Island of Gozo

Gozo forms part of the Maltese islands and is popularly called The Island of Calypso. It is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago, 14 kms long and 7 kms wide with population of 30,000 people. Situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 kms south of Italy and 290 kms north of Africa. Gozo lays 5 kms in the north west of Malta and is reached by ferry and helicopter.

Gozo, though considered part of Malta, is different with its own particular traditions and cultural variations. The people of Gozo are the main ingredient for a fascinating holiday. They care and always have time to converse with you whether you meet them strolling around the square, doing their shopping or in a restaurant.

Victoria - Fishmonger Ghasri Valley & Lighthouse

Victoria is the capital, locally known as Rabat (Arabic word which means town). With its narrow winding streets and the ancient Citadel makes it a very interesting city. Definitely a place not to be missed and a must for all visitors to the island.

Gozo is very rich in history and the Prehistoric Temples of Ġgantija, erected about 3500BC are known as the oldest free standing structure in the world. A world heritage site.

The main seaside resorts are Xlendi and Marsalforn, with Ramla bay with its reddish sand, makes it the best sandy beach on the Maltese Islands.

Almost all Gozitans speak English. They are devout Roman Catholics and during the consecutive weeks of summer, hold a feast to the patron saint of their village. A feast of band marches, fireworks, horse racing and food and drinks.

Dwejra Azure Window Divers at Inland Sea

In summer, swimming and diving are the natural activities but visitors who come at other times of the year will find that Gozo provides some of the finest walks through peaceful and spectacular scenery.

Gozo has a little bit of everything you could wish for on a holiday without the crowds.

 
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