A day in Gozo

Gozo life is slightly more laid back than that on mainland Malta, but still has plenty to offer. A regular ferry service connects the two islands.

With most shops, schools, and offices located in Victoria, the capital is the centre of almost all activity. Victoria is overlooked by the fortified old city, Iċ-Ċittadella, which was recently regenerated. The walls of the old city enclose the law courts, the majestic Gozo Cathedral, and a number of museums, including the Museum of Archeology and the old prison.

Dwejra Bay in Gozo is home to the Inland Sea and the Blue Hole, two very popular dive sites. Still unaffected by light pollution, Dwejra is an excellent place where astronomy buffs can marvel at the spectacle provided by August’s Perseid meteor showers and other astronomical occurrences.

The Ġgantija temples in Xagħra are one of Gozo’s most important archaeological sites and in fact are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The temples are one of the oldest free-standing stone monuments, predating the Pyramids in Egypt. While in Xagħra, you might also be interested in visiting the Ta’ Kola Windmill, which is one of the few surviving mills on the islands and dates back to the Knights’ period.

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