Ghasri is a village in the western part of Gozo. It is Gozo’s smallest parish and village, and one of the most traditional. Like neighboring Zebbug, Ghasri probably owes its name to the olive industry. The village of Ghasri leads to Ghasri Valley, which ends in a beautiful tight gorge, dropping into the sea. Ghasri is home to the first lighthouse ever to be built in Gozo, known as Ta’ Gordan. The reason why Ghasri was chosen to carry the beacon for Gozo is its location. The village overlooks the northernmost point of the Maltese islands and sentries have always been sent here to watch for boats approaching the islands from the north. Ghasri remains its 18th century charm and its magnificent views from Ghammar and ta Gordan while it continues to flash that beam of light.