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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!

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.

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.

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!

Our insider tips

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!

What people are saying about Gozo

Wycieczka mimo obaw związanych z zaostrzonymi przepisami dotyczącymi COVID-19 okazała się być bardzo udana. Miejsca przeznaczone do pływania z łódki (kryształowa i błękitna laguna) były przepiękne z ciepłą i przejrzystą wodą (sierpień). Na pokładzie możliwy był zakup jędzenia po przyzwoitych cenach, jednak nie ma co liczyć na nic wyszukanego. Rejs łódką był dla mnie i mojej Żony jedną z najprzyjemniejszych atrakcji tej wycieczki. Chociaż był to szczyt sezonu, to turystów było względnie niewiele (pandemia) więc uniknęliśmy tłoku. Jedyny mankament to źle zorganizowana część związana ze zwiedzaniem Gozo. Zorganizowany przez przewoźnika dojazd do centrum (i odbiór z powrotem do portu) sprawił, że na zwiedzanie Victorii/Rabatu mieliśmy poniżej 2 h (chociaż w porcie czekaliśmy na powrót łodzi około 20 minut).

ive tried both the main operators now... the first get all the publicity, Hornblower was the BEST!! Crew were great, there was commentary on board,everything just seemed to be pleasant on this trip, nothing a chore. Very very friendly... good food, and very reasonable drinks... blue lagoon is a must...

Brilliant and well organised. Get there early to avoid disappointing seats. We chose to go to Gozo instead of staying at Cominos blue lagoon. Would recommend staying at the blue lagoon as it was amazing, plus there were cocktails in pineapples, food, amazing views and toilet facilities.

Everything was perfect! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The boat was clean. The whole program was well organized. Correct price. I will recommend them for everyone who would like to spent a great day at Malta!

I enjoyed everything except: disco music out loud all the time, you could give a break and let guests enjoy the views more silently or with different type of music you could work on the improvement of the food