Go-slow getaways backed by sapphire waters and beautiful relics await on a holiday to Gozo.
Holidays in Gozo
Looking for a real getaway-from-it-all? A big hit with couples and solo travellers in search of a peaceful escape, Gozo boasts a pace of life that’s beautifully slow. Located just off the coast of Malta, this truly tiny island is alive with pretty scenery, beautiful beaches, ancient temples and fascinating history.
While Malta can sometimes bustle with tourists, sleepy and laid-back Gozo offers the perfect opportunity to take a breath and relax.
Where to stay in Gozo:
Towards the northern part of the island, Marsalforn is one of the best beach resorts in Gozo for families. In Xlendi in the south, you’ll find a seafront village graced with a stunning beach, unique attractions, and waterfront restaurants, perfect for first-timers visiting the island.
Or for a taste of real island life, head to the stunning town of Xaghra. At just 26 square miles, no matter where you stay, you can discover all the hidden gems this island has on offer.
For sunseekers, June to September is the best time to visit tiny Gozo. However, to make the most of the sights, perhaps plan a trip in spring or autumn when the island is quieter and cooler.
- Best time to visit: June-September
- Average temp: 23°C/73°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Couples
- Currency: Euro
- Time Difference: +1 hours
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Things to see and do on Gozo
Holidays in Gozo tend to be relaxed affairs. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your thrills on the island. The dive sites around Gozo are said to be among the best in the Mediterranean and mountain biking, kayaking, and clifftop hiking are all opportunities.
There are several must-see sights for lovers of historic wonder. Witness the spectacular Ggantija Temples, said to be older than Egypt's Pyramids. Uncover Calypso Cave, where legend says Ulysses was kept as a slave in Homer's Odyssey. Or explore the recently restored Il-Kastell fortress towering above Gozo's compact capital of Victoria.
Away from the history, you'll find stunning beaches to relax on, including the orange-hued Ramla Bay. There's also plenty of shopping, with local crafts making the perfect souvenirs to remember your time away.
Food and drink on Gozo
Fresh food is the order of the day on Gozo. The island is brimming with fruit and vegetables, which make it onto the menus of the island's relaxed eateries. The catch of the day is big news, with fresh seafood being a speciality everyone should try on their visit.
But if fish isn’t your favourite pallet pleaser, then why not try the local delicacy Ġbejniet? A salted goat's cheese flavoured with crushed pepper and local tomatoes, olive oil, chilli pepper, or even wine.
Average monthly temperature on Gozo (°C)
- Jan 12°C
- Feb 13°C
- Mar 14°C
- Apr 16°C
- May 19°C
- Jun 23°C
- Jul 26°C
- Aug 27°C
- Sep 24°C
- Oct 21°C
- Nov 17°C
- Dec 15°C