Steeped in myth, Gozo is thought to be the legendary Calypso's isle of Homer's Odyssey - a peaceful, mystical backwater. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside. Gozo 's rugged landscape and spectacular coastline await exploration with some of the Mediterranean's best dive sites.
Dotted with sleepy traditional villages, long winding walks, secluded lagoons, caves and beautiful landscapes, Gozo is a world away from everyday hustle and bustle. The island is the second largest and most northerly of the islands in the Maltese Archipelago with a population of over 30,000 and a vision to be an eco-island by 2020.
The island also comes complete with historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas, as well as one of the archipelago’s best-preserved prehistoric temples dating back to 3600bc: the Ġgantija temples. Gozo’s rugged landscape is perfect for walking and cycling whilst the balmy Mediterranean waters and spectacular coastline await exploration.
The island also comes complete with historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas, as well as one of the archipelago's best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ġgantija.
To discover the true magic of swimming, diving and enjoying all the activities the sea has to offer, Comino is the Island that must be explored. The island's Blue Lagoon, with its safe bathing in bright turquoise waters, makes a memorable day out by boat.
The island is tiny in size, with just one hotel, but it is otherwise uninhabited and is surrounded by the most scintillating and transparent waters in the Mediterranean. A natural swimming pool; many snorkel, scuba dive and anchor their yachts for a day of swimming and relaxing. In winter, Comino is great for walkers and photographers. without urban areas or cars, there is no pollution or noise - just peace and serenity.
The oldest freestanding structure in the world predating the Pyramids of Egypt by some 1,000 years. Located in Xaghra, this UNESCO World Heritage temple site offers a glimpse of a very complex and organised civilisation that lived on the islands some 3,600 BC.
Gozo’s west coast boasts one of the island’s most beautiful coastlines and celebrated landmarks including the Fungus Rock and the Inland sea. Until 8th March 2017 this was also the site of the world famous Azure Window which unfortunately was lost to the sea. All that is left now is a mysterious face formation in the rock which looks out at sea. The area is perfect for snorkelling and diving, and the cliffs are etched with walking paths offering breathtaking panoramic views.
Overlooking the village of Gharb is the most famous place of pilgrimage on the Maltese Islands. The current church incorporates the original 16th century chapel.
Gozo’s oldest village, is dominated by the church of St John the Baptist featuring the third highest unsupported dome in the world.
A quiet little resort on Gozo’s south-western coast and one of the best places to witness sunset. Its small sandy beach is ideal for both young and old while the more adventurous will enjoy swimming and snorkelling off the rocks bordering the beach where ladders make access to the sea safe and easy. Because of its reef formations, Xlendi is an ideal dive site even for beginners.
Boat in the caves of Comino
A definite must see, swim or snorkel in the crystal clear sea
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