Gozo, one of the earliest inhabited places in the Mediterranean, is situated to the North of Malta. It only takes a 40 minute drive from Malta International Airport to Cirkewwa harbour, where the ferry terminal is located. After a 20 minute ferry trip one reaches Gozo at Mgarr harbour.
Much greener that its sister island, one observes many a picturesque views in all parts of the island, however the ultimate treasures of Gozo are the citadel, the Gganijta Temples, Calypso’s Cave and the monumental churches of the villages around the island.
Within the walls of the citadel in Victoria, one will find a 17th century Cathedral and several interesting museums including the Archaeological, Natural History, Crafts and The Armoury. From the citadel's bastions, one can view nearly all of Gozo.
Life in Gozo is not as hectic as in Malta but slower and more relaxed, making it ideal for people who want to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life while on holiday.
Xaghra Village home to Bella Vista
The village is situated on one of the many hills that characterize Gozo, with a population of 4,000. Vernacular in character, the streets of Xaghra have the shape of fingers radiating from the village square.
Village and church monuments
Gozo consist of 12 villages and the average population for each village is around 2,000. The capital city of Gozo is Victoria. The medieval citadel city lies, which is situated on high grounds, lies in the heart of Victoria and dominates the whole island.
Beaches in Gozo
The island of Gozo is surrounded by picturesque beaches and bays. For those seeking clear, blue waters, they can look no further.
Ramla Bay is located at the end of a rich and fertile valley and is overlooked by the village of Xaghra. Sweeping terrace fields slope down onto the beach of Ramla.
Marsalforn is a fishing village on the North coast and is Gozo's most popular sea resort. In summer it throbs with life. It is the ideal venue during summer to dine al fresco in one of the many restaurants and bars that dot the waterfront of Marsalforn. It is also ideal to have a stroll after a good meal while listening to the gentle waves of the waters.
Marsalforn has several swimming and sunbathing areas. The rocky area to the left of the bay up to Santa Marija Point, is a very popular swimming zone. The other side of the bay behind 'Il-Menqa' up to 'Ghar Qawqla Point' offers equally good swimming and snorkeling sites and harbours a number of fishing vessels.