Gozo – The Ideal Unique & Serene Holiday Destination?
Malta has long been known from around the world as a miniature rock, hardly seen on any map, lost in the seas of the Mediterranean. But it is all full of historic virtue, beautiful places, and its all surrounded by the sea given its size. Its culture has been hammered into shape by different civilizations stepping on to the Maltese islands from centuries ago.
Rooted in tradition
Yet there is still more to mention, a smaller island holding on to its larger neighboring island, called Gozo (meaning “joy” in Castillian). It is a very small island yet has its own prestigious historical values. Perfect for a summer vacation as seen from a holiday point of view. Surrounded by beaches.
So Small, yet so Big!
The island of Gozo
Malta & Gozo
Certainly, there is much to visit in Malta & Gozo, to which this is not enough to describe. Tourists come here and enjoy their stay while visiting places of interest all the time. Most of them fall in love with the island and come back and enjoy even more. The more you are here the more you discover. It is quite easy to travel in Gozo as long as short distances are not a problem for you!
Bored of one beach?
No problem. Has a total of not more than 15 minutes drive from one end to the other. Gozo has a lot of scenic hills with three major ones all of which are inhabited. Victoria, the capital city of Gozo, is located on one of the three hills and is a very historical place to visit. On top of the village, there lies a fortified cathedral overlooking all of Gozo – and is the highest point of the island. Magnificent breathtaking views can be seen once you are up there!
Come to Gozo!
The Internet as we know it has become a popular tool in the travel industry. Most people plan and book their vacations on their own. Pick two dates, book a flight, find accommodation and there you go! You have a vacation to spend – time of relaxation, time to go away from the everyday stresses at work, time to enjoy your family, time to appreciate other countries you never visited, call it what you like, there you have it!
Holiday in Gozo
Holidaying in Gozo is very relaxing indeed. Summer is the most looked after season to visit here in Gozo. But winter is long becoming another ideal season for Gozo to visit. The weather is almost calm all year long because of the warm temperatures. Citizens of northern European countries are fleeing the cold temperatures of winter and visit warmer countries of the south such as Malta & Gozo. The sun loves to shine on our beautiful islands!
Beaches in Gozo
The most popular beach in Gozo is called ‘Ir-Ramla l-Hamra’, very well known for its fine sand with a goldish colour. Besides this island, there is also another island called ‘Comino’. Known for its special beach called the ‘Blue Lagoon’ which has turquoise waters with sandy floorbed. Tourists just love to go there since its not a place to miss when you come to Gozo.
Where to stay in Gozo?
Obviously, everyone needs a place to stay in. The most looked after accommodations, and the easiest of all to find are certainly hotel rooms of all types and shapes. The bigger you spend, the better the accommodation. But here in Gozo, we have unique accommodations which are different from most countries. We call these ‘farmhouses’ – self-catering homes which are carefully carved into beautiful accommodations ideal for any family who would like to live in quite rural areas of Gozo. Most of them are accompanied with pools and one must certainly not forget the views they have to offer! Farmhouses come along with these beautiful views of the scenic island of Gozo.
The hosts of these farmhouses are very friendly. You are greeted with a very warm welcome whichever farmhouse you choose. Some of them also give you a food pack full of Gozitan selection of foods like the Gozo cheese and home made wine of best taste! Once you arrive at your farmhouse, you have it all on your own. Yes it’s like having your own home to enjoy. You have your own pool. Swim in it at any time you like – be it in the morning, the afternoon or at night! Enjoy a fantastic dinner with your family members and friends by the pool in the evening. Leave the farmhouse and enjoy the beautiful places in Gozo at any time you like. The good thing is that there in Gozo you can leave your farmhouse and go to your destination in no time. Traveling is not a problem at all. We also have public transport available from most parts of Gozo.
Gozo is a very small island, though it has a very high concentration of historical virtues. It has been inhabited for centuries ago (c. 5000 BC). For such a small island, it has a high number of churches. The village of Xewkija has got a massive rotunda church with its dome larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. All in all, Gozo inhabits around 31,000 inhabitants and is a fraction of the whole population of Malta (around 400,000). You can imagine how small the island of Gozo is.
Gozo is also known for one of the eldest man-made structures here on earth backdated to 5500 BC, called the Ggantija Temples. The structure is still standing and is located in the village of Xaghra. Also in the same village, there lie the popular sites of Ninu’s Cave, Xerri’s Grotto and Calypso cave all of which have an interesting history behind them.