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Also know as the Island of Calypso

A holiday in Malta is not complete unless one hops over to the sister island of Gozo. It only takes a 20 minute ferry ride to reach this tiny island. Measuring around one third the size of Malta it is just nine miles long by five miles wide.

The Maltese love to travel to Gozo to relax or enjoy a holiday away from the sometimes too noisy Malta. Travelling between the two islands is a normal way of life for some Gozitans who go to Malta to study in the university or to work. However, the family is close to the heart and a visit back to Gozo during the weekends is a must!

Gozo has a character quite distinct from Malta; it has fortunately remained unspoilt and is greener and more spectacular. Its flat-topped hills and intensely cultivated fields characterize the landscape. The surrounding coast has rugged cliffs, steep valleys and beautiful inlets.

The photo on the left is of Mgarr Harbour, which is the scene you will see as you approach the island.

Gozo's main historical attractions are the megalithic temples of Ggantija which date back to around 4000 years BC; the Citadel in Victoria; Mgarr Harbour; the church of Ta' Pinu; the bays of Marsalforn, Xlendi and Ramla l-Hamra; the Azure Window, Fungus Rock and the Inlet Sea in Dwejra; Calypso's Cave; some of the quaint villages, such as Ghasri and Ghajnsielem.

(My Gozo tips are still under construction)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, unspoilt, friendly people, beautiful landscape
  • Cons:Difficult to tour the island unless you have your own transport
  • In a nutshell:Relaxation and Beauty!
  • Last visit to Gozo: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2005
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    Anne, happy new year 2011. Lovely page with brilliant photos of Gozo. We only had one day to explore the island, but really loved the area around Xlendi.

  • we2364's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Anne, that's so cool to hear because I love cats(more than dogs), so i dont want to see fight. Must be a lovely experience to stay together with them. I love your city, look so beautiful, and want to have a mind-travelling to your place first :-)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    I wet there last October (you can see my pages), and great indeed!

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Hi Anne, what a gorgeous wee place Gozo looks in your photos. I would love to see the Grotto, The Azure Window and the Inlet, just wonderful pages.

  • raytor's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    It does indeed.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2006 at 9:28 PM

    Malta is a place I want to visit. Hopefully already next year. You have made me curious about Gozo - I wnat to go there while in Malta. Great page. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 1:20 PM

    It's along time since I don't see you on line. How are you spending your evenings lately? School? Or Beauty sleep? Ciao! ...correction...spaghetti ai frutti di mare; not alla frutta di mare.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 12:58 AM

    A great little page on what seems a great little island! Blu

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 11:58 AM

    Gosh, I miss Gozo now that we have a villa in Spain! Your pics bring it all back!

  • FruitLover's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2006 at 1:20 PM

    A gem of a site, indeed, Anne ! Greetings from Jerusalem ! Cheers!

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