Gozo is a lesser-known destination in Malta and is the second-largest of the Maltese islands. It is more rural in character and is less developed than the island of Malta, therefore if you are looking for somewhere more untouched this is definitely a good place to consider.
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One of the most popular sites to visit is the Citadel, it is relatively small to walk around but gives you some rest bite from the sun, especially if you are visiting in the hot summer months. The views from the panoramic walk at the top are incredible and are especially beautiful at night when the lights are turned on, overall this is a great place to visit if you want to see some stunning views of the surrounding area. On the other hand, another popular site to visit is the Azure Window. You can swim in the water and take boat tours to this rock formation, despite the window having collapsed a few years ago due to a storm you can see it if you go swimming as well as other formations in the rock's face, ensuring there is still plenty to see. There is also a popular restaurant serving a variety of dishes with friendly and welcoming staff, so why not stop off for a bite to eat after a couple of hours of exploring? Finally, another great destination to visit is Ta’Mena estate, here you can embark on a farm tour and experience a wine tasting event. You can also try some traditional recipes that have been passed down for generations, it is a great place to spend an afternoon.
There is a good variety of accommodation to choose from for your stay in Gozo including a variety of hotels, apartments and holiday homes the majority of which have incredible views of the surrounding area. Some of the most popular places to stay include Saint Patrick’s Hotel Gozo, Cornucopia Hotel, Casa Gemelli Boutique Guesthouse and Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast.
Malta Airport is the nearest airport to Gozo as it is just 31 km away, but other nearby airports include Lampedusa and Catania. If you do decide to fly into Malta Airport the quickest way to reach Gozo is by car and then ferry, this will take around 1 hour. However, there is the option to go by bus and then ferry which will take around 2 hours and cost around £5-£12.
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