Gozo is a little gem and somewhat different to it’s larger sister Malta. The pace of life is slow, the people are relaxed and laid back, its more rural, there are less cars on the road, there are more secluded beaches and the residents call themselves Gozitans before calling themselves Maltese.
“If you are thinking of visiting somewhere special and laid back for your next holiday in the Mediterranean, then Gozo is definately one to consider”
Crossing over to Gozo is easy on the regular passenger ferry service which takes off from Cirkewwa in Malta which is the northern most point of the Island and arrives in Mgarr, Gozo’s only port. The crossing takes no longer than 20 minutes and crosses right in front of little Comino, which is Malta’s third and smallest inhabited Island.
The capital of Gozo is Victoria but still referred to by the locals as Rabat, the capital is small and houses narrow streets and large piazza’s typical of the towns and cities built by the Knights of St John. In Rabat one would find all the ameneties that may not be found in the smaller villages of this lovely Island, including a couple of shopping malls, a cinema, numerous cafes and tea bars as well as a hawker’s market.
With regards to accomodation, the largest options are self catering apartments and farmhouses which are very popular with Maltese crossing over for weekend breaks as they can generally accomodate more persons in a family kind of setting. Numerous properties are available for rent through our sister website www.holiday-malta.com. This notwitstanding Gozo offers a generous number of Hotels, ranging from budget guesthouses to up market 5 star spa hotels which are all available for booking through this website.
If you are thinking of visiting somewhere special in the Mediterranean for your holidays, Gozo is definately one to consider.