There are attractions of every kind in Gozo – historical and natural, religious and family-friendly. The coastline is spectacular with weird and wonderful rock formations lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, and the islands 7000-year history makes its mark from cliff-tops to villages, valleys to the great bastion walls of the capital’s Citadel.
The villages are the heart of Gozo with their pretty church squares and timeless tranquility. They offer a wonderful respite from modern life – and a taste of Gozo as it has been for centuries.
Easy to go around Gozo
All roads in Gozo lead to the capital, ir-Rabat , and, rising above it, the fortified Citadel. Ir-Rabat (Victoria) is not just the geographic centre of Gozo, but also the centre of its commercial, social and cultural life – as well as its history. The town combines the bustle of the market with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere – particularly in the main square, officially called Independence Square but known to all as It-Tokk.
Events are always unfolding, with concerts and exhibitions held alongside some less likely attractions including fully-staged Italian opera in the island’s two theatres and the traditional horse racing in the main streets, in summer.
The beaches of Gozo – many still as nature intended with none of the development of the main island of Malta – are surrounded by some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. These are glorious places to swim, snorkel, play games or just laze in the sun.
Gozo’s Churches and Chapels are a treasure house of sacred art and architecture – and every village has one! There are also a number of Retreat Houses where you can escape entirely from daily life and take some spiritual time for yourself, surrounded by nature. One can also find a number of parks and gardens where one can sit still and enjoy the scenery and surroundings.
Why go around Gozo?
Gozo is considered as a safe destination. Leave your worries at home and enjoy a holiday in Gozo. You can walk the streets like a local and the inhabitants tend to be very helpful. Everything is within easy reach on this friendly little island. Relax and enjoy the many sights of Gozo.