Are you planning to visit the Maltese archipelago on your next holiday? Are you looking forward to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience? If you are, be sure to include Gozo on your itinerary. Your Maltese vacation wouldn’t be complete if you won’t spend a day or two in this island.
Whether you’ve visited this island a couple of times already or it’s your first time, it is practical to partner with a local tour guide for you to know the latest development in the island. Creating a DIY itinerary might be great, but you’d find it challenging to interact with the locals. Only a local guide can walk you through the island effectively. For a memorable stay, be sure to do the following activities:
Go on a boat trip to visit Gozo’s marine sanctuaries and dive sites.
As part of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo’s marine ecosystem is teeming with coral and fish species. You can talk with a local Gozo Island Tours provider to take you to the Cathedral Cave, Reqqa Reef, Billinghurst Cave, and the Inland Sea and Tunnel. Be sure to visit the Blue Hole in Dwejra, Gozo’s most popular dive site.
Hike around the Ggantija Temples.
Did you know that the Ggantija Temples were built even before the Stonehenge? Legend has it that a race of giants built the Ggantija Temples thousands of years ago. Its outer walls are made of hard-wearing coralline limestone, and it has several libation holes designed for pouring liquid offerings. Today, it is one of the world’s top-rated UNESCO heritage sites.
Indulge in the world’s best brews at Gebuba Wine Bar.
Are you a fan of beer and wine? If you are, you can certainly call Gebuba Wine Bar a perfect place to relax and unwind. The bar has over 300 brews from the Maltese regions and other parts of the world. It has a cosy interior area and an exterior seating on the pretty main square of Nadur. And the best part is the fact that you can easily approach the friendly owner Giovanni and his team to suggest what local Gozitan or Maltese liqueurs to try.
Relax and binge on seafood delights at the Boathouse Restaurant in Xlendi Bay.
At the charming seaside village of Xlendi Bay is a restaurant perched right at the water edge. Although it opened only in 2010, the Boathouse Restaurant easily became a popular destination due to its excellent service, breathtaking location, and sumptuous sea-to-plate menu of fresh fish and squid.
Immerse yourself in Gozo’s culture at the Church of St. John the Baptist at the village of Ix-Xewkija and the surrounding attractions.
Are you the kind of traveller who is looking for cultural immersion? If you are, be sure to include the village of Ix-Xewkija on your itinerary, specifically the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Rotunda, and the Sculpture Museum.
Malta’s predominant religion is Roman Catholicism, and the Maltese Archipelago plays a role in the life of Apostle Paul as written in the Book of Acts 28: 1-11. Declared a parish since 1678, Ix-Xewkija exudes Gozo’s Christian tradition. Schedule your trip to Gozo on the 24th of June to join the festivities. On this day, the entire village will be bustling with people from all over the world. The streets will be brightly decorated, and you’ll enjoy a feast of traditional Maltese cuisine.
Enjoy the sunrise (or the sunset) as you walk along the red-gold sand at Ramla Bay.
Would you like to wrap up your day in meditation and solitude? The perfect place to go is Ramla Bay. Calypso’s Cave is located at the hilltop to the west, which you might like to explore before the sun sets. But if you’re too tired to take another walk, reserve a room at the nearby hotel, and be sure to wake up early to see the red-gold sands of the bay at dawn.
Yes, you can tour Gozo in one day, but you’d do it in haste. If you like to tarry a while and enjoy every moment of your stay, spend a day or two in the island and do the activities above. Rest assured that your vacation will be unforgettable, and you’ll have loads of swoon-worthy pictures.