Gozo is a beautiful and calm island, the second biggest of all in the Maltese archipelago. This place is worth visiting because some nature sites can really leave you breathless. Maybe to spend there all the holidays could be too calm, unless one is looking for total relaxation, but for a day visit it is an absolutely great destination.
This small Island is different from Malta itself. It is really calmer. Seems that life stops a little bit there. I cannot tell how everything looks like on the High season, but November in Gozo is filled up with tranquility.
When I’ve arrived by ferry there – took a bus straight to the capital Victoria, by locals often called as Rabat. To walk around, go up to the fortified city Citadella and admire the panoramic views of the Island – things that shouldn’t be missed. Numbers of museums welcomes the visitors too.
My next stop was Dwejra Bay with its famous Azure Window and Fungus rock. This place is really magnificent. I could easily imagine hippie communities living there in caves and spreading their free love right on the rocks…
While in Gozo – it is recommended to visit megalithic Ġgantija Temples too. I skipped this part, but if you have time – check it out how do those historical values, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, look like.
My Gozo was quick, I didn’t see all the treasures, which this island can offer, but it was enough to understand how life runs there – in silence and peace.
How to get to Gozo? Take a ferry from Ċirkewwa in Malta to Mġarr in Gozo. Travel lasts around 25 min, but is really pleasant. Let’s start with the views on the way and finish with a huge ferry with shop and restaurant. By the way, nearly all the goods there are British and even daily newspapers from Great Britain can be bought on board. With the same type of ferry I was going from Liverpool to Isle of Man and back.
When crossing the waters with a ferry – beautiful views appear. On the way to Gozo you will be passing by Comino Island, famous for diving and snorkeling. This small and quite nature place holds a bird sanctuary too.
Ferry tickets. Travel from Malta to Gozo is without payment and then you need to pay for both ways in Gozo ferry terminal on your return.
How to get around in Gozo? There are numbers of agencies offering hop-on – hop-off bus tours around the Gozo island. Payment is around 15 Eur per person. But you can do nearly the same with local buses with a price of 2.6 Eur. Such ticket is valid only in Gozo (not on Malta island) for all the routes all the day. The main connection point of the routes is the capital city Victoria. Before travelling around in this way – check out the timetables.