One of the three islands that make up the Maltese archipelago just south of Sicily, this beautiful Mediterranean destination offers a ton of opportunities for tourists to immerse themselves in the local culture. Especially popular with older British and German couples, this island is starting to become a more frequently visited option for people seeking a more relaxing holiday by the sea.
You’ll be able to find a fair range of accommodation here, including hostels and hotels as well as vacation homes and resorts. While some parts of Gozo are busy year round, there are certain areas that are primarily used as summer residences – during the winter months, they are mostly deserted, making them a perfect getaway for anyone seeking a peaceful stay at a quiet hostel or hotel.
Gozo boasts some of the most spectacular diving sites in the Mediterranean, the most famous being the Blue Hole. Both the varied sea life and fascinating Gozitan underwater geography make for some interesting viewing. At Ta’Pinu, tourists can visit an impressive church, which was once visited by Pope John Paul II. Hiking is also a popular pastime here, with plenty of trails varying in length from ten to twenty kilometres.
With fertile ground and a primarily rural population, Gozo is full of fresh produce and delicious food – including the island’s own cheese, Gbejniet. This delicacy is not only fantastic fresh, but also wonderful cured with vinegar and pepper. Fresh seafood is also used in a lot of local cuisine, and wine from the island’s wineries can be purchased throughout Gozo.
There are spectacular landscapes with incredible views throughout Gozo, but tourists staying in a hostel or hotel here should be sure to visit the Azure Window. This stunning cliff outcropping is recognized by the large hole in the centre, framing the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.
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