Bus Route: From Victoria - Bus No.91
Dwejra, with its curious rock
formations and spilling seas, is a magical attraction offering opportunities
of swimming in the spectacular deep-sea or in the Inland Sea, and
the unique experience of diving near the Azure Window.
Dwejra is also home of the Fungus Rock or, as it is locally known,
"Il-Gebla tal-General" which translates to General's Rock.
It is called so in remembrance of the Italian General who centuries
ago fell to his death while supervising quarrying activities in
the area. History tells us that a special plant with medicinal and
healing properties used to grow on Fungus Rock and because of this
the Rock used to be heavily guarded during the era of the Knights
of Malta. Anyone caught stealing the crop was sentenced to death
or to life on the galleys.
The crop was picked and brought to the mainland by using a primitive
system of baskets and pulleys.