Malta holidays take on another meaning when you go to Gozo. This charming island may just be a short hop from Malta itself, but it most definitely has its own history and way of life for you to enjoy.
The quieter pace of life in Gozo may not suit everyone for the duration of their time away but you can sail by Ferry to Gozo on your holiday to Malta.
Below is a brief guide to Gozo and what you should see and do while you’re there.
How to get there
If you’re on your holidays in Malta and fancy seeing something different, then a trip to Gozo by ferry is recommended. You can catch the ferry from Cirkewwa in Malta and travel to Mgarr on Gozo; a journey of approximately half an hour.
There is also a seaplane which departs daily from Valletta and it offers a unique perspective for people on Malta holidays.
What to see and do
One of the most enjoyable activities to do in Gozo is relax. The quiet pace of life and laid back atmosphere is perfect if you want a holiday doing as little as possible.
If you’re looking for more active Malta holidays then taking a day trip to Gozo might include scuba diving, fishing, cycling or kayaking.
Driving around Gozo is also recommended on your holiday to Malta with a plethora of charming and pretty little villages to stop off at on your way.
Gozo also boasts two renowned spas which will help you relax and unwind in conjunction with your laid back surroundings.
If you’re a bit of a history buff, then you should make a point of visiting Gozo while on holiday in Malta. There are lots of museums as well as sites of historical interest including the ancient Citadel and St. George’s Basilica.
Eating and drinking
As you’d expect from an island, seafood is a local speciality you can enjoy on your Malta holiday or trip to sister island Gozo. There are also a number of local vineyards producing their own wine and while it may not be world renowned, it certainly doesn’t lack in quality, such is the suitability of the Mediterranean climate for growing grapes.
On Gozo itself, you’ll find an almost unique brand of cuisine in some restaurants and cooking here has been heavily influenced over hundreds of years by a variety of different sources; such is the islands history of invasions by the French and the Turks.
The Co-operative Travel has a wide selection of Malta holidays and trips to Gozo available to book online including cheap package holidays
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