The Outstanding Maltese Island of Gozo

The attractive island of Gozo is simply 25 minute ferry ride from mainland Malta. Although part of Malta, Gozo includes a a lot more relaxed lifestyle than its bigger neighbour as well as the Gozitans, who will be very pleased with their traditions and culture, love nothing more than welcoming guests for their island. The slow pace of life in Gozo will suit holidaymakers thinking of getting away from everything also to escape the eventfulness each day living.

At features you will observe about the ferry crossing is the variety of churches for the island using the striking dome of Xewkija's Rotunda Church dominant. Gozitans claim it does not take third largest unsupported dome on earth. Through the entire summer months each village holds a "Festa" in honour of its patron saint with processions, band marches and beautiful firework displays.

The island of Gozo is simply 14km long and 7km wide and English, as Malta's official second language, is widely spoken. Using its many fertile valleys, farming and the local fishing industry remain as vital today as they have been for years and years. The Mediterranean is well accessible in just a 10 minute drive from just about everywhere for the island with beaches varying from your golden sands of Ramla towards the pebble beach of Dahlet Qorrot; there's plenty to accommodate all ages.


Malta and Gozo are at the crossroads of the Mediterranean this will let you vivid history dating from other pre-historic megalithic temples - the oldest free-standing buildings in the world would be the Temples of Ggantija in Gozo dating back to 3500 BC (1000 years prior to pyramids and now a global Heritage Site) - through settlement through the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Knights of St John and the British, all whom have died traces of their periods of occupation of the islands.

The main city town of Gozo is Victoria, still known locally as Rabat, being previously renamed in honour of Queen Victoria on her Golden Jubilee in 1887. Dominating the skyline of Victoria could be the ancient Citadel. This Fortress is considered a solid point because the Bronze Age with continuing development into enough time with the Knights. Wandering over the narrow streets of the old town underneath the Citadel will take you back with the centuries and you will find a good amount of bars and cafes close to the key square with its daily market.

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