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AboutGozo

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.

Xaghra

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.

 

 

Things to Do

Eat & Drink

  • Try the Maltese pastizzi either filled with ricotta or peas.
  • Try a bottle of Maltese wine.
  • Eat at one of the various restaurants.
  • Try fresh Gozo cheese.

Culture

  • Wander the streets of Victoria.
  • Go to the Citadel in Gozo and visit the various museums.
  • Walk in the Nadur war shelter.
  • Visit the shrine of T'Pinu in Gozo.
  • Visit the Xewkija church, which has one of the biggest domes in Europe.

SightSeeing

  • Go to Ta'Cenc cliffs, limits of Sannat.
  • Visit the Azur Window in Dwejra.
  • Drive to the Salt pans in Qbajjar.

Explore

  • Go diving.
  • Rent a mountain bike and cycle around Gozo.
  • Rent a car and explore.
  • Go horse riding.
  • Get a boat to the Blue Lagoon in Comino.
  • Soak up the sun at the various beaches in Gozo.
  • Go for a Jeep tour.
  • Drive to the Salt pans in Qbajjar
  • Rent a jet-ski and enjoy the warm blue sea.
  • Rent a canoe or go for a banana ride.
  • Charter a yacht / boat and sail round the island.
  • Organize a day trip by catamaran to Sicily from Malta.
  • Go for a quad bike tour.

Go Party!

  • Go to a village feast and mingle with the locals in summer.
  • Drink and dance at a disco, where all the nightlife is.
  • Attend the Nadur carnival in February

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