Gozo’s rich and varied history is evident all over the island. As witnessed by its mysterious Neolithic temples, the traces of Roman settlement, its Arabic place names, the medieval structures left behind by the Knights of Malta, and even the iconic red telephone boxes, dating from British rule.
Here are a few key heritage sites we’d suggest you put on your ‘must see’ list when you plan your holiday in Gozo:
The Ġgantija Temple complex in Xagħra, Gozo, is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese Islands and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises two megalithic temples dating back to between 3600 and 3200 B.C. making them among the oldest freestanding man-made structures in the world. Elevated walkways take you around the complex and there are displays providing details on its construction and the life of the Neolithic people who built it.
Opening times: The Ġgantija temples complex is open daily from 1 October until 31 May (Winter season) from 9.00am to 5.00pm. And from 1 June until 30 September (Summer season) from 9.00am to 6.00pm. It is closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday.