Gozo

The Island of Gozo is a great and unique place to spend your holiday. With Malta Attraction Map you will find the easiest and quickest way to get all the information on all attractions and all year activities in Malta and Gozo that you need right at your fingertips!

Gozo locally known as GHAWDEX is much smaller than Malta at only 14 km long and 7 wide with population of only 31.000. Gozo has been inhabited since 5000 BC, when farmers from nearby Sicily crossed the sea to the island. Never mind it's small size Gozo has a long history to offer you. Gozo is truly a gem of an island, foreigners and Maltese cross over for periods full relaxation, being cut off from the urban world. Gozo is indeed very popular for its Farmhouses which are available for both long and short-term rental, making your experience in Gozo truly unique.

Gozo can be easily reached from Malta by ferry which takes around 30 minutes to cross over. Gozo Channel Ferries offer a very reliable and frequent service running all year round both ways even during the night. To reach Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal by local transport will take you about 40 minutes, depending on your location and on the season. In certain occasions such as Carnival weekend or 15th August for the feast of St Mary, it is normal for commute time to be longer as during these days usually there is plenty of movement in between the islands.

Gozo is much quieter and much far relaxed than Malta. Is a great place to getaway from all the buzz, pollution, and noise. Gozo is full of fun activities in and around the water and much more to do on the land. While being such a perfect destination its great for the sun, sea, and its breathtaking views it’s also rich in culture and full of historic attractions. Remember a lot of things in Gozo are FREE!

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One of the many things to do on Gozo is exploring the green areas of the countryside, with lookout points along the rugged coastline revealing breathtaking views. It only takes a few minutes with a car to cross the island, so you should have no excuse for not exploring the fantastic views available across the country. One such breathtaking view in Gozo is Dwejra & the Azure Window, it's an extraordinary natural arch - standing fifty meters above the crystal waters in a protected area of Dwejra.

Gozo has some of the most pristine beaches in the Mediterranean, especially ir-Ramla L-Hamra (The Red Sandy Beach) , the secluded Dwejra Bay and the town beach at Marsalforn. Many other beaches around the island offer peaceful swimming areas, even during peak season in summer, whilst other areas are fantastic for snorkelling and scuba diving. With some of the scuba diving and snorkelling tours taking you into various caves and points of interest around the island of Gozo.

It earlier mentioned that Gozo is rich in both culture and history. With Gozo’s first inhabitants estimated to have arrived around 5000 BC, Gozo has indeed a lot to offer. The most important historical buildings are Megalithic Temples of Ggantija ( a complex of three temples) date about 3.600 to 3.200 B.C. They are the oldest free-standing structures in the world, pre-dating even the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and Stonehenge in UK. Of similar interest one finds, a fortified city-centre within Victoria, known as The Citadel. This fortress, which includes the Santa Maria Cathedral within its fortified walls sits at the top of a steep hill, high above Gozo's capital of Victoria. It’s typically peaceful as well as fascinating.

The things mentioned in the article just cover the tip of the iceberg, you’ll always find much more to do than what was mentioned here. Some of the many other activities that you can do include Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Air Tours, Sailing & Wind Surfing, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Walking Tours and much much more. Using the Malta Attraction Map you can find it easier to choose where to visit during your stay in Gozo, with plenty of information on each attraction.