Gozo – An idyllic paradise

“The rural tranquil haven of Gozo, steeped in rich history and cultural heritage, is an island of unblemished beauty that attracts travellers from near and far.”

Surrounded by crystal azure Mediterranean waters, with stunning rural landscapes, spectacular scenery and a calming environment, Gozo is an idyllic paradise to relax and unwind.

This peaceful green oasis is a wonderful escape from the crowds and hustle bustle of everyday life. The serene island features towering cliffs and unique rock formations while the interior boasts lush green fields and wildflowers. Dotted with beautifully adorned Baroque churches and quaint limestone farmhouses, this tranquil island is a sight to behold. Admire the rugged landscape, sublime coastline and lush countryside. Stroll around the mighty historical Citadel which offers breathtaking 360o views of the island and immerse yourself in the history of the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world; the majestic prehistoric Ggantija Temples, a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Voted second best diving destination in the world, the Gozitan shores boast a range of world-class diving sites, with an exciting mix of historical and scuttled wrecks, caves and beautiful coral reefs. Explore the rich marine life that the calm azure Mediterranean waters have to offer through diving, snorkelling, swimming, and kayaking. Gozo also contains a variety of strikingly beautiful and secluded beaches, an idyllic paradise to enjoy spectacular views and bask in the warming sun.

For adventure seekers, Gozo offers varied possibilities including rock climbing and abseiling. Gozo houses over 300 sport climbs spread over 12 locations. These climbs, across inland crags or impressive sea cliffs, are all within a 20 minute drive of each other. Furthermore one can wander off the beaten track with a range of walking and cycling routes, as well as segway tours, which provide a unique way to explore the Gozitan rural heritage and countryside.

Blending the modern with the ancient, Gozo offers an exquisite range of accommodation, ranging from five star hotels to family-run B&Bs. As a speciality, the island of Gozo offers a wide range of restored limestone farmhouses, and houses of character scattered throughout the island. Choose from traditional limestone farmhouses to new chic boutique venues and secluded private villas. These unique properties offer a memorable experience and an insight into the local way of life.

Set in the midst of the Mediterranean and just a 25 minute ferry ride from Malta, Gozo is a charming island, with a long tradition of warm hospitality boasting impressive history, mystery and character. It’s a calming paradise that lives in equilibrium with the environment.

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