A trip to Gozo or GÄ§awdex, Malta’s smaller and more relaxed sibling island, is an invitation to explore all of its beautiful sandy beaches, carved cliffs and megalithic temples. As this Mediterranean isle boasts centuries worth of cultural treasures and miles upon miles of spectacular nature. Regardless of whether you are an active traveler looking for adventure or someone who just want to kick back and unwind in this magnificent Maltese getaway, your holidays to Gozo will almost certainly be an incredibly rewarding experience.
- The 3,600-years-old temple complex of Ä gantija is also one of the earliest manmade religious sites on the planet, predating the Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramids.
- Tucked away in a valley between the villages of Gharb and Ghammar, the beautiful neo-Romanesque Basilica of Ta’ Pinu is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Gozo.
- The Inland Sea on Gozo’s west coast is a small, but beautiful lagoon framed with dramatic cliffs and separated from the open sea with a 60-meter-long cave. This is an ideal spot for both relaxation and snorkeling.
- Citadella, a fortress that dates back to the Bronze Age, is an impressive architectural feat and one of the major landmarks of the town of Victoria, Gozo’s capital.
- A must-try delicacy while in Gozo is Ä bejna, a Maltese cheese made from sheep milk and salt. It’s generally added to pasta or used as pizza topping to give it a piquant kick.
- The most convenient way to discover Gozo is by bus. Local buses run throughout the year, connecting all the major points on the island (Victoria, MÄ¡arr, Dwejra, etc).
- Due to its crystal-clear waters, intriguing rock formations and rich marine life, Gozo is a year-round popular destination for diving. Some of the most visited dive spots are the Blue Hole, the Coral Garden and the Cathedral Cave.