What to see in Gozo


You’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do when you book a holiday on Gozo. Whatever you look for in a holiday – relaxing beaches, outdoor activities, family fun, great food, local heritage and culture – you’re sure to find it all here.

You’ll be surprised at how much there is to see and do when you book a holiday on Gozo. Whatever you look for in a holiday – relaxing beaches, outdoor activities, family fun, great food, local heritage and culture – you’re sure to find it all here.

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE


Gozo’s many attractions can be enjoyed all year round thanks to the island’s Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and 300 days of sunshine each year. Sporty types can enjoy energetic activities, such as rock climbing, watersports, hiking and cycling, while those who want to get a feel for Gozitan life and culture can visit the island’s many quaint villages, baroque churches and historic sites such as the Ġgantija temples and the Citadel in Victoria.

SIGHTSEEING IN GOZO


One of the great things about a holiday on Gozo is that despite its small size, there’s so much to see and do on the island. And to make it even easier to plan an itinerary, getting around Gozo is easy. In fact, when holidaying on Gozo, you have several transportation options: you can rent a car, take a taxi, catch a bus, hire a bicycle, ride a horse, or take a guided segway, jeep or quad bike tour. Whichever option you choose, here are a few places that we’d recommend putting on your ‘Must See’ list:

The Azure Window

Gozo's world-famous Azure Window. Photo: Chris Davies

Gozo’s world-famous Azure Window. Photo: Chris Davies

Dwerja, on Gozo’s spectacular west coast is home to two of the island’s iconic natural wonders – The Azure Window, the Blue Hole, and the Inland Sea.

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Measuring an impressive 28 metres (92 feet), the Azure Window is Gozo’s most dramatic and most photographed feature. It comprises a huge limestone arch which is continually being eroded by the sea. It was formed thousands of years ago when two sea caves collapsed. You can no longer walk on top of the structure as it isn’t safe but you can enjoy the view from both land and sea. Fans of the fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones will recognise the Azure Window as the backdrop to the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen to Khal Drogo.

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Close by, you’ll also find two other famous natural landmarks: the Blue Hole and the Inland Sea, both providing fabulous scuba diving sites. [Link to Diving section in Activities page] But you don’t necessarily have to go underwater to enjoy Gozo’s beautiful, clear turquoise waters – there are good walking paths along the coast and you can also get a different perspective by exploring the coastline here in a boat.

Xwejni Saltpans

Xwejni Salt Pans. Photo: Stargaze Productions

Xwejni Salt Pans. Photo: Stargaze Productions

The Xwejni Salt Pans on Gozo’s northern coast just outside the resort of Marsalforn are well worth a visit. The shallow pans, which stretch along 3 km of the coast, were hewn out of the coastal rock around 350 years ago when salt was used as a bartering currency in trade.

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The Xwejni salt pans are still in use today and sea salt is still harvested in the traditional manner by a few local families. Salt forms by evaporating sea water in the shallow pans. If you’re lucky, you might visit on a day when the salt is being collected.

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Once harvested, it is stored in caves that have been carved into the coastal limestone. The result is a totally organic and pure sea salt which is used to flavour our wonderful Gozitan cuisine. You can purchase Gozitan sea salt to take home as a souvenir.

WHAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU ON HOLIDAY?

Whatever your type, Gozo has something to offer. We’ve compiled a list of attractions and activities that mean you get the most out of your time on the island.