If you are planning on visiting The Maltese Islands for a holiday in the future, then be sure to not only visit the main Island, Malta, but visit it’s smaller sister island, known as Gozo.
Gozo is a quaint, beautiful Mediterranean island which seems to have hit the pause button a few hundred years ago!
With temples and architecture dating back centuries, mixed with crystal clear waters, ice cold beers and plenty of farms, this island is a MUST for anyone seeking an incredible, yet relaxing time.
Below are NINE things you should definitely put on your to do list when visiting Gozo!
Snorkel At The Salt Pans
This is a bit of a hidden gem, with no real signs as to where to swim.
However, when you go and visit the famous salt pans on the north side of the island, dead in the centre of the pans is a small little walkway.
You can park your car where you see a gap to enter the pans, and walk down to the water.
The snorkelling experience here is awesome. The water is clear, the fish are plenty and there is NEVER anyone else.
It’s like your own little swimming paradise!
If you want, you can spend a few hours here soaking up the sun whilst lounging on the rocks.
Day Trip To Comino Island
Comino Island is the smallest of the three Maltese Islands, and is situated between Malta and Gozo.
It’s home to the famous Blue Lagoon, and various other awesome snorkelling spots.
If you plan on visiting the Blue Lagoon, go early morning as it does get extremely crowded.
You can easily rent a boat for the day with a skipper, and have them take you from one swimming spot to the next.
It’s definitely worth your time and money!
Have Dinner At Xlendi Bay
The Xlendi waterfront hosts a variety of restaurants and bars. It also has Gozo’s best restaurant (according to myself and many, many others).
If you feel like having a proper Maltese food experience, then try out Ta’ Karolina restaurant! It’s a family restaurant which has been open for over a century.
They are usually fully booked days in advance, so make sure you make your reservation at least a week or two before arriving.
Go Walk The Citadel
Being the ancient fortified city of Gozo, one can simply not visit Gozo and miss seeing this place.
If you enjoy seeing ancient things, then you should go take a walk around The Citadel.
You might just think you are on set of the movie Troy!
Take Some Sun At Ramla Bay
Ramla Bay is one of the sandy beaches on Gozo.
The Maltese Islands are famous for having rocky shores, so for all you sand lovers that can be a bit of a problem.
They do, however, have a handful of sandy beaches. With Ramla Bay being one of them.
Hire A Quad Bike For The Day
Probably the best and funnest way to see the small island is on a quad bike!
Chances are the weather will be amazing when you are in Gozo, so have a bit of adventure and hire a quad bike.
Bike rental shops are all over the place, so check out a few and pick one. Prices pretty much remain the same from shop to shop.
Snorkel At Xwenji Bay
Literally two minutes from the salt pans lies Xwenji Bay.
The beach is rocky, but the bay area is really cool if you want to snorkel. You can swim out pretty far, with the water getting deeper, allowing you to see some bigger fish.
Over summer they have two popup beach bars theres too, so you can enjoy a few ice cold beers.V
Take A drive To The Calypso Cave
Overlooking Ramla Bay is the famous Calypso cave.
The drive up there is probably more impressive than the cave itself. You can enjoy views of the famous Gozitan farmlands and Ramla Bay.
A perfect spot to visit any time of the day.
Visit The Ta’ Pinu Basillica
The country of Malta has a few hundred Catholic churches, so you may as well go visit the most famous one in Gozo!
It stands isolated, surrounded by farms. Quite impressive as far as churches go!
Spend a few minutes walking around, and enjoy the architecture.
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