus rock, Gozo, Malta

 

Diving

     

  • Average water depth 40 mts
  • If you find Fungus rock a spectacular site. it's just as spectacular underwater with:
    • Vertical walls, gullies and rock fissures
    • The large bolders at it's base are home to groupers and  larger fish.
    • The vertical wall are covered in the usual  sea urchins, tube worms, starfish & bristle worms
    • Maximum depth - 45 metres

 

 

Dwejra Point and Dwejra Bay Attractions

Because the rocks are very uneven and have sharp edges we recommend strong shoes or boots if you wish to walk on the rocks

 

Attractions on or near Route to Dwejra Point and Dwejra Bay

  • San Lawrenz  Bus 2 & 91
  • Gharb Bus 2 & 91
  • Ta'Pinu  Bus 61& 91

Local Transport - Buses

Buses to Dwejra

  • Winter No buses to Dwejra. The nearest bus stop is in the village of San Lawrenz roughly 2 km away  Buses 2 & 91 from Victoria (Rabat)
  • Spring and Autumn. 2 buses on Route 91.   Additional buses from San Lawrenz
  • Summer. 6 buses on Route 91.   Additional buses from San Lawrenz