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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.