Calypso Cave is located in a cliff just off Xaghra; overlooking Gozo’s most sought-after sandy beach, Ramla Bay. This site is thought to be the same cave Homer mentioned in `The Odyssey' where Calypso, the beautiful nymph, kept Odysseus as a `prisoner of love' for seven years.
Dwejra Bay is situated on the western coast of Gozo. It offers amazing geological features that include steep cliffs and unusual rock formations. Dwejra is also renowned for its maritime elements consisting of under-water caves and submerged structures created through time by erosion and seismic activity.
Lunzjata Valley is situated in between Fontana and Kercem. This fertile valley has a rich heritage dating back to the time of the Knights of the Order of St John, and is now frequented by local farmers who tend to their crops day in, day out
Marsalforn is an old fishing community which has evolved into Gozo’s main summer destination. Up to the 17th century, this was the principal seaport of Gozo. A scenic promenade leads to Xwejni where a number of saltpans are still in use. Around 3 kilometres of honeycomb-like salt pans cover this side of the island
Mgarr ix-Xini, is a bay close to Ghajnsielem (southwest), Xewkija and Sannat (southeast) on the Maltese island of Gozo. It lies in a gorge to the west of Mgarr Harbour, accessible mainly from the nearest village of Xewkija as well from Sannat.
Qala is the easternmost village on the island of Gozo and one of the oldest villages tracing its origins to the pre-history. Many legends are woven into the village’s histoiy. One of the oldest legends involves Kerrew, a religious hermit from Malta who like most hermits lived in a cave.
Your last stop in Gozo will be the stunning Tax-Mixta Cave, which looks out over Ramla Bay, known for its beautiful red sandy beach. Largely untouched by man, it’s raw nature at its best, and this cave is the best vantage point to take in the scene from.
Hondoq ir-Rummien, the coastline below the village of Qala is dotted with traditional salt pans, some of which are still actively used to harvest salt throughout the summer months. On this coast is a small cove, Hondoq ir-Rummien which is used by snorkelers because of its deep and clear water and the small caves at water level.
Xwejni is home to the Salt Pans, which are, as the name suggests, pans cut out of the rocky coastline where Gozitans still harvest salt to this day. The pans stretch out over several kilometres and have been in use for centuries as a traditional method of salt mining.
The Sanap Cliffs are a great example of the natural beauty of Gozo. You’ll be at one of the highest points of Gozo, along the island's southwestern coast. Take in the vista of these breathtaking cliffs with views of Comino and Malta.
Nadur, with its imposing houses, is the largest of Gozo’s village settlements after the city of Victoria. Once a woodland, Nadur was a hunting ground throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. It was also the venue for the traditional feast of St Peter and St Paul, to whom the parish church is dedicated.
The national shrine of Ta’ Pinu was built in 1932 in a neo- Romanesque style, designed by Maltese architect Andrea Vassallo. The circular open space in front of the church is decorated with mosaic panels depicting the 20 mysteries of the rosary.
On the way to Victoria (Gozo’s largest town in the centre), you’ll visit two 16th-century public washhouses built by the Knights of St John. These well-preserved washhouses are located on either side of Spring Street in the village of Fontana and are still in use by the local population today.
This massive limestone arch is currently the last surviving rock-arch window in Gozo. It is a natural geological formation jutting out from the cliff walls. The winding valley on its ?ank is called Wied il-Mielah, translatable as ‘Salt Valley’.
This impressive church boasts the third-largest unsupported dome in the world and was built by the local community. You will be able to access the roof of the Rotunda via a lift, from where you can enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of Gozo.
Some of the megaliths of the Ggantija Temples exceed five metres in length and weigh over fifty tons. Giants were believed to have constructed these prehistoric temples and that is from where their name originates. Certainly, these ancient structures represent a phenomenal cultural, artistic and technological development in a very early period in human life.
The Citadel in Victoria is one of Gozo’s most easily recognised landmarks and had a hugely important role in the island's history. You’ll visit this small fortified city perched on one of Gozo’s tall hills and walk along its narrow alleys and points of interest.
Get panoramic views of Gozo from its bastion walls, step inside the beautiful Cathedral and discover the Citadel’s WW2 shelters and grain silos.
The Rotunda Church, Xewkija - built by the love of its people. Although only 67km², Gozo is home to 50 glorious churches. Each village has a church which is central to community life. Climb any high viewpoint overlooking Gozo and you’ll see many beautiful church domes or spires piercing the skyline.
Gozitan food is authentic, seasonal and tasty, delighting all your senses in a rich Mediterranean bite. Over the centuries invaders such as the Romans, the Arabs and the French have influenced our island´s cuisine, along with our close proximity to Sicily.
Tuk-Tuks are a fun, family-friendly way to travel, accessing cherished places off the beaten track which other tour providers, like Hop-on Hop-off buses just can’t reach.
Getting to Gozo is simple and Malta’s public transport system is popular with locals and visitors. Traveling from Malta to Gozo involves catching a taxi or a bus to Cirkewwa ferry terminal, before taking a 25 minute sea crossing over to the island of Gozo.