The Top Things to do in Gozo
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From Cultural Visits to Snorkelling: Discover the Best Things to Do in Gozo.
If you’re in Malta, you cannot miss visiting the island of Gozo. Currently accessible via the Gozo Channel, an approximately 30min ferry ride from Mellieha to Gozo’s Mgarr, you can easily get to the island and enjoy its beauty. Gozo is known to be the greener island in which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, spectacular beaches and historical sites.
Here are the top things to do in Gozo. Whether you’re interested in day trips or you’re planning to spend a weekend, we’d recommend that you tick as many of these as possible!
Visit the location of the late Azure Window
The Azure Window, an iconic landmark, that was also featured in Game of Thrones, collapsed in 2017 due to severe weather conditions. However, the location is still a touristic attraction. Visit the place where this grand landmark used to be. You’ll also be in close proximity to the Dwejra bay that is ideal for snorkelling and diving activities.
Our Lady of ta’ Pinu Basilica
There are so many beautiful churches but Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Basilica is the most famous and of touristic attraction. This church provides breathtaking views and holds religious ceremonies and spiritual activities. Admission is free but decent clothes are required to enter the visit the church.
The Citadel, also known as Citadella, is a fortified city that is located in the heart of Victoria. The first fortifications of the Citadel were built in 1500BC so that means that this landmark is rich in history. Climbing to the top of the Citadel, you will be able to witness magnificent views of the island of Gozo.
Visit the beautiful Gozo beaches
Like Malta, Gozo is full of magnificent beaches. Ramla Bay is one of the most popular sandy beaches in Gozo. Its deep yellow and red sand and clear water attract both tourists and locals alike. The ice cream van in the area does the best slushies around! San Blas Bay is a secluded beach in Gozo which is quite hard to get to since there is a very tough downhill (resulting in a very steep uphill). However, the views are priceless and worth the exercise! Hondoq ir-Rummien, Marsalforn, Xlendi Bay and Ghasri Valley are also some of the top beaches here. Gozo is also equipped with various dive sites for snorkelling and underwater activities.
Ggantija Megalithic Temples
The Ggantija Temples are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese Islands. Built from limestone, this Neolithic temple dates back to around 3600BC. They are older than the Egyptian pyramids! The Ggantija Temples are believed to be the site of a fertility cult and they are one of the most fascinating pieces of history on the island.
Wine tasting is one of the top things to do in Gozo. Two of the most popular are Tal-Massar Winery in Gharb and Ta’ Mena in Xaghra. You will have the opportunity to taste different wine, originally produced, in Malta and Gozo. You will also be treated to some nibbles accompanied by a varied tasting wine list. Life doesn’t get any better than this!
The north of Gozo displays natural salt pans protruding into the sea. Some of these salt pans are still currently in use and tourists can witness the salt being extracted from the sea. Once the salt is collected, it is stored and processed in the nearby caves along the coast. The salt pans are 350 years old and they have been passed from generation to generation.