If you’re experiencing the post-Christmas blues and can’t wait for the summer to arrive, why not think about a fun-filled family holiday in Gozo this Easter?
Easter falls in late March in 2024 and provides a great opportunity not only for a restorative spring break on Gozo but a chance to witness our traditional Easter celebrations.
In March, temperatures on Gozo start to rise and by late March, we generally expect highs of 15-18C. And in April it becomes drier and even sunnier with highs often reaching 20C. The longer and warmer days of spring are an ideal time to get about and explore Gozo’s natural and cultural beauty.
Let’s see if we can tempt you with some great reasons to visit Gozo this Easter…
Take a hike in the blooming Gozo countryside
Spring is a great time to be out and about in the Gozo countryside. It’s not too hot, there’s lots of sunshine and the countryside is ablaze with a patchwork of colour as purple iris, yellow Maltese everlasting flowers, red poppies and many more burst into bloom.
Gozo has many safe roads and country tracks to explore and you can even circumnavigate the whole island via the Gozo Coastal Path – but probably not in one day!
We suggested some of Gozo’s coastal hidden gems to explore in a previous blog post. And in spring – why not try hiking up Tas-Salvatur Hill? You can examine the famous 6m high statue of The Risen Christ and enjoy spectacular 360º views.
Another option is to hike the steep and winding path to the top of Ta’ Għammar Hill, opposite Ta Pinu sanctuary. Here you’ll find a pilgrim’s route with 14 statues representing scenes from the station of the cross. Right at the top is an impressive amphitheatre where you can pause to take in the view and take a moment for quiet reflection.
And to help you make the most of your day out, why not take a picnic with you? We can organise a delicious picnic hamper to be delivered to your Baron Holiday Home before you set off, or laid out and ready for you at a specified location.
Experience Gozo’s unique Easter celebrations
Easter on Gozo, with beautifully decorated churches
If you’ve never visited Gozo over Easter then you are in for a treat. For a whole month leading up to Easter Sunday the island is busy with religious services, processions, parades, concerts and re-enactments of biblical stories. There are also lots of activities for families and children.
Holy Week, this year from Sunday 24 – Saturday 30 March, runs from Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday. Wherever your Baron Holiday Home is on Gozo, you’ll witness the local village people turning out in costumes for processions and parades.
On Good Friday, this year 29 March, large-scale processions take place in the evening after Mass in Victoria and the villages of Zebbug, Xaghra, and Nadur. Not to be missed.
A delicious Easter tradition on Gozo – Figolli.
The mood changes dramatically on Easter Sunday as Lent is finally over, and children take their chocolate Easter eggs and traditional Figolla to church, to be blessed. Figolli comprise a soft almond filling sandwiched between a crumbly crust. All the family usually come together to make them in the run up to Easter and then and eat them on Easter Sunday. If you’re on holiday with young children, then the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Villa Rundle Gardens on Easter Sunday is a must, with lots of fun activities to keep them happy.
Other local Easter treats include Qassatat, cheese and raisin pastries made in Xaghra on Good Friday, and Qagħqa tal-appostli – bagels topped with almonds.
Take to Gozo’s sparkling sea
Family fun on Gozo – kayaking around the coast.
In spring the sea around Gozo will still be a bit chilly to swim in but you can always enjoy exploring Gozo’s secluded bays, coves and cliffs by boat. Working with our trusted local partners, we can help organise a range of boat trips from self-drive boats and guided trips to a private tour on a luxury yacht.
We can also arrange various kayaking trips for all levels of experience. The trusted guides have extensive local knowledge and provide full safety gear. Half and full-day trips can be booked.
There are also a host of other activities on offer in Gozo and you can browse them on our things to do in Gozo page. Donald Said who is our Property Manager in the team is a keen cyclist and he’s mapped out some great bike rides. You can hire a bicycle or rent a segway to explore the island at your own pace.
Relax in your Baron Holiday Home
And breathe – relax by the pool this spring in Gozo
Of course, holidays don’t just present opportunities for adventure, they are also important times to just kick back and chill. We understand this and offer our guests a range of extra services to help you make the most of your precious holiday time. Here are a few ideas:
- Have a night off from cooking – our Private Chef can prepare and cook something special in your Gozo villa or farmhouse, and will take into consideration all dietary requirements.
- Give the kids a creative challenge – we can arrange an Arts & Crafts session at your holiday home, or your children can have some fun with other kids in a group session.
- Pamper yourself – while the kids are occupied, we can arrange for experienced beauty and massage therapists to help you de-stress.
The Baron Experience
Baron Holiday Homes offers more than 90 fantastic rental properties on Gozo including apartments, villas and farmhouses, many with private pools. Booking your holiday with us is easy and we have a flexible booking policy with a low booking deposit – you only pay the balance 15 days before arrival.
What’s more, our guests can book with confidence as we offer a grace period. Our money-back guarantee means that if you have up to 24 hours to cancel a booking (at least two days prior to the arrival date) and will get a full refund with no extra fees.
We have more than 25 years’ experience of operating high quality holiday homes in Gozo and we also offer a great range of extra services and activities to make your holiday even more special.
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