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Għasri is Gozo's smallest parish and village, and one of the most traditional. Like neighbouring Żebbuġ, with which it formed part till 1921, Għasri probably owes its name to the olive industry. The village of Għasri leads to Għasri Vslley, which ends in a beautiful tight gorge, dropping into the sea. Għasri is home to the first lighthouse ever to be built in Gozo, known as Ta' Ġordan. The famous lighthouse rises 180 metres above sea level and was inaugurated in 1853. Its beam can be seen up to 50 kilometres away. Upon the hill around the lighthouse there are some marvelous 360 degree views of Gozo and this lures quite a lot of hikers, who challenge the rather steep path up to the hilltop. From the Village Square, a road leads to the fabulous valley of Wied il-Għasri. On the way, there are a number of typical farmhouses, most of them available for short or long lets, as well as an old charming chapel dedicated to the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Wied il-Għasri area is a marvelous country walk or cycling site especially in Winter and Spring.