L’Għarix Temple Retreat, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Gozo, is built a hundred metres behind the Ġgantija temples which are recognized by UNESCO as the oldest freestanding buildings in the world. They are over 7,500 years old, older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. L’Għarix (pronounced La Reesh) is said to have been built on a womb temple and is more than 750 years old.
L’Għarix has its own large private cave where group sessions, workshops, and guided meditations are conducted. The cave is older than the temples themselves and is a place of natural healing energy. In ancient times the temples and caves were said to be used by the goddesses and priestesses. The art of connecting to nature with ceremonies and rituals were a part of daily life.
One-on-one sessions are held in the private studio. Retreat guests can make use of the stunning outdoor pool area, indoor relaxation area and the cave for reflection and private meditation.
L’Għarix is a 5-minute walk from the Xagħra (pronounced shaa-ra) town centre.
Gozo is one of 21 islands that make up the Mediterranean archipelago. Inhabited for thousands of years, it shows evidence of historic immigration and rule by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British, among others. It’s known for its Neolithic Ġgantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches and scuba-diving sites.
Picturesque ix-Xagħra has a particularly rich historical heritage with many historical sites, several museums, beaches, hiking trails, shopping, ocean excursions and more.