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Holidays In Gozo

Gozo Holidays at a Glance

Book Gozo holidays and discover this popular summer island located off the northern coast of Malta mainland. The sea is one of the predominant feature of Gozo, the crystal clear blue waters varying from turquoise to deep blue are found in beaches all around the island and are all suitable for swimming.

Gozo is an island surrounded by myths and mystery where the shrine of Ta Pinu Church is seen by many as a modern day miracle. Legend has it that the nymph Calypos bewitched a shipwrecked Ulysses for seven years. Gozo holidays entice visitors year after year seeking to discover the ancient history, picture postcard villages and stunning landscapes.

Who Goes to Gozo?
Holidays to Gozo are ideal for those who enjoy relaxation in peaceful picturesque surroundings.



Key Facts - Gozo

  • LanguageMaltese
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 356
  • Time Difference+1 hour GMT
  • Flight Duration3 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport31 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)90 mins (inc. ferry crossing)

Holidays to Gozo are for visitors seeking a relaxed slow pace of life and a taste of the traditional Maltese life. The main town in Gozo is Victoria which is is brimming with culture and offers a range attractions such as opera and horse racing.

The local people are very friendly and welcome visitors with open arms, more so during village feasts during their summer holidays. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the traditional local bars and restaurants make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Great Value Holidays to Gozo


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Ta Pinu Church: This beautiful building is stunning both inside and out. The history of Ta Pinu adds to the churches mystic and is definitely worth visiting.

Xewkia: Visit the church located in the main square with one of Europe's biggest domes, an absolutely awesome sight.

Xlendi: The lovely bay has a number of restaurants along the seafront and provide some wonderful views.

Ggantija Temple: Located in Xaghra the temple is the oldest man made structure in existence and dates back 8,000 years.

Ta Pinu Church: This beautiful building is stunning both inside and out. The history of Ta Pinu adds to the churches mystic and is definitely worth visiting.

Xewkia: Visit the church located in the main square with one of Europe's biggest domes, an absolutely awesome sight.

Xlendi: The lovely bay has a number of restaurants along the seafront and provide some wonderful views.

Ggantija Temple: Located in Xaghra the temple is the oldest man made structure in existence and dates back 8,000 years.

Popular activities for those on Gozo holidays include:-

  • Diving and Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing and other watersports

    Gozo Holidays Excursions


    Make your holidays to Gozo extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyones interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

    Valletta - City of Knights: We drive to the Capital Valletta and walk to the Barrakka Gardens for a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. Then on to St. John's co-Cathedral, Malta's greatest treasure that includes the famous painting by Caravaggio. Our tour proceeds to the Grand Master's Palace, which houses the Parliament, the offices of the President of Malta and the Armoury.

    Highlights of Malta: We drive towards Mosta to visit the famous Dome considered to be 3rd largest in Europe. We then visit Ta' Qali Crafts Village to watch local artisans at work producing typical Maltese ware which includes glass, silver and filigree. Free time is allowed for shopping of local products at bargain prices. We then proceed to the Silent City Mdina with its defence bastions dating back to the 9th Century. We walk through the town visiting St. Paul's Cathedral and then to the Bastions for a panoramic view of the Island. We then walk to Rabat to visit St. Paul's Grotto. A typical Maltese lunch will be served in one of the village restaurants. Finally we proceed to Dingli Cliffs for a panoramic view of the open sea where we will also stop to see some Cart Ruts.

    Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk: We drive to Wied iz-Zurrieq to the picturesque Blue Grotto where weather permitting we shall take a boat to the Grotto to view the magnificent underwater flora (Boat fare not included). We will then proceed to the southern part of the island to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk where free time to stroll around the market will be allowed. One can also admire the typical traditional brightly painted coloured fishing boats  'luzzu'.

    Prehistoric Temples: We drive to the southern part of the island and start with a visit to the three Megalithic Temples of Tarxien, which date back to 3000 BC. The temples are Malta's most important antiquities and are considered to be unique in the world. We then visit Ghar Dalam, 'The Cave of Darkness' and its fossilised remains of prehistoric animals of the glacial period. Finally we visit the Prehistoric Temple of Hagar Qim, which was built, between 3500 and 3000 BC. This temple, which is constructed solely of globigerina limestone, is standing high overlooking the islet of Filfla.

    Fernandes Cruise: A full day cruise departing from Sliema Marina and cruises North westwards towards Gozo on a beautiful 38 metre long two masted gaff rigged vessel. Drop anchor in a secluded bay in Gozo and after lunch we sail towards Comino where we drop anchor in the beautiful Blue Lagoon. (Summer Only)

    Gozo: Gozo is the legendary abode of Calypso daughter of Atlas. Our tour starts with a visit to the Ggantija Prehistoric Temples in Xaghra and then proceeds to Dwejra to see the 'Azure Window', Fungus Rock and the Inland Sea. We will also stop to see the local lace and knitwear for which the island of Gozo is renowned. Lunch will be served in a Typical Gozitan Village. After lunch we visit the Citadel including Gozo's Cathedral in the capital Victoria and we will experience a sound and vision show of the island of Gozo. Finally we embark the ferryboat at Mgarr Harbour to return to Malta.

    Sicily Tour: A full day Sicily excursion visiting Taormina Sicily's prime tourist resort which is facing Etna and the Blue Mediterranean. This peaceful panoramic resort 206 metres above sea level was colonised by the Greeks who built a theatre in the Hellenic period. We will also visit Mount Etna which is the largest active volcano in Europe. The climb to the crater takes us through picturesque villages and an ever changing landscape. (Summer Only)

    For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Gozo Holidays

As a result of being situated in the Mediterranean Sea surrounded many different countries, you'll find an array of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes and interesting fusion dishes.

Getting Around on Gozo Holidays

Bus: An easy way of getting around whilst on Gozo holidays because the buses stop at most of the outlying villages, the buses operate along circular routes and leave from and return to the town of Victoria.

Car Hire: Probably the best way of getting around Gozo because it allows the independence and flexibility ti visit places further afield. Gozo has several car hire companies.

Bike: It is also possible to hire bikes and motorcycles in Gozo. This is another great way for exploring the island but it is important to make sure to wear at least a helmet because accidents are frequent. There are also many places where to rent bicycles and motorbikes.

Taxi: Taxis are also available for exploring Gozo; although this could be more expensive, the fares are based on distance which are regulated for government and are standard for all companies, even that it is recommended to make sure to agree on a price before taking the service.

Gozo Holidays Shopping

You will find great local products such as lacework, glassware, silver and gold items. The main resorts offer a jumble of market stalls and shops selling an array of interesting souvenirs to take home.

Holidays in Gozo - Beaches

Malta's beaches offer crystal clear waters and smooth sand or pebbles and rock. Mellieha Bay, in the north, is a large stretch of sand, and Gnejna Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and Golden Bay are all great sandy beaches in the northwest of the island. They can be reached from Valletta or Sliema by bus. Ramla Bay is Gozo's best sandy beach. There are fantastic opportunities for watersports and snorkelling with colourful fish and breathtaking corals in most of the coastal areas.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gozo 15 16 18 19 23 28 31 31 28 24 21 17
London 6 7 10 14 17 20 21 21 17 14 9 7

Sunshine Hours Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gozo 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 12 9 9 6 5
London 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 2 1


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