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.
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.
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.
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.
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