Gozo: don’t let the island’s size fool you
The area of Gozo is just 67KM2 and the island’s small size has often fooled people into thinking that a daytrip to the island is enough to discover and experience what Gozo’s all about. This cannot be further from the truth. The island of Gozo is a distinct holiday destination and should be treated as such.
If you want to discover the island’s gems and live its laid back, relaxed, pace of life, then you must give Gozo a consideration when planning your next holiday.
Here’s what you must not miss when on holiday in Gozo:
If you’re into museums, culture, and history, then Victoria will keep you engaged for a whole day by itself. The city packs in it many churches, museums, piazzas and cafes, and, of course, the ancient Cittadella. You may find more information about the Cittadella by clicking here and we also have a blog that features a night walk at Gozo’s old city. The streets behind St. George’s basilica are also a must visit and while you’re in the city, we also recommend you unwind at the peaceful haven that is the Villa Rundle Gardens.
One day is not enough to visit and enjoy the island’s many bays. If you’re staying in Gozo for a week, you’ll be able to find and enjoy a different beach every day of your stay. Ramla, Marsalforn, Xlendi, and Hondoq are perhaps the most popular beaches on the island but there are lesser-known spots which you should also consider visiting. San Blas, Wied l-Għasri, Mġarr ix-Xini, Daħlet Qorrot, and Bamberejn are some of the island’s hidden swimming spots that are worth the visit. Read more by clicking here.
There are about 46 churches in Gozo. Each church has its own story and significance to the community that frequents it. From towering village churches to lonely chapels in the countryside, many of the island’s churches are worth a visit. Apart from The Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica which you can visit while touring Victoria, we also recommend visiting the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine, The Xewkija Rotunda, the Chapel of St. Dimitri, the church of The Nativity of Our Lady in Xagħra and the Chapel of our Lady of Lourdes. Some of the churches are worth visiting for the beautiful interior while others are located in a peaceful setting which will help you slow down and escape our hectic lifestyle.
Whether it’s summer or winter, you’re guaranteed a spectacular sunset when on the island of Gozo. Ta’ Ċenċ Cliffs, Dwejra Bay, Xlendi Bay, and Sanap Cliffs are all great locations where you can enjoy the unique experience that is a Gozo sunset. If you’re on a daytrip, there would be little time to get off the tourist trail and experience a sunset. In fact, many visitors on a daytrip tours are usually back on mainland Malta by sunset.
Diving, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, boating, cycling, hiking, horse-riding, rock-climbing, and abseiling are all adventure activities you can enjoy while on holiday in Gozo. There are plenty of operators on the island which organise these activities and they’re guaranteed to keep you entertained whether you’re here on a solo trip, with your partner, with your friends, or on a family holiday. The variety of outdoor activities that you can enjoy in Gozo ensures that you’ll never get bored while on holiday here.
Is Gozo more than just a daytrip destination? You bet it is!
Ask us for help
At First Gozo, we’re always out and about enjoying the wealth of beauty that tiny Gozo offers its visitors. Despite having lived here for most of our lives, we always manage to discover new nooks and crannies that leave us surprised.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. We pride ourselves in having hosted hundreds of guests from across the globe, and from this experience we can give you great advise on how to best experience the island.
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