Voted by Trip Advisor as the ‘third most popular island’ in the Mediterranean, the beautiful island of Gozo is, at 14km x 7km, the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago.
With dramatic cliffs, secluded bays and inlets, crystal clear waters and rugged landscapes, Gozo is a paradise for walkers and photographers, especially during the spring when the countryside erupts in a riot of colour.
Steeped in myth and history, Gozo is a wealth of culture just waiting to be discovered. It is thought to be the island of Ogygia in Homer’s Odyssey, upon which the beautiful nymph Calypso detained Odysseus for seven years to prevent him from returning to his home of Ithaca.
In the bustling village of Xaghra you will find Ggantija, possibly the oldest free standing temple in the world.
Visitors to Gozo are spoilt for interesting places to visit on the island. Ta’ Pinu is the ‘church of miracles’ that stands on a cliff top outside the village of Gharb. The basilica predates the 15th Century and has most recently hosted Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI in 1990 ans 2010.
Then there’s Rabat and the Citadella which has recently undergone a major refurbishment… the list goes on.
Voted ‘second best diving destination’ by Diver magazine, Gozo is equally dramatic beneath the surface of its azure sea as it is on land.
The enthusiastic snorkeler can explore the amazing underwater topography from the island’s many bays and inlets and its deep walls, caves and caverns make Gozo a scuba diver’s paradise.
The historical relationship between the UK and Malta has resulted in a destination that now has a strong British and European influence.
English is spoken by almost everyone, with many people in the hospitality industry speaking other languages too, particularly Italian, French and German.
Driving is on the left, beer is sold in pints and the currency is the Euro.