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Where to go on Malta's Gozo island

Gozo is the rural sister island of urban Malta. With tranquil bays and postcard-perfect views from restaurant terraces, Gozo is an ideal relaxation destination, but it's also rich with history and great for sightseeing! Here are a few of its delights.

Ggantija Temples
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Ggantija Temples

If you only see one sight in Gozo, make it this one! The Ggantija Temples are thought to be world's oldest freestanding monuments – beating the Pyramids and Stonehenge!

Azure Window
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Azure Window

This huge limestone arch at the gorgeous Dwejra Bay is one of Gozo's foremost natural attractions. It's a favorite among scuba divers, but hurry – it's close to completely eroding!

Nadur
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Nadur

This historic village is where the Knights of Malta surveyed the passing of ships between islands. You can see right across the whole archipelago!

Ir-Ramla il-Hamra

Ir-Ramla il-Hamra

The sea here is shallow and gentle, with the red sand surrounded by grassy cliffs. Ramla Bay is one of Gozo's best beaches, and can also be seen from the Calypso Cave in Xagħra.

Victoria
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Victoria

Crowning a hill at the island's center, Victoria – or Rabat – is Gozo's capital. Head to its Citadel to discover an old town of labyrinthine streets and historic buildings.

Kerċem
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Kerċem

This tiny village has been inhabited since as early as 5000 BC. It's now a haven for artists and provides some of Gozo's most picturesque landscapes and hiking trails.

Xagħra Stone Circle

Dating back to 3000 BC, Gozo's stone circle is older than Stonehenge. A chambered tomb was also discovered at the site, and predates the circles by roughly a millenium!

Planning Your Gozo Visit

Where is it?

Gozo is Malta's northwesternmost major island, just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta is actually made up of three main islands – Malta (the largest), Gozo, and Comino (the smallest) – and several smaller, uninhabited ones.

Can you fly there?

Not directly. You will need to book your flights to Malta International Airport in Luqa, on the main island (Malta itself). From there, allow about an hour to reach Cirkewwa Harbor, where you'll be able to board one of the regular ferries to the island of Gozo.

Good to know

  • Language
    Maltese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +356
  • Best time to visit
    If you're primarily interested in sightseeing, the months in and around June and October are best, as it will still be warm and the crowds will be less. Beach-seekers, however, should take advantage of the delightfully hot months of July through September!

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What people are saying about Gozo

Interesting tour for first time visitor to Malta

This tour is a good introduction to the island of Gozo. Our guide Regina was very good. The Ferry Terminal is extremely busy with other tours as are the major sites included in the itinerary. The optional short boat trip to the caves is a must. I agree with other reviewers that it would have been better to have had more time at the ancient sites and miss out on the shopping. Lunch, as it is on all these types of tours,was pretty basic but there was more than enough to eat and there was insufficient time and possibly choice to eat independently.

Full-Day Gozo Island Excursion from Malta Reviewed by Susan, 06/24/2019

Very informative by a very knowledgeable guide

Precooked before we left home based on previous reviews and didn’t let us down. A very good way of seeing the rest of Malta as it made the various stops to pick up other passengers. It’s a long, jam packed day and not for the unfit, however it’s a tour not to be missed if it’s your first Malta holiday. Our guide Mario was so passionate about teaching us about his eclectic country - we were all eager to learn.

Full-Day Gozo Island Excursion from Malta Reviewed by HELEN, 06/30/2019

An wonderful experience, with a lovely crew and boat.

The hornblower tour is something different! It's a small boat with room for sunbathing and with a glide to go in the water. The other boats you see are huge boats where they squeeze as many people as possible together... The crew is lovely and friendly! Also the personal touch with our driver on Gozo, Edward, was so nice. It made our day even better. By far the best experience of our holiday!

Thank you to Jonathan for an excellent discovery of the gozo’s wonders

Picked this tour as they were offering the side range of sites that I wanted to see and indeed all expectations were met - thanks to our wonderful driver Jonathan to have balanced our cultural wants to see with the beautiful scenery of Gozo. Full on day but what a day ! And if I have the opportunity it was just appetizers to come back and see more and stay on the islands to do more

Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride Reviewed by Anonymous, 07/01/2019

Great guide with caring attitude, fantastic local knowledge

The tour was superb value for money in the breadth of experiences and options it offered. A true taste of Gozo. Our guide Louis was top-notch. Only criticism was lunch which was very bland, and only one loo available for a packed restaurant. Also the pick up on return to Malta was delayed.