The Maltese archipelago lies at the centre of the Mediterranean, consisting of three islands: Malta, Gozo & Comino with a total population of 400,000. The relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating culture.
GOZO, or GHAWDEX [Awdesch] as it is locally known, lies 20 minutes away by ferry from Malta. Measuring about one third the size of Malta it has a character quite distinct from Malta. Flat-topped hills and intensely cultivated fields characterize the landscape whilst the coast has rugged cliffs, steep valleys and beautiful inlets. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside. With mostly sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of history, there is a great deal to see and do. With a little help from any guidebook, captivating places of interest are immediately identified.
It is the second-largest village in Gozo, with a population of 4,200 people and is only four kilometers from Victoria the capital city of Gozo. It is home to various historical sites, amongst which are the famous Ggantija temples. Their markers erected the two Ggantija temples during the Neolithic Age (c.3600-2500 BC), which makes these temples more than 5500 years old and some of the world’s oldest manmade religious structures. They have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Don’t forget to visit: Ta Sansuna, Xerri’s Grotto, Ninu’s Cave, Kola Windmill, Ggantija, Stone Circle, Santa Verna, Museum of Toys, Calypso Cave, Xaghra Church.