Gozo – perfect all-year-round for a romantic break

Published on 17/03/2018 by admin

Whether you’re about to propose, looking for a wedding and honeymoon destination, or simply want a romantic break with that special someone, Gozo and Baron Holiday Homes has much to offer throughout the year.

Gozo has mild winters and warm springs – perfect for getting out and about to explore Gozo’s natural beauty, culture and heritage. And our hot summers make Gozo a great place for relaxing by the pool by day and enjoying the local village festa in the evening, after a romantic dinner for two with a view.

Here’s a short taster of gorgeous Gozo …

This blog post takes a look at some of Gozo’s year-round romantic settings to get you in the mood for love…

Sparks will fly – romantic spring on Gozo

Firework Festival – 21 April 2018

Fireworks play an important part in the cultural life of the Maltese Islands, forming the climax of many village festas and religious events.

To celebrate the skills of local fireworks companies, the village of Xaghra on Gozo is hosting the Gozo part of the Maltese International Firework Festival on the evening of Saturday 21 April 2018.

Maybe watching what is bound to be a spectacular pyrotechnic and musical display with that special someone will create a lasting spark?

 

Romantic summer nights on Gozo

Wish upon a star at Dwerja Tower – August 2018

The romantic night sky at Dwerja Tower, Gozo. Photo credit: www.gozonews.com

What could be more romantic than spending time with your loved one gazing up at the stars? Gozo is a great place to enjoy the night sky, especially away from the lights of the villages.

Every August the skies above Gozo and Malta are visited by the Perseid meteor shower. In the Maltese Islands, these shooting stars are known as the Tears of San Lawrenz and people like to make a wish when they spot them.

The 17th century Dwerja Tower on Gozo’s west coast makes a romantic backdrop from which to star gaze, and maybe pop the question?

 

Romantic music – autumn on Gozo

Festival Mediterranea – 11 October to 14 November 2018

Music is known to stir the senses and if you and your partner are music lovers, then Gozo has lots to offer. For five weeks every autumn, Gozo puts on a wonderful and varied programme of classical music events including local and international musicians. The Festival Mediterranea combines music and romance with a diverse range of concerts, talks and other events, including this year a spectacular production of Verdi’s La Traviata on 25 and 27 October at Gozo’s famous Teatru Astra.

 

Festival of Lights – Sunday 14 October 2018

The Fjakkolata, Festival of Light at Santa Lucija, Gozo.
The Fjakkolata, Festival of Light at Santa Lucija, Gozo. Photo credit: www.timesofmalta.com

What could be more romantic than to wrap up warm and head out into the autumnal dusk on Gozo to enjoy the magical sight of a hillside become transformed by hundreds of flickering lanterns?

Gozo’s Festival of Lights – or Fjakkolata – takes place every year just outside the village of Santa Luċija. This religious tradition celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and involves the procession of a religious statue on Ghar Ilma Hill, the way being illuminated by hundreds of candles, lanterns and oil lights (fjakkoli). The village itself holds a special celebrations in the main square including a bonfire, folk dancing and lots of food.

 

 

Romantic winter on Gozo

Christmas with your crush on Gozo

Christmas is celebrated in unique style on Gozo from early December through to early January and is a wonderful time of year for a romantic break.

Village streets and churches are lit up with decorations and you’ll see nativity scenes everywhere – the village of Għajnsielem even stages a live nativity in the surrounding fields. Just wandering around the streets of Gozo’s capital Victoria you’ll see traditional processions, beautiful choirs singing hymns, and Xmas markets. It’s a special time for closeness.

 

Cosy break in a Baron Holiday Home

Champagne for two at Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes
Champagne for two at Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home. Photo credit: Baron Holiday Homes

Winter is a great time for a cosy, romantic break in one of our rental properties on Gozo. Properties such as Djar ta’ Menzja have real log fires you can enjoy, and others come with a jacuzzi – ideal to relax in after exploring the island.

If you let us know when you make your booking, we are more than happy to help you pop the question or celebrate a special anniversary by making sure there’s a chilled bottle of champagne and maybe a bouquet of flowers on your arrival at your Baron Holiday Home.

We also offer a range of in-house services to help you get the most from your holiday on Gozo, including massage and a private chef. And one of our Baron Holiday Homes vouchers makes a special engagement, wedding or anniversary gift for family and friends.

Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests whatever time of year you visit. 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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