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Gozo as a Holiday Destination

Why go to Gozo? Gozo is a little island that floats in the Mediterranean Sea to the north-west of Malta. Although it moves at a leisurely pace, the island has a few surprises up its sleeve. The ideal holiday consists of relaxing on beaches bathed in sunshine and engaging in activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as visiting ancient cities and megalithic monuments.

Your trip to Gozo will begin with a relaxing boat ride from Malta (there is no airport on the island), during which you will sail by the minuscule island of Comino on your way to Mgarr Harbour to begin your vacation. It is immediately apparent that numerous civilizations, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and even the English, have all left their traces on the island. Nevertheless, the dominant sight on the island is Fort Chambray, which was constructed by the Knights of St. John. Are you thinking of going to the beach? On Gozo, you will not be able to pick just one thing to do. Choose from the beaches with rust-coloured sand, the rocky coves that are all to yourself, and the inland lagoon that is surrounded by cliffs.

On the island of Comino, the world-famous Blue Lagoon may be reached by boat in a matter of minutes. Bring your mask and snorkel with you, because the diving and snorkelling in Gozo are some of the best in the entire Mediterranean. Discover the breath-taking underwater world of the Blue Hole or the rocky reef that may be found at Crocodile Rock. Even the ruin of the Azure Window, which was Gozo's most famous limestone arch but unfortunately fell in 2017, is accessible to divers with sufficient experience. Gozo's seaside environment is another major lure, since it is laced with paths that are suitable for hiking and cycling.

Rock formations such as those at Dwejra and Wied il-Mielah, as well as the cliffs of Ta' Cenc and Sanap, should not be missed. History enthusiasts, on the other hand, can learn about the mysteries surrounding the 5,000-year-old Ggantija Temples by visiting the interpretive centre, which has won multiple awards. They can also explore the delightfully atmospheric walled city of Victoria, the little capital of Gozo. In addition to the two primary beach resorts, there are a number of quaint villages that have stone churches, tree-lined squares, and restaurants that serve traditional cuisine. You may expect to be served homemade meals from the land and the sea, such as fresh lampuka (mahi-mahi), gbejna cheese, and rabbit stew, all of which will be accompanied by wines produced on the island's vineyards.

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