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What to see in Gozo

Gozo Attractions


Gozo is a sleepy, dreamy island which feels just as old as it is. The rugged coastline offers visitors some wonderful rocky swimming spots, a few sandy beaches, scenic cliffside walks, and world-class scuba diving sites. The Azure Window and surrounding Dwejra Bay are a must for visitors, and Xlendi Beach, with its dramatic white cliffs and turquoise water, is also deservedly popular. Those interested in the geological features of the island, or in Greek mythology, will enjoy exploring the caves of Xachra, including Calypso Cave, which is named for the nymph that supposedly seduced Odysseus to stay with her on the island. The mysterious and ancient Ggantija Temples, which seem to grow naturally out of the rocky landscape, are UNESCO-listed and very exciting to explore. There are many cultural and historical attractions clustered together in the Citadel - the old, fortified section of Victoria - which houses a number of interesting museums and boasts some of the best views in Malta. Gozo also has a number of beautiful churches, including Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica, the Church of St. John the Baptist, and St. George's Basilica. The island has no real nightlife to speak of and it is not a party destination, but a holiday in Malta is incomplete without a jaunt around the beautiful Gozo.


Azure Window

One of Malta's most picturesque sites, the Azure Window is a distinctive rock formation that forms a large arch over…

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Caves of Xaghra

The alabaster caves at Xaghra feature amazing stalactites and stalagmites, and at least one of them, Calypso Cave, has…

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Ggantija Temples

Two massive megaliths were carved into temples by the pre-Phoenician Gozitans somewhere between 4,100 and 2,500 BC, and…

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The Citadel

A good place to begin exploring Gozo is the Citadel, or Citadella, a historic castle or fortified village right in the…

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