Gozo, the island of joy, is Malta’s sister island yet it is different in an appealing and magical way. The serene pace of life on the island along with its unique character gives Gozo a particular charm. A visit to Malta cannot be complete without spending some time on Gozo to discover its hidden gems.
Arriving at Mġarr Harbour you will see a fishermen’s port that now has evolved to cater as a yachting and sailing marina. Perched high on one side of the island is Fort Chambray overlooking the harbour.
From here you will undoutebdly end up in Victoria in one way or another. The capital city of Gozo is a busy town that has a lot to offer. From the narrow winding streets in the old city quarters that lead to square in front of St. George’s Basilica, the various museums and many churches, you will find it fascinating. And beyond all this is the Citadel, the medieval bastioned city within the city!
The rest of the island is a collection of sleepy villages that sprawl across the Gozitan hills and valleys. Each village comes complete with its own patron saint. In fact, summer activities in Gozo are about feasts of merriment,
and fireworks in
honour of these Saints. Beyond the villages, lies the countryside with some very suggestive scenery.
The same landscape is also the backdrop for many different kinds of sports and adventures but may
will just delight by visiting these places! From the charming inlets like the cove of Mġarr ix-Xini to the Tas-Sanap cliffs, all the way to the various sandy beaches like Ramla l-Ħamra and the various towers around the coast, Gozo is like a big film set – all is set and ready for action!
And as you tour the island there are places that you cannot miss like Ġgantija, the world’s oldest free-standing temples.
Meanwhile, the smaller island of Comino has its own reputation. Pictures of the mesmerizing Blue Lagoon waters have hailed the island as the Mediterranean’s paradise, but beyond that, Comino offers so much more. Santa Maria Bay is a great beach where one can enjoy a tranquil day at the
sea-side without having to share the space with the crowds. A haven for those who seek to be at one with nature during the winter months, Comino is a water-sports, snorkeling
and diving haven during the summer season.
Whether you’re touring via Tuk-Tuks or you’re cruising around in a boat, we’re pretty sure that you’ll fall in love with the islands…
Originally a fishermen’s village, the cove of Xlendi is a charming bay complete with its own watchtower at the farthest tip of the bay. A favourite spot for swimming and diving, the bay is home to several restaurants and bars.
Dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the Rotunda church of Xewkija rises above the village’s skyline. Built in local limestone, in the 20th century, this edifice is a true monument in stone and testifies to the skills of the local builders, stone masons and carvers. The dome which is estimated to weigh circa 45,000 tons, is the world’s third largest unsupported dome.
Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary
Place of pilgrimage, this Marian shrine is an architectural masterpiece and testifies to the craftsmanship in the sculpture of Maltese stone. The shrine is complemented with a series of mosaics on the parvis of the church and a set of marble statues along the Ta’ Għammar hillside.
Dwejra Inland Sea
A magnificent lagoon that’s linked to the open sea via a small tunnel in the cliff face, Dwejra Inland Sea is a unique place. The result of a possibly circular depression in the area, the inland sea has a pebbly beach on one side and charming fishermen’s huts along the edge. Perfect place for a quick dip!