CHRISTMAS IN GOZO 2022: WHERE TO STAY AND PEACE OUT?

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WHY CHRISTMAS IN GOZO IS SPECIAL?

Gozo is well-known for being a paradise in the summer, but it’s also a great destination in the winter, especially around Christmas. Three times in the last ten years, CNN has named Malta the best Christmas tourist destination, so you should get the idea that Christmas in Gozo would be wonderful.

As a country with a considerable Roman Catholic population, Malta, Christmas is unquestionably the biggest religious holiday there. Beautiful decorations, wonderful cultural activities, and, of course, a retail extravaganza define Christmas in Gozo.

WHERE TO STAY ON GOZO

Where is the best place to stay in Gozo on Christmas? We have specially selected places to stay and Peace Out on Gozo Island for Christmas. 

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One of the best vacation rental enterprises in Gozo, Gozo Selfcatering Holiday Homes offers some of the best Gozo lodging. These homes—villas, farms, and apartments—have a special charm and personality that is hard to discover in other places.

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Many individuals will be considering taking a well-earned Christmas break to recharge and unwind. Why not think about staying at one of our winter-ready properties if you’d prefer to enjoy the upcoming winter and Christmas rather than endure it?

HYGGE HOLIDAY HOME

The Scandinavian term best describes the excellent quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that fosters a feeling of contentment and well-being. Well, this vacation home is the perfect place to feel and practise “hygge.

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Private outside terrace with eating area and 5-seater hot tub; free wifi; 3 TVs; enormous shared pool; shared mini-gym; all within an opulent setting. The apartment has four bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fully functional kitchen, and it is on the ground floor.

INNI HOLIDAY HOME

From the moment you arrive, you get the sensation that this place is welcoming because to its limestone features that are decorated with cheerful yellow apertures.

Since the inside is decorated in a modern style and has lots of natural light, the mood is warm and inviting in the simplest sense. Inni Holiday Home is the excellent choice for everyone who wishes to spend and enjoy a retreat of peace and privacy without sacrificing the great life one deserves for the ideal vacation. It ensures a successful vacation and a blooming of quality time.

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This vacation home has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, and is 2.5 kilometres from Dwejra Bay Beach. Ta’ Pinu Basilica is also nearby, at less than 1 mile.

VILLELEYNAH HOLIDAY HOME

Villeleynah is a unique residence that takes pride in its cutting-edge design and wonderful outdoor space. situated with a view of the Xlendi valley on the edge of a cliff. The interior features a living room, 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, a spare bathroom with a shower, a pleasant room with a 6-person hot tub, and a bright interior patio. A two-car drive-in, a sizable terrace with a charcoal grill, a pool, and an established garden are all included.

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All 4 bedrooms are air-conditioned/heated with a pay-per-use coin meter system. The kitchen and dining area are also equipped with a stove to keep you cozy during the colder months.

SI-KU HOLIDAY HOMES

A lovely, roomy apartment on the ground floor with a contemporary flair. It has a ground floor layout with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sizable kitchen, dining area, and living room that looks out onto a gorgeous private outdoor space. The outdoor space is enhanced by a sizable private pool, a deck area with three sun loungers, outdoor eating furniture, a charcoal barbecue, a three-person Jacuzzi/Hot tub, and an olive garden. The house is well furnished with all conveniences, including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating, a washing machine and dishwasher, satellite TV with hundreds of channels, live streaming, and movie on demand. Located close to pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, and the spectacular and well-known Calypso Cave, which has a stunning view of Ramla Bay’s red-sand beach.

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This apartment’s air-conditioned rooms include private pools. Rooms have patio access. Dining tables and kitchen islands are provided in the lodgings. There is complimentary wireless Internet connection available in this Xaghra unit. The guest rooms have smart televisions.

Gozo Self Catering Holiday Homes is happy to set up car rentals, Gozo tours, and various other activities for our guests. Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll provide you all the details you need about area walks, community activities, and other pertinent information.

WANT A COZY WINTER BREAK? GOZO IS A TOP-NOTCH DESTINATION.

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If you’re still hoping to feel the warm sun on your skin, it could be difficult to locate a bright vacation spot throughout the winter. Even locations for common summer activities could be difficult to come by. One island, Gozo, has sunshine virtually all year long.

HOW TO ENJOY GOZO IN WINTER

If you’re asking what you should do during winter, there’s one suggestion – go visit Gozo. The island is Malta’s second-largest. Numerous locations for activities including hiking, diving, and culture are found there.

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What’s amazing about Gozo is that whether it snows or pours outside, Gozo is probably showering guests with sunny days, keeping it a haven for fall and winter travellers.

If you choose to travel to Gozo in the winter and find this hard to believe, here are some things you can try.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU VISIT GOZO DURING WINTER

 SCUBA DIVING

The seas surrounding Gozo are among the top diving locations in the world because of their moderate temperatures and good visibility. The vibrant marine life and underwater scenery in the waters of Gozo will wow you.

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Swim through corals that are vivid shades of yellow, orange, and pink. Perhaps you’ll even run into a friendly seahorse!

Around Gozo, there are more than 50 recognised dive sites. Divers have a variety of alternatives, such as shipwrecks, reefs, and caverns. In Dwejra, the Blue Hole dive is the most well-liked.

Huge vertical tube-shaped rock structures may be seen there, and a cave teeming with marine life can be found at the bottom of this shaft.

HIKING AND TREKKING

Hiking adventures are among the nicest things to do in the winter. Tourists can go on “nature” treks in many beautiful places in Gozo.

The Ta’en Cliffs, the Dwejra area, and the saltpans region near Xwejni are some of Gozo’s most popular hiking destinations.

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

In Gozo, Christmas is a very popular festival. It’s a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn about Maltese culture. One of the main attractions is the Gajnsielem Nativity Scene, which takes place over the Christmas holidays and concludes on Epiphany and transforms Ta’ Passi into the Bethlehem Nativity Scene.

For everyone taking part in the Christmas activities, ages-old traditions and customs are also revived. You can also taste traditional sweets, participate in local customs, and practise traditional crafts during this period.

CARNIVAL

During the winter, Carnival is observed. Even while virtually every community hosts carnival celebrations, Victoria and the village of Nadur are where the majority of the action takes place.

The carnival in Victoria is typically a spectacular and colourful occasion with dance groups, parades, and floats where people party for three days straight while dancing to music and donning costumes. The carnival in Nadur, on the other hand, is a spontaneous sort of celebration, and it borders on being grotesque, humorous, and occasionally macabre.

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Check out the annual carnival in Nadur for a one-of-a-kind winter experience because of its distinctive character. The traditional kukkanja, a form of competition in which competitors attempt to climb up a greasy pole to collect as many tokens as possible, is still held in villages like Xaghra.

VILLAGE TOURS 

It’s also advised to stroll around the Gozitan towns, visit the gorgeous churches, keep an eye out for the charming chapels, and take in the tranquilly of the old-fashioned neighbourhoods.

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Visit one of the cafés or bars in one of the quaint village squares for a quick snack or light lunch. You’ll discover along the way that Gozo has a history that cannot be disregarded.

Ggantija Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a thousand years older than Stonehenge, is one instance. Make sure to sample some Gozitan food at one of the many eateries to round out your village tour.

LUXURIOUS STAYCATION

Gozo offers more than just adventure. In actuality, Gozo is home to many vacation homes. In Gozo, there are a tonne of possibilities, so whether you want a seaside view or a rural countryside setting, you’re sure to discover the ideal lodging.

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CONCLUSION

Even in the winter, Gozo is the ideal destination. Whatever your preferences, Gozo has something to offer you. So keep Gozo in mind the next time you’re looking for somewhere fresh to travel to in the winter.

Take note of the various activities you can engage in, such as scuba diving, swimming, wandering through historic towns, celebrating Christmas, and having a good time at exciting carnivals.

Additionally, if you ever feel the need for some downtime, you may always choose upscale accommodations to make your trip to Gozo truly unforgettable.

FIVE REASONS TO SELECT A FAMILY HOLIDAY ON GOZO

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Looking for ideas on where to take your loved ones on a well-deserved vacation? You’ll enjoy Gozo, we believe. Our family-friendly atmosphere, hospitable locals, and secure beaches make Gozo the ideal vacation spot.

You’ll be astounded by the sheer number of fascinating and enjoyable things you may see and do on our gorgeous island. Here are five excellent reasons why you should treat your family to a vacation on Gozo this year to make it easier for you.

CHILD-FRIENDLY SERVICES

We want to make your family vacation as simple as possible in addition to providing you with a fantastic selection of Gozo rental homes:

INFANTS ARE NOT CHARGED

You’ll be happy to know that kids under two stay free when you reserve a Gozo vacation with Gozo Self-Catering Holiday Homes. A cot and high chair can also be reserved in advance and left at your doorstep.

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AIRPORT SHUTTLE

If you reserve our direct airport transfer service, one of our dependable drivers will meet you at the Malta International Airport and accompany you on the ferry to Gozo before taking you directly to your Gozo Self Catering Holiday Home apartment, villa.

CHEAPER RENTAL CARS

Car rental through us is more affordable than at the airport, and our local partner is also able to offer emergency assistance if needed. Additionally, we may arrange to have a rental automobile brought to your vacation home when you need it.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Every member of the Gozo Self Catering Holiday Home staff is a resident of Gozo, and we are delighted to give our insider tips on what to do and see while you are on vacation there. Additionally, we can assist you in planning family outings such as tours on a tuk tuk or segway, bike rentals, and even boat charters.

IN-HOUSE SERVICES

We provide our clients with a number of unique in-house amenities, extra cleaning services, gastronomy, wellness, etc. to further enhance their vacation experience in Gozo.

2. GOZO IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY

The Maltese islands are wonderful places for families with young children. When locals approach you to talk to you, don’t be shocked! You and your family will be able to experience the genuine side of island life because the majority of our villas and farmhouses on Gozo are situated in or adjacent to a village:

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DELECTABLE DELIGHTS FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD BAKERIES

The whole family will enjoy a trip to the village bakery, which is a wonderful way to start the day. The delightful flaky pastizzi is Gozo’s go-to morning treat. And if you’re lucky, you might get to see how the regional ftira pizza is produced.

3. GOZO PROVIDES SAFE FAMILY FUN

Our Gozo self-catering vacation home has a pool, which kids will love, but there are also a tonne of other secure areas to play and explore in Gozo.

BEACHES

Ramla Bay is a beautiful red sand beach that attracts visitors all year round and provides safe entertainment for families. The resorts of Marsalforn Bay and Xlendi Bay, as well as the little Hondoq Bay (where the kiosk serves delicious fish & chips), are other fantastic beaches for kids.

PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS

Villa Rundle Garden is a wonderful open area in Victoria, the city of Gozo, that serves as a warm and secure retreat for people and families. While children safely explore the play area, parents may unwind in the shade.

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WATER SPORTS AND BOATING

The best way to keep the youngsters entertained is to take a guided boat tour around Gozo’s shoreline and over to the gorgeous island of Comino. especially if a picnic lunch is included.

Families with older kids can engage in a variety of water activities in Gozo, like as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

4. LET THEIR IMAGINATIONS BE FIRE UP BY GOZO’S PAST

Despite being a small island in the Mediterranean, Gozo has a long and illustrious history. Here are some “must-see” attractions for families visiting Gozo:

TEMPLE OF GGANTIJA

The Ggantija temples on Gozo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are intriguing to visit and are older than both Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

THE CITADEL

The historic Citadel, a fortified city inside the capital, is another fantastic location to learn about Gozo’s history. The defensive walls are walkable, and they provide a fantastic 360-degree panorama of Gozo.

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ARTS AND CRAFTS VILLAGE IN TA’ DBIEGI

A trip to the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village in the community of Gharb is another fantastic family activity on the island of Gozo. It’s possible to observe talented potters, glass blowers, weavers, and more.

5. OUT OF THE BOX THINGS TO TRY ON GOZO

Here are some recommendations for interesting things to do and see while visiting Gozo:

XAGHRA’S XERRI’S GROTTO, NINU’S CAVE

Children adore stalactite and stalagmite-filled underground caverns, so visit the village of Xaghra to find Xerri’s Grotto and Ninu’s Cave, which are located beneath two unremarkable-looking houses.

DRESS UP AS A MERMAID

If you have a member of the family that loves mermaids, don’t miss the opportunity to dress up as one on Gozo! Fun family picture shoots are organised by Mermaids Club Malta in Gozo.

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PONY RIDES AND LIVESTOCK

For a fun family day, head to the Ta’ Mena Estate in the picturesque Marsalforn Valley. Visitors are welcome to view the estate’s olive trees, vineyards, and vegetable market. The kids can meet some farm animals and ride in a pony trap while the adults enjoy some delectable cuisine and wine.

AUGUST NIGHT TIME STARGAZING

Every August, falling stars fill the night sky with light. On Gozo, we refer to the Perseid meteor showers as the Tears of San Lawrenz. This is a wonderful chance for the family to enjoy a picnic at night and stargazing.

LIGHT UP YOUR WINTER WITH GOZO’S CHRISTMAS CHEER

You might only consider taking a vacation to Gozo during the summer. But our wonderful island is a great place to spend the winter, particularly around Christmas.

Gozo celebrates Christmas in a distinctive manner from the beginning of December to the start of the new year, with a joyful array of social and religious events held all across the island. You can see nativity scenes everywhere, as lights twinkle in the streets, churches, and homes of the villages.

GOZO LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS

Even though the evenings are longer in the winter, in Gozo we put up lights and Christmas trees in our homes and all the churches, in the village squares, and on the streets to dispel the darkness throughout the Christmas season.

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On the island of Gozo, particularly in the little settlement of Santa Luija, light can also have a holy significance. A three-day festival honouring the village’s patron saint is held every year in the middle of December. The lengthening of the days following the winter solstice is related with Saint Lucy.

The Festival of Light is one of the three days of festivities. This is a procession of young village girls carrying candles from the village square to the church while dressed in white. Fireworks, music, and traditional Santa Luija pastries are prepared to complete the display.

 A DIFFERENT TAKE ON CHRISTMAS TREE

Without Christmas trees, it wouldn’t be Christmas, would it? Fortunately, there are plenty of Christmas trees in Gozo to enliven town squares and shopping malls.

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The 19-meter (62-foot) tall tree composed of iron bars, steel wire, and more than 4,500 donated glass bottles and illuminated with 7,000 LED lights is among the most striking and peculiar. The tree was first put up in 2020 and has since been a yearly feature. Additionally, it was named one of the “most magnificent Christmas trees in Europe” by the website European Best Destinations last year.

ACTIVITIES IN LIVE-ACTION AND PAGEANTS

Wherever you are in Gozo from the end of November to the beginning of January, a nativity scene with a handmade crib and a place for the holy family and their guests to stay will be nearby. Prepju, or cribs, have been made by Gozitans from the time of the Knights of St. John. Small ones can be found in shop windows and people’s homes, while larger ones can be found in village squares.

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Additionally, Gozo is proud of its unique custom known as Bethlehem at Gajnsielem, a live-action nativity that has been going on for the past 13 years. This unusual event, which takes place in fields near the village of Gajnsielem, includes a real Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus as well as other locals and animals. The three wise men’s appearance on donkeys for the Adoration of the Maji in January brings the celebration to a close.

The Christmas Pageant presented at San Lawrenz’s square is another live performance that should not be missed. The spectacle, which tells the story of Jesus, attracts participation from almost half of the village’s residents.

HOLIDAY MARKETS

Our fantastic collection of Christmas markets is another significant aspect of Christmas on Gozo. There are numerous holiday markets around Gozo throughout December that provide entertainment and goodies for the whole family.

Expect to see stalls selling a wide range of products, including regional produce and crafts as well as food and beverages. The majority offer live music, other forms of entertainment, carolers, even artificial ice rinks. This year, it’s anticipated that Santa will stop by numerous markets.

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Between December 2 and December 18, 2022, Victoria, the capital of Gozo, will host a sizable Christmas market in Villa Rundle Gardens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on most days.

CONCERTS FOR CHRISTMAS ON GOZO

On Gozo, music is significant throughout the Christmas season. Local performers in Christmas markets, marching bands, children’s choirs singing carols, chamber, string, and brass ensembles, and even rock ‘n’ roll concerts, are just a few of the entertainment options.

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Holiday Parade: If you’re in Gozo around the holidays, you must see the annual Christmas Parade. Numerous marching bands, numerous Christmas-themed floats, and a great deal of enthusiasm are all there. It winds its way up to Independence Square from Republic Street, giving you the chance to see all the vibrant characters and costumes.

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Jack and the Beanstalk: With a rock ‘n’ roll twist, a typical pantomime.

Santa’s Workshop: A chance to meet Santa, craft yourself, shop for Christmas presents, and observe local artisans at work.

So there you have it—a quick overview of what to see and do during Christmas on Gozo. We hope you’ll join us soon for our celebration. Many of our Holiday Homes have underfloor heating and real fires and can provide a cozy base for a family Christmas break.

For our visitors, Gozo Self Catering Holiday Homes is happy to arrange vehicle rentals, Gozo tours, and a variety of other activities. Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll provide you with all the information you require about local hikes, activities taken in nearby communities, and other relevant details.

THE ARTS AND CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF GOZO

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Gozo, although being a small island, has a thriving cultural life that includes yearly celebrations like arts, opera, and folk festivals, boisterous religious holidays like Easter and Christmas, and the numerous local festas that take place throughout the summer. The main annual arts and cultural events in Gozo are listed below.

SEASON OF CARNIVAL

Early in February each year, Gozo has Carnival Week, a five-day event filled with colour, parades, costumes, and lots of entertainment. The capital Victoria (Rabat) and the little community of Nadur in Gozo’s southeast serve as the main hubs for activity.

The Carnival in Nadur, also known as the Spontaneous Carnival, is very different from the celebrations in Victoria, which often feature well-organized street parades, colourful floats, and dance. Visitors can have an absolutely unique experience at the Nadur carnival.

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As dusk falls, you’ll notice individuals in hideous masks and costumes beginning to discreetly stroll through the village streets. Disguise is the name of the game, and over time, costumes and masks have evolved to become increasingly strange, cryptic, and even humorous.

EASTER/HOLY WEEK

On the Maltese Islands, Easter is a significant occasion and a wonderful time to visit Gozo. With processions and special church services, you’ll observe a variety of sombre religious sentiments, but you’ll also notice that by Easter Sunday, the atmosphere is more joyous.

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Naturally, food plays a significant part throughout Lent and Easter, and there are many traditional specialties to try, such as Figolli, Qassatat, and Qagqa tal-appostli. Easter is a fantastic time to take your family to Gozo.

INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IN VICTORIA

From early June to early July, there are five weeks worth of daily cultural events that make up the Victoria International Arts Festival.

The festival, which has been going on since 1997, draws more than 600 musicians who work together to produce a thrilling and varied schedule of classical musical events, including an amazing 33 concerts each night.

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The festival is sponsored by a Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Government of Malta, and the best part is that admission is free.

GAULITANA, A MUSIC FESTIVAL

Since 2007, Gozo has hosted this significant music event each spring. The Gaulitana festival, which showcases both local and international talent, often takes place in April and May.

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Concerts are presented in a variety of settings and in a number of musical genres, including orchestral, chamber, liturgical, secular, serious, and choral.

VILLAGE FESTAS

By travelling to Gozo in the summer, you can take advantage of the opportunity to take part in some of the island’s well-known community celebrations. From the end of May until the middle of September, the communities of Gozo celebrate local patron saints on the weekends.

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These festas, which combine secular rivalry and religious fervour, have developed into magnificent spectacles.

Beautifully decorated churches and village streets, marching bands, religious processions, dancing, traditional cuisine, horse and donkey racing, and breathtaking firework displays are all to be found.

QALA INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL

Held in the quaint village of Qala in the southeast of Gozo over a long weekend in mid-September each year, this festival comprises a lively mix of folk music, dance, costumes, and food.

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FESTIVAL MEDITERRANEA

The Festival Mediterranea, a special cultural and artistic event, is held in Gozo from the end of October to the beginning of December. Opera and classical music enthusiasts can take in beautiful performances by renowned musicians from around the world in magnificent theaters.

CHRISTMAS IN GOZO

If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting Gozo with your family in December, you’ll get to experience a truly unique Christmas.

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In addition to choirs singing gorgeous songs, you’ll see traditional processions and beautiful hand-crafted nativity scenes as well as dazzling lights and decorations illuminating Victoria, the island’s capital, and village squares throughout the island.

The nativity narrative is acted out in an unusual way during the Christmas season in Bethlehem f’ Gozo, which is located in the fields near Gajnsielem in the south of Gozo. There, 150 performers (villagers) and animals live and work as they would have done 2,000 years ago.

Shepherds tending to their flocks, locals going about their daily business, and a couple caring for a newborn child in a grotto are all there.

BEST TIPS FOR BUDGETING YOUR HOLIDAY IN GOZO, MALTA

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You’re in luck if you want to take advantage of everything Malta has to offer while managing your budget. Discover some great advice for managing your money while visiting Malta.

ACCOMMODATION

There are various factors you should think about when searching for affordable lodging options in Malta. First off, booking outside of peak travel times, such in November or April, can allow you to take advantage of lower hotel rates while still enjoying beautiful weather.

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Places a little more off the usual path should be taken into consideration when choosing a place to stay. Compared to Sliema or St. Julian’s, locations in the south of the island or in Gozo are typically significantly more affordable and provide great quality in lovely surroundings.

You can select from hostels, self-catering apartments, hotels, or if you’re travelling in a group, a villa or farmhouse, all at affordable rates, depending on what you’re looking for!

TRAVEL

There are various affordable ways to travel about once you’re in Malta. Keep in mind that Malta spans a distance of around 27 miles. This implies that it takes less than an hour to travel almost anywhere on the island.

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The best way to get around is via bus, which runs to all the major locations from 5 am to 11 pm, with a few night trips on the weekends. Additionally, you’ll discover that vehicle rentals and taxi fares are less expensive in many major European cities than in continental Europe.

You can walk if you feel particularly active, ride the ferry for a few euros, rent a bike to explore, or all three!

CHEAP FOOD

Once more, where you stay has a significant impact on how much you pay for food. Meals may be more expensive if you stay closer to the city center, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you visit the north and south. Look for locals-only bistros and cafés because they are not only guaranteed to be inexpensive, but the food has been vetted by the community. 

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CHEAP DAY OUT

Fortunately, there is a tonne of free stuff to see and do if you’re a budget tourist! The majority of the attractions and things to do in Malta are either free or inexpensive, ranging from lounging on the sun-kissed shores to touring ancient cities. You may also get day or week passes that give you a discounted price to enter several attractions! Activities like diving, boat tours, and admission to historical monuments tend to be less expensive here than they are in other nations.

FLIGHTS

It should go without saying that selecting Air Malta as your airline will ensure you receive the best price. Air Malta provides passengers with the excellent level of customer service and travel experience one would anticipate from a national carrier, but without the exorbitant cost. Most EU cities can be reached by flight in about three hours, which means that not only do you reach your destination swiftly, but the cost still stays reasonable!

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There is a lot to see and do in Malta regardless of your spending limit, and it won’t break the bank either!

ADVANTAGES OF RENTING A HOLIDAY HOME FOR YOUR VACATION

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Holiday rentals, whether they be flats, condos, or villas, have progressively increased in popularity as the most preferred kind of lodging over the past few years. While vacation homes have been around for a while, the spike in desire for more and more vacation rental property is a relatively new notion. This trend has never been as popular as it is right now. Holiday rentals are rising steadily while hotels are declining.

1. VACATION RENTALS ARE MORE AFFORDABLE THAN HOTEL

Are you keeping track of every penny you spend and putting it toward your forthcoming vacation? Everyone enjoys saving money, it’s true. Why pay €1000 when you could get the same deal for €750? Unbelievable as it may seem, a holiday rental will be far less expensive than a hotel.

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Consider booking a family room or two rooms in a hotel as a family of five. When booking a hotel room, family rooms are among the most expensive choices available, and two rooms obviously incur twice as much expense. Booking a single 3-bedroom house will work out to be much, much less expensive because you’d be paying for the entire property, regardless of the number of guests.

2. YOU GET SO MUCH MORE SPACE! 

Which would you prefer—having a bedroom and bathroom all to yourself or having an entire apartment to yourself? No need to explain the answer to you; you already know it. You spend much less and receive more than three times the space of a small hotel room! Who could not love this?

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You also have the added privacy of being able to enter and exit whenever you want (without any nosy Receptionists or Night Receptionists tutting and shaking their heads as you walk in barefooted at 5am). Would you rather have your children share a room with each other so you may have some peace and quiet, or with you, dear parents? Thought so

3. YOU’LL SPEND FAR LESS ON FOOD IF YOU HAVE A KITCHEN. 

Who in their right mind wants to cook while on vacation, I hear you cry? Those with little resources, that is! The list also includes people who enjoy sleeping in (alternatively, missing breakfast because you woke up after 10am), tourists in notoriously pricey cities (alternatively, shelling out outrageous sums of money for gourmet plates that hardly fill you up), those who have food intolerances (alternatively, having to search for specialised restaurants or having to ask each and every chef about how the food is prepared), and so on. Do you need persuasion?

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Imagine being able to eat whatever suits your fancy rather than choosing from a set menu, waking up whenever you want to, and not being constrained by breakfast or dinnertimes.

4. PRACTICE LOCAL CUSTOMS

Even though you’ll still be recognised as the wide-eyed tourist you are by your camera and backpack, nothing says “Tourist” like a hotel. To socialise with locals? The absolute worst place to start is a hotel. The same reason you don’t hang out at hotels in your city because you reside there applies to locals as well. There is a very slim chance that you may meet locals while staying in a hotel.

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Living in a rental house places you right in the middle of the neighbourhood scene. Start by getting to know your neighbours; a simple “Good Morning” or “Hello” can go a long way. If you just have the nerve to ask, most people will be happy to assist you. You will receive excellent advise if you ask any local you meet about the greatest hangouts in the area, so go ahead and ask away. Additionally, you can eat like the locals do by purchasing fresh local produce, local bread, and other specialty foods. You won’t simply be taking a package vacation—you’ll be doing much more!

5. PETS ARE WELCOME.

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While it’s true that not every holiday rental will allow pets, rental home owners are frequently more accommodating. Be prepared to pay a little greater security deposit, but if your loving dog leaves everything undamaged, you can get this money back in full. When it comes to permitting pets, hotels are more pickier, and the majority of them outright disallow pets. And let’s face it, leaving your lovely canine companion behind is one of the hardest parts of going on vacation, so why subject yourself to that kind of trauma?

6. A WASHING MACHINE.

Why bring a fortnight’s worth of clothing with you when you can just wear half of it at the airport to avoid paying an overweight fee and having tonnes of washing to do when you get home? WHY? Because there are no washing machines in hotels. And the reason is that hotel laundry service is robbery in broad daylight.

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Unexpectedly, a washing machine (and maybe a dryer, too!) can be found in every single rental home. This implies that you can drastically reduce the weight of your luggage by packing fewer clothes (leaving more space for souvenirs!) and that you will have very little laundry to do when you get home.

TOP 9 HOLIDAY HOMES IN MALTA FOR A LUXURIOUS EUROPEAN VACATION

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HOLIDAY HOMES IN MALTA

Gozo Self Catering Holiday Homes where you will find an extensive selection of exclusive holiday homes in Malta. All of our properties have been “hand picked” for their ideal settings, high standards, and affordability. We only provide you with the very best vacation houses. Our commitment to quality and style has drawn the best vacation rentals that constantly satisfy the demands of discriminating travellers. Nobody works more, in our opinion, to provide you with the best vacation rentals.

VILLELEYNAH HOLIDAY  HOME

The delightful “Alfresco Life.” tucked away in the centre of a little town in the southern part of Gozo. Located directly on top of a famous valley that leads to “Xlendi” beach. A Gozitan “alfresco-life” is guaranteed by this cliff-edged, character-filled home with its fine furniture, limestone features, and exquisite plant-filled terraces. Villeleynah is a test case for understanding what it really means to live a leisurely Mediterranean lifestyle. 

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The interior features a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, a spare shower room, a cosy room with a 6-seater hot tub, and a bright internal patio. There are 4 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Moreover, a two-car drive-in, a sizable terrace with a charcoal grill, a pool, and an established garden.

PRICKLY PEAR NO. 1 HOLIDAY HOME

The home of lavendar. Located in a unique, picturesque passageway that evokes memories of old Gozitan life. However, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of “Dwejra,” one of the island’s most popular places, is only off the main road. An outstanding illustration of the exquisite stone architecture created by our forefathers, embellished with the vivid hues of the local prickly pear fruit, which also dominates the landscape of Gozo. Of course, the new design incorporates both traditional and modern amenities. We take great pride and assurance in being able to provide you with a cosy, budget-friendly vacation rental.

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Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a satellite TV, a dining area, a fully furnished kitchen, and a patio with pool views are included in the holiday home’s amenities. This romantic retreat is the perfect vacation house because it has outdoor furniture, a BBQ, a roof-top pool, and a terrace for sunbathing.

TWILIGHT HOLIDAY HOME

On the outskirts of Ghasri hamlet, there is a rustic-style villa called Twilight Holiday Home with a contemporary shabby-chic flair. Unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside and the spectacular Ta’ Pinu shrine may be seen from the pool and terrace area. very peaceful setting

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The home has an entrance hall with a sofa and a live planter that opens to a private courtyard with plenty of cover. An open room with stunning views serves as the primary living, dining, and kitchen area. A big door opens up to reveal a private infinity pool and deck area, which is also furnished with a charcoal barbecue, patio furniture, a canopy, deck chairs, and a mature garden.

This house is ideal for a cosy winter getaway because the living space contains a huge sofa in front of the TV and a log fireplace. Everything you need is in the kitchen, including:

INNI HOLIDAY HOME

From the moment you arrive, you get the sensation that this place is welcoming because to its limestone features that are decorated with cheerful yellow apertures. Since the inside is furnished in a contemporary style and has lots of natural light, the atmosphere is immediately welcoming in its most basic form. Anyone who wants to spend and enjoy a refuge of peace and privacy without giving up the wonderful life one deserves for the perfect vacation will find Inni Holiday Home ideal. A successful holiday and a flourishing of quality time are ensured by it.

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This vacation home has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, and is 2.5 kilometres from Dwejra Bay Beach. Ta’ Pinu Basilica is also nearby, at less than 1 mile.

SI-KU HOLIDAY HOMES

A lovely, roomy apartment on the ground floor with a contemporary flair. It has a ground floor layout with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sizable kitchen, dining area, and living room that looks out onto a gorgeous private outdoor space. The outdoor space is enhanced by a sizable private pool, a deck area with three sun loungers, outdoor eating furniture, a charcoal barbecue, a three-person Jacuzzi/Hot tub, and an olive garden. The house is well furnished with all conveniences, including Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating, a washing machine and dishwasher, satellite TV with hundreds of channels, live streaming, and movie on demand. Located close to pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, and the spectacular and well-known Calypso Cave, which has a stunning view of Ramla Bay’s red-sand beach.

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This apartment’s air-conditioned rooms include private pools. Rooms have patio access. Dining tables and kitchen islands are provided in the lodgings. There is complimentary wireless Internet connection available in this Xaghra unit. The guest rooms have smart televisions.

HYGGE HOLIDAY HOME

Optimal living is best described by a Scandinavian word that combines outstanding cosiness and conviviality with a sense of contentment and wellbeing. Well, this vacation home is the perfect place to feel and practise “hygge.

Private outside terrace with dining area and 5-seater hot tub; free Wi-Fi; 3 TVs; enormous shared pool; shared mini-gym; all in an opulent setting.

situated just on top of Ramla’s red sand beach, on the borders of the bustling settlement of Xaghra. a ground-floor, ultra-modern, contemporary apartment that is frequently connected to pleasure and rest. As soon as you enter, you’ll get a sense of space and luxury as you enter an open-concept living space with a fully functional kitchen and dining room.

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Every part of Hygge Holiday Home is natural. The floor to ceiling glass doors that open to a spacious private terrace with outdoor furniture and loungers, a gas BBQ, and a sizable umbrella let in a lot of natural light. This private patio shares a level space with a large common deck area that has a sizeable pool, many sun loungers, and other furnishings.
The layout of the house includes 2 additional double bedrooms, each with an own bathroom.

VILLAYANA HOLIDAY HOME

Villayana, which is located San Lawrenz, is only a short drive from the region’s sandy beaches. It provides self-catering lodging with free WiFi and a personal outdoor pool. This vacation rental features a balcony, a large kitchen with a microwave, and an outdoor dining area. There is a TV and couches in the living room. There are 4 private bathrooms there. On-site parking is uncharged. Gozo may be reached in 10 minutes by automobile.

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If you stay here, you’ll get to see breathtaking natural settings that are ideal for beach lovers, foodies, hikers, and people who just want to get away from it all. It is the perfect starting point from which to explore and take in the peace and breathtaking scenery of our island. Furthermore, staying in a nearby village is the only way to truly experience a location.

PRICKLY PEAR NO. 4 HOLIDAY HOME

Cozy and lovely Gozitan House of Character is the perfect place for a getaway in a serene setting. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private pool, a well-appointed kitchen with a living room, satellite TV, and a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a roof terrace with a private pool, deck space, and BBQ area for “al fresco” dining. Ideal for small families/groups, couples travelling together, and anybody seeking a tranquil, serene village vacation only a 10-minute drive from gorgeous beaches!

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The marigold residence This charming vacation home is brimming with intriguing limestone features that evoke the past everywhere you turn. It exudes character from every stone.

PRICKLY PEAR NO. 3 HOLIDAY HOME

Prickly Pear Holiday Home No. 3 in San Lawrenz provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool, and a communal lounge within 2.4 km of Dwejra Bay Beach and 700 m of Ta’ Pinu Basilica. This vacation rental offers a private pool, BBQ grills, and unrestricted parking.

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The vacation home includes a dining area, a fully functional kitchen, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, bed linens, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a patio with city views. Towels and bed linen are available from the property for an additional fee for your convenience.

BEST THINGS TO DO IN GOZO, MALTA

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GOZO’S TOP ATTRACTIONS 

Gozo is Malta’s charming, unexplored younger sibling. The wild and natural island is the ideal place to stay while travelling because it’s closer to the mainland of Malta but more distant, tranquil, and laid-back. You can anticipate seeing lush hills, turquoise-fringed ponds, limestone cliffs, and expansive vistas whether you’re there for a day trip or a longer holiday. Even some of the oldest historical sites will be visible to you! Enjoy all of Gozo’s finest attractions in Malta.

The northernmost island in the archipelago, Gozo, is the second largest. Despite being further away, Gozo still has a tonne to offer, especially for beach lovers since several of its beaches are among the best in the region!

1. VICTORIA (Rabat)

Victoria is a stunning fortified city with old, winding streets, cathedrals with red roofs, lovely gardens, and old limestone homes. The famed Citadel, an old stronghold perched atop a hill, is the main draw of Victoria.

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The remnants of an old jail (covered in graffiti from the inmates), museums, and mediaeval homes may all be seen inside the Citadel. Spectacular views of the sea and quiet fields may be seen from the Citadel.

Explore Victoria’s confusing network of streets outside the Citadel. Pick a direction and enjoy exploring the area while stumbling onto lovely squares. Take in the lively ambiance while enjoying Pastizzi with the locals.

2. RAMLA BAY, GOZO

The best beach on the island, Ramla Bay (Ir Ramla il Hamla), is renowned for its cliffs and red sand beach. People who like to swim in the quiet shallows and snorkel in the clear, blue water frequent this beach because it is one of the few ones on the island that has sand. Go to one of the island’s most well-known caverns on the eastern side of the bay if you’re interested in Greek mythology. According to legend, this cave is the well-known cave from Homer’s Odyssey, a work of classical Greek literature.

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3. TAL- MIXTA CAVE

Tal-Mixta cave is located in the Nadur highlands, high above Ramla Bay (a small village). One of the best things to do in Gozo is to visit the rock, which creates a natural window that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the sea and coastline! Troglodytes are believed to have originally resided in the cave (the ancient cave dwellers). As time went on, the function evolved. Even the Knights of St. John once employed it as a location from which to launch cannons in response to pirate attacks.

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4. THE GGANTIJA TEMPLES

When visiting Gozo in Malta, you absolutely must visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Ggantija Temples. It is believed that these enormous limestone constructions predate the Egyptian pyramids by a considerable margin. The inhabitants believe that only giants could have transported these enormous rocks to this location, which is why they were given the name Ggantija (which means “giant”) This location was reportedly used for fertility rites hundreds of years ago, according to archaeologists and historians who have studied the area.

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5. TA’ KOLA WINDMILL

One of the few authentic windmills on the Maltese Island is located close to the Ggantija Temples. Large grinding stones were utilised in the Ta’ Kola Windmill to smash the grain into flour beginning in 1725. The windmill is now a museum where you can see the miller’s workplace and living chambers and see replicas of the furniture.

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6. SALT PANS

One of the best things to do in Gozo is to visit the Xwejni Salt Pans, which are located on the north shore. Using the conventional techniques from Roman times, they are still used to extract salt from the sea. You can either come and see this stunning region of the island without taking a tour to learn about the procedure. A sight to remember is looking at the checkerboard salt pans next to the rocky sea.

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7.CAMINO DAY TRIP

The smallest of Malta’s three islands, Comino, is sandwiched between Malta and Gozo. With untamed nature and a little population, it is wonderfully secluded and picturesque. You may find the flowering plant, which gets its name from cumin, as well as a variety of other wildflowers and plants, all across the island.

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Going on a day excursion to Comino and taking in the rocky, untamed scenery is one of the best things to do in Gozo. Since there are no designated roads, you might think you’re the only person on earth.

THINGS TO DO IN CAMINO

BLUE LAGOON

One of the must-see attractions when in Malta is the blue lagoon. It seems very paradisal and is a strong shade of blue. It is one of Malta’s most visited sites, therefore please be aware that it will be highly crowded at the busiest times of year.

CRYSTAL LAGOON

Since the crystal lagoon is less well-known than the blue lagoon, swimming there is a little more tranquil. It’s a little bit rockier and less intensely blue than blue lagoon, but it’s still a lovely site to visit, and its remoteness gives it a very special atmosphere.

SANTA MARIA CAVES

alta truly offers it everything, including beaches reminiscent of Caribbean islands, blue lagoons, and even stunning caverns! The Santa Maria Caves are a well-known snorkelling location and a special place with a variety of aquatic life. Because you have to travel through a cave tunnel from Santa Maria Bay, the route there is also interesting.