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Welcome to Gozo

Gozo is one of the three islands of the Maltese archipelago situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, just 95km south of Sicily. It is smaller, more remote and less built-up than its sister island Malta, but it is a popular destination in its own right, particularly for more mature British and German couples and those who wish to immerse themselves in the culture of the place. With its pretty countrysides, beautiful sunsets, spectacular coastlines and a high concentration of churches, alongside historic fortifications and megalithic temples it makes a good excursion from Malta and an even better destination for a peaceful and relaxing short break.

Information & Facts

Eating Out

As Gozo is the breadbasket of Malta, the ground is more fertile, and the place is more rural. Therefore there is more fresh produce to be had. One should definitely try Gozo's own cheese: Gbejniet. This cheese is lovely when had fresh, but also nice when cured with pepper and vinegar.

Getting Around

There is the ferry from Ċirkewwa on Malta to Mġarr, Gozo's main harbour. It departs every 45 minutes in the summer and almost as often in the winter. To get around Gozo, and to visit the best sites one can take a 'Hop On Hop Off Bus which starts outside the ferry terminal and this service is synchronized with the ferry arrivals and departures. One can also take the public bus, a taxi or hire a car.

 

Sightseeing

If you happen to be in Gozo during your visit, then the rotunda church in the village of Xewkija is a wonderful spot to visit. The church was built in honor of St. John the Baptist (each village has a saint that they honor) and is the largest in Gozo.

Among the numerous sites and attractions worth seeing which are present in the citadel, is a section of the bastions which consists of a gunpowder Magazine, a lower battery, three silos and some air-shelters. The former three were added in the early 17th century, after the disastrous siege of Gozo by Turkish pirates in 1551. Graffiti on the walls are evidence of the French occupation of Gozo as well. During the English occupation, the grain silos were modified into stores for water. Some air raid shelters were dug by Gozitan families. These sites are managed by Wirt Għawdex - an environmental non-governmental organization.

At present, one can also view the Gozo Boat, known as id-Dgħajsa tal-Latini, which has been restored by the Gozo Channel Company and is now managed by Wirt Għawdex Organization. This boat is now exhibited to the public at Mġarr Harbour, Gozo’s main harbour. This boat was used to ferry Gozitans and Maltese between the Islands.

The Azure Window, the Inland Sea and the the Blue Hole all make going to the spectacular west coast of Gozo very worthwhile. The Azure Window is a cliff outcropping with a hole in the middle. The Inland Sea is a typically Maltese name in that it slightly exaggerates its size (Mdina is referred to as a city with its 400 inhabitants). It's actually a small lake connected to the sea by a tunnel about 100 meters long through the cliffs. In contrast to Xlendi and Marsalforn this place has been spared from development and makes an unusual and picturesque place to swim. The beach surrounding the lake is unfortunately made of pebbles but there are a few piers and terraces in front of the fishermen's boathouses one can also use. The Blue Hole is not a true blue hole in the geological sense but still makes an amazing spot to dive, having won awards as one of the most beautiful diving spots of Europe.

Ta' Pinu Basilica, situated in open countryside is an important place of pilgrimage as miracles are claimed to have occurred here. The interior of the Basicila is rich in decoration. One can enjoy views of open countryside from outside the church.

##Property Location With a stay at Casa Patricia Farmhouse in Xaghra (Gozo), you'll be minutes from Calypso's Cave and close to Ggantija Temple. This hotel is within the vicinity of Ta' Cenc and Ta' Pinu Shrine. ##Rooms Make yourself at home in one..
Located in Xaghra (Gozo), Casa Patricia Farmhouse is located near attractions such as Calypso Cave, Ggantija Temple, and St. George's Basilica. Also nearby is Gozo Ferry Terminal.In addition to an outdoor pool, Casa Patricia Farmhouse available to multilingual..
Casa Sammy Unrated
Situated in Gozo , this property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. Hotel was built in 2012. Hotel was refurbished in 2012. There are a total of 4 rooms on the premises. The property consists of 4 double rooms. The central train and bus station..
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This newly converted farmhouses oozes in character. These farmhouses are adjacent to each other forming a cluster with 8 bedrooms. Traditional décor with large wooden beams add to the rustic charm. On 1st floor you have 2 bedrooms (one with ensuite),..
This property enjoys a privileged location in Xaghra . Hotel was constructed in 1857. Hotel was completely refurbished in 2010. The property consists of 3 rooms. The property consists of 3 double rooms. The Hotel enjoys an idyllic location in the heart..
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This delightful three-storey recently renovated farmhouse has all the home-from-home comforts to guarantee a cosy stay for families looking for some time out.The fully air-conditioned accommodation comprises of an open plan living/dining/kitchen area,..
Situated in Munxar, this property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. The property has one main floor. There are a total of 3 rooms on the premises. This establishment consists of 3 double rooms. The Hotel enjoys an idyllic location in the..
##Property Location With a stay at Il-Kalkara Farmhouse in Munxar (Gozo), you'll be close to St. George's Basilica and Ggantija Temple. This country house is within the vicinity of Azure Window and Calypso's Cave. ##Rooms Make yourself at home in one..
Misrah Simar Unrated
This property enjoys a convenient setting in Gozo . Hotel was refurbished in 2014. There are a total of 5 rooms on the premises. The property is made up of 2 apartments.

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