A SMALL HOLIDAY ISLAND WITH A BIG PUNCH
Gozo may be a little island in the glittering Mediterranean Sea, but it has a vast ability to surprise both first-time and repeat tourists.
There are so many distinctive and unexpected characteristics to our tiny island home that it’s no surprise that so many guests return time and time again.
These range from our ancient Ggantija Temples, older than Egypt’s pyramids, to the magnificent word pomskizillious, coined by Victorian writer Edward Lear to characterize the magnificence of Gozo.
GOZO’S UNDERWATER INTERESTS
One of the most surprising aspects of Gozo is its reputation as a world-class scuba diving destination. Gozo is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, which adds to the underwater experience when exploring the island’s caves, reefs, wrecks, and tunnels.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BOAT TRIP
Because the warm Mediterranean Sea borders Gozo, travelers are naturally drawn to enjoy it as much time as possible. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to enjoy the sea in Gozo, ranging from kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to snorkeling and fun watersports.
When visiting Gozo, a boat ride is another must-do activity. For a unique boat trip, why not spend a day exploring Gozo’s spectacular coastline by boat, complete with cliffs, caves, and isolated bays?
IN ONE DAY, SEE GOZO
One of the benefits of living on a small island is that you’re never far from something intriguing. And there are other ways to get around Gozo, from walking and cycling to renting a car or taking one of the local buses.
And, even better, there are so many entertaining things to do on Gozo that you can accomplish a lot in only one day. This is especially important for guests who are just staying on Gozo for a few days.
When you stay with us in Gozo, it’s simple to organize a fun itinerary, and Gozo Self Catering Holiday Homes are delighted to assist you in booking tours and activities with our trusted local partners. Mountain bike through Gozo’s countryside, join a guided Segway tour, trek along Gozo’s coastline trails, go abseiling or horseback riding, and visit our incredible churches, museums, and ancient sites.
All roads in Gozo pass through our capital Victoria at some point, therefore we recommend spending a day exploring the ancient Citadel and alleyways.
DIALECTS AND LOCAL LANGUAGE OF GOZO
Visitors to Malta and Gozo are frequently taken aback by the Maltese language and strange location names. While some of the letters in our alphabet are comparable to those found in several European languages, we do have certain distinct letters and pronunciations.
This is due to the Maltese language’s historic and multicultural heritage. It is thought to be based on a dialect of Arabic spoken in Sicily and Malta between the 9th and 14th centuries. Sicily finally embraced Italian, whereas the language of Malta evolved into Maltese.
Let us begin with Gozo itself to give you a flavor. Gozo is spelled Gawdex and pronounced Awdessh in Maltese. This is because the G is silent and the x is pronounced shh. Remember to say Arb and Shhara when asking for directions to the villages of Garb or Xagra.
GOZO’S ONE-OF-A-KIND LOCAL CUISINE
One thing that surprises first-time visitors to Gozo is our distinct local cuisine. Our cuisine, like our language, is a distillation of our unique history, with many distinct influences ranging from Arabic to Italian to British.
We enjoy our food on Gozo, and we know you will too. And there is a wide choice of food options available, from small village bakers to cafes and fine dining places.
ACTIVE VILLAGE PIAZZAS
Gozo’s village squares, like those in most Mediterranean countries, are where everyone congregates to socialize, chat, and people-watch.
There is generally a local bakery and cafe to make the visit even more enjoyable. You can spend an entire morning sipping coffee and snacking on wonderful pastizzi while enjoying the honey-colored classic buildings and watching the residents go about their daily lives.
If you haven’t been to Gozo in a while, you might be amazed at how vibrant the local piazzas have grown. For many years, visitors preferred the piazzas in Victoria and Xaghra. Many more rural squares now have busy cafes and street sellers.
WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE GOZO SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY HOMES?
It is simple to book a stay with us. We have a flexible booking policy, Simply browse our fantastic rental properties on Gozo to locate the holiday homes that best meets your needs.
The Gozo Self-Catering Holiday Homes Experience is unparalleled. The majority of our houses are fully owned and serviced. We also provide a variety of additional in-house services to make your Gozo vacation as stress-free and delightful as possible. Additionally, there are Malta airport transfers, Gozo car hire, and a variety of other activities available.