Tours in Gozo
Tours in Gozo will take you away from the rather busy lifestyle in
mainland Malta. Only 20 minutes away by ferry, Gozo offers the
tranquility of nature that may be difficult to find in the busy,
tourist-laden districts of Malta.
Compared to mainland Malta, you can find a more varied geology and
more distinct contrasts in Gozo. There are only about 30 thousand
people who live in Gozo, a number which is just a twelfth of the
population in Malta. This translates to a peaceful, quiet
countryside. Locals of Gozo rely mainly on fishing and agriculture
for livelihood and by now, you should get a picture of what to
There is more to tours in Gozo than just the quiet countryside. If
you take a tour around Gozo, you will see the legendary, majestic,
historical and cultural sides of this island. Tours in Gozo usually
start with a visit to the prehistoric temples of Ggantija in Xaghra,
which is the most notable tourist attraction in this island. Here
lies the oldest known human free standing structure, and the homes
of the first settlers.
In Dwejra lies the beautiful seascape, one of the best in the
Mediterranean. Tours in Gozo should include a trip to the Azure
Window with its impressive arch; the Inland Sea, which is a secluded
bathing area surrounded by cliffs with natural clear waters; and the
Fungus Rock (also known as General's Rock), which is said to grow a
very rare tubular plant said to cure many illnesses.
The legendary side of Gozo can be experienced with a visit to the
Calypso Cave. Based in Homer's book, this is where Calypso, with her
beauty and charms, kept Odysseus for seven years. On the other hand,
a visit to the Ta Pinu Basilica may interest you. This church is a
center for pilgrimages and a national shrine; many people attest
that this church is miraculous.
The Citadel or the Gran Castello should not be missed when visiting
Gozo. This is the only majestic church structure in the island
without a dome. Along with nearby old houses, you can walk the
streets and feel history around you at its finest.
Tours in Gozo are always best topped with shopping excursions. A
visit to Victoria's It-Tokk will lead you to Gozo's principal flea
market. Gozo is renowned for its intricately made lace and wool,
which are both a must to take home.
Tours in Gozo typical last a few hours to a whole day. Gozo is a
very small island, making it easy to get around and visit all its
wonderful attractions. You can enjoy an afternoon of brisk walking
as you journey back in time. You may rent a car and enjoy driving
along its quiet streets, or take a cruise around the island and
watch the magnificent views in a different perspective.
A holiday in Malta would never be complete without a short trip to
the nearby island of Gozo. Tours in Gozo will definitely make your
Mediterranean more special and worth remembering.
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