Facts about Gozo
Let Malta’s little sister Gozo enchant you with sleepy villages and its tranquil countryside with rolling hills and terraced fields. Spectacular cliffs and picturesque bays compete with remains of millennia-old history and culture, all waiting for your attention.
Did you know that...
...Malta’s tranquil sister island Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese archipelago.
...Gozo has a population of 31.000 - the so-called Gozitans.
...the pictoresque Azure Window has been featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.
...the blissful island of Gozo has tiny proportions - it is just 14 km long and 7 km and therefore any location is rapidly reachable by car.
Highlights of Gozo
- Ancient Citadel: The crown of Gozo in the capital Victoria.
- Historic Salt Pans: Traditional salt production has been passed down from generation to generation.
- Azure Window: Gozo’s iconic natural rock arch on the sea situated just beneath the Blue Hole which is rated amongst Europe's top dive sites.
- Inland Sea: A shallow saltwater lake linked to the Mediterranean by a natural tunnel.
- Fungus Rock: A 60 m high rock which was guarded by the Knights of Malta for its rare healing plant.
- Sannat Cliffs: Gozo’s unspoilt coastline blessed with the stunning and spectacular cliffs.
- Ggantija Temples: A series of 5,500-year-old megalithic temples claimed to be amongst the oldest free-standing structures in the world.
- Scuba Diving: Top diving destination in Europe for beginner & advanced diver with spectacular dive sites and an abundant underwater life.
- Watch Towers: A collection of historic watch towers around the coast built by the Knights of St. John.
- Calypso Cave: Cave overlooking the red sands of Ramla Bay. As per greek mythology this is the place where Odysseus has been detained by Calypso as prisoner of love.