It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the sun has gone into hiding, the air is getting chillier, and your thoughts start turning to escaping the worst of the coming winter.
If you’re not into skiing, or don’t fancy a long haul flight to the tropics, we have a suggestion for you… Why not give our gorgeous island of Gozo a try?
Winter temperatures on Gozo are reliably mild, averaging between 12 and 15°C between November to the end of February. And it’s usually much drier too, with lots of blue skies and sunshine – perfect for hiking, cycling and generally being out and about.
You can explore Gozo’s stunning coastline as well as our amazing cultural heritage without getting too hot and bothered – and without the summer crowds. There are always lots of things to do on Gozo, even in winter, including our Carnival week in February. And if you’re looking for a more relaxing holiday we can help you find a relaxing massage or yoga class.
Last, but not least, don’t forget that many of our Baron Holiday Homes provide everything you need for a cosy winter break on Gozo – from underfloor heating and real fires to heated pools and jacuzzis.
Actively exploring Gozo’s countryside
Ta’ Pinu, the National Shrine, in Gozo. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes
Winter is a great time to get out and about on Gozo. One of the easiest ways of exploring our lovely island home is on foot. From The Citadel to our splendid churches – there’s so much to see.
There are plenty of safe pathways to explore. And you can even try some of the 50km Gozo Coastal Walk which includes routes through towns, small country roads and some cross-country sections.
For some inspiration, why not browse the Things To See In Gozo page on our website which lists some of Gozo’s ‘must-sees’ from our fascinating cultural heritage sites to our spectacular coastline.
We also provide a few sample walking routes on Gozo in our blog post Get Out and Walk. You could also try our walking itinerary in Gozo’s Capital Victoria which takes in the Citadel, Gozo Cathedral and people watching in the main Independence Square.
Gozo is a great place to explore by mountainbike
Mountain bike enthusiasts will also get a kick out of Gozo’s numerous coastal and country paths. Gozo provides a network of safe roads and paths – and you’re never too far from a beach or a cafe. One of the Baron team is a keen cyclist and he devised three fun mountain bikes routes on Gozo for others to explore.
Join the Carnival
Now that the Covid pandemic restrictions have been lifted, February will once again be the time for some proper fun and mischief on Gozo as the Carnival returns. We’re delighted to report that Carnival Week will run from Friday 17 to Tuesday 21 February 2023.
Here’s a short clip of what to expect...
For five days the streets of our capital Victoria will be the backdrop for colourful floats, amazing costumes, dancing, marching bands and lots more.
And for something completely different we recommend a visit the village of Nadur to experience the unique Spontaneous Carnival which takes place in the evenings. Here you’ll see people wearing grotesque masks and weird costumes as this event is all about disguise.
You can find out more about both carnivals in our blog post Let Gozo’s Carnival Season Blow Away Your Winter Blues. The post also includes some top tips from one of the Baron Holiday Home’s team.
‘Winter Ready rental properties on Gozo
The indoor jacuzzi at our Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home. Photo: Baron Holiday Homes
When you’ve been out all day exploring Gozo’s coastline or cultural heritage it makes such a difference to be able to relax in a warm, welcoming home from home.
Many of our self-catering rental properties on Gozo are what we describe as ‘winter ready’. These amazing rental properties feature underfloor heating and open fireplaces which can really make a difference in the cooler winter months. What’s more, some of our unique private villa and farmhouse properties feature indoor heated pools and jacuzzis.
In addition, a few of these properties are clustered near to each other so we can offer the perfect winter getaway on Gozo for larger groups of family and friends. These include our our Djar Ta Menzja and Hamlet properties.
For more information about our cosy winter properties read our blog post Escape the cold this winter with the Baron Experience.
Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage
We strive to ensure your Baron Holiday Home is as comfortable, cosy and well-equipped as you’d expect, whatever time of year you choose to have a Gozo holiday.
But we also we go that extra mile to make sure you get to make the most of your well-earned break. How? By offering a range of extra in-house services we call the Baron Experience.
We can organise special services such as a private chef to come and cook in your Gozo rental property while you’re staying with us. Other services range from organising hairdressing to arts and crafts classes and our Dining Out Coupons. More details can be found in our previous blog post Make The Most Of your Gozo Holiday With Our Extra Services.
Winter breaks can be a great opportunity to restore your mind/body balance in preparation for a busy year ahead. So, why not book one of our expert trusted masseurs or beauty treatment specialists? They come to your Baron Holiday Home and can give you everything from a facial, to foot reflexology, or a deep tissue massage.
Stretch tone and strengthen with a yoga class
Destress with a yoga class by the pool at your Baron Holiday Home
We also work with experienced yoga instructors to offer a variety of yoga classes, including aqua yoga. Beginners and advanced students are all welcome. Yoga can be a wonderful way to rebalance your mind and body after a stressful period of work.
Ask us for help
Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests. Just get in touch and we'll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.
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