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Where to go on Malta's Gozo island

Gozo is the rural sister island of urban Malta. With tranquil bays and postcard-perfect views from restaurant terraces, Gozo is an ideal relaxation destination, but it's also rich with history and great for sightseeing! Here are a few of its delights.

  • Ggantija Temples

    1. Ggantija Temples

    If you only see one sight in Gozo, make it this one! The Ggantija Temples are thought to be world's oldest freestanding monuments – beating the Pyramids and Stonehenge!

  • Kerċem

    2. Kerċem

    This tiny village has been inhabited since as early as 5000 BC. It's now a haven for artists and provides some of Gozo's most picturesque landscapes and hiking trails.

  • Nadur

    3. Nadur

    This historic village is where the Knights of Malta surveyed the passing of ships between islands. You can see right across the whole archipelago!

  • Ir-Ramla il-Hamra

    4. Ir-Ramla il-Hamra

    The sea here is shallow and gentle, with the red sand surrounded by grassy cliffs. Ramla Bay is one of Gozo's best beaches, and can also be seen from the Calypso Cave in Xagħra.

  • Victoria

    5. Victoria

    Crowning a hill at the island's center, Victoria – or Rabat – is Gozo's capital. Head to its Citadel to discover an old town of labyrinthine streets and historic buildings.

  • 6. Xagħra Stone Circle

    Dating back to 3000 BC, Gozo's stone circle is older than Stonehenge. A chambered tomb was also discovered at the site, and predates the circles by roughly a millenium!

Planning Your Visit

  • Where is it?

    Gozo is Malta's northwesternmost major island, just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta is actually made up of three main islands – Malta (the largest), Gozo, and Comino (the smallest) – and several smaller, uninhabited ones.

  • Can you fly there?

    Not directly. You will need to book your flights to Malta International Airport in Luqa, on the main island (Malta itself). From there, allow about an hour to reach Cirkewwa Harbor, where you'll be able to board one of the regular ferries to the island of Gozo.

Good to know

  • Language
    Maltese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +356
  • Best time to visit
    If you're primarily interested in sightseeing, the months in and around June and October are best, as it will still be warm and the crowds will be less. Beach-seekers, however, should take advantage of the delightfully hot months of July through September!

Other Sightseeing Options in Gozo

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What people are saying about Gozo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,881 reviews

Awesome cruise- so worth the little money spend. You’ll get a good atmosphere on board and to see most of the islands. Nice day trip and thanks for keeping up the offer even during Corona. I enjoyed it a lot and would’ve been a shame to miss out on it caused by the circumstances

Definitely worth it. A shame there were no life vests or floaters available for non swimmers. If it a sunny day, don't waste your time going to gozo like I did. Just stay at Blue Lagoon. Gozo can't wait for another day trip.

The crew mates are very friendly. Great trip if u want to spend some time swimming and enjoy the beautiful views. It’s very windy and the sun is burning, so remember to bring a jacket and don’t forget to bring ur sunscreen.

Loved this experience! We got upgraded to a different catamaran due to lower numbers and it was brilliant. Swimming in the crystal lagoon was wonderful and we had more than enough time to explore Gozo too.

Brilliant day out on a luxurious catamaran. Would highly recommend this trip. Food and drinks very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend the bbq. Very tasty