Gozo has a population of around 31,000 people, and its inhabitants are known as Gozitans. It is rich in historical locations such as the Ġgantija temples which, along with the Megalithic Temples of Malta, are the world's oldest free-standing structures and also among the world's oldest religious structures.

The island is rural in character and, compared to the main island Malta, less developed. Azure Window, a natural arch formed millions of years ago when a limestone cave collapsed, is one of the features of the island. There are many beaches on the island and seaside resorts popular with tourists and locals alike. The most popular are Marsalforn and Xlendi Bay. Gozo is considered one of the top diving destinations in the Mediterranean and a centre for water sports

Throughout history Nadur played a very important role in the defense of the island from corsairs, hence the name. During the reign of the Knights of St. John, a watch tower was built by Grand Master Nicholas Cotoner which has been referred to by Dahlet Qorrot Tower or San Blas Tower for the two bays lying on either side of it. The tower is locally known as Ta' Sopu Tower.

Another watchtower found in Nadur is Ta' Kenuna Tower built by the British towards the middle of the 19th century. It served as a telegraph link between Malta and Gozo. From the top of this semaphore tower, one can see most of the island, Comino and the northern part of Malta with a wonderful view in Winter of the green fields and the blue sea.


The beach is quite wide and sandy. It is a particularly golden-reddish sand which makes this beach different from all others in Gozo and Malta. Its real Maltese name is Ir-Ramla il-Ħamra — the Red Sandy Beach. The area around the beach is quite interesting and provides some very rich historical treasures. Roman remains lie beneath the sand and the famous Calypso Cave overlooks the western side of the beach.

San Blas Bay is a steep cove with a small sandy beach in the north-east of the island of Gozo. The sandy beach has a width of about 100 m and is accessible from the village of Nadur.

Due to the remote location and the fact that it can not be reached directly by car the bay, the awareness of the bay is relatively low.  Nevertheless, one can refer to the small beach as one of the best in Malta and Gozo.

The beach of the bay has a very small about 30 meters wide. At the widest point of the bay measures approximately 150 meters.

The bay is relatively easy to reach by car, bicycle or on foot. In addition to the two larger bays Ramla Bay and San Blas Bay, Dahlet Qorrot is the third bay with a sandy beach in the northeast of the island. It is very popular for scuba diving.