Malta experience Gozo, between beaches, windows, and cathedrals.
Visit Gozo, when you have one day to travel around the island
and you have to choose the best destination
Visit Gozo, between beaches, windows and cathedrals. Staying in Gozo for one day, I would suggest renting a car because using the public transport to move from one place to another, it can waste a lot of time. For those who stay longer, the buses are ok and much better and punctuals then the Malta ones.
For those who wants to travel and like the hostel experience, the Santa Martha Hostel, located in Marsalforn Bay is a perfect place to stay. Close to the restaurant and bar area, but located in a very quite one, the Santa Martha Hostel is so clean and hospitable. Lastly, the breakfast is very plentiful, to start the day with the energies needed.
First of all when visit Gozo, the Azure Window is the spectacular natural place to visit in Malta. Afterwards we have the Cathedral of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Cittadella of Victoria. For those who likes History and architecture, visiting the cathedral will let forget the time and spend a whole day visiting it.
Gozo, like Malta, is a land of churches and style of construction with the local rock, who make any city or place very impactful. In Gozo, I appreciated a lot seeing the green color everywhere outside the villages. This green striking landscape is so abnormal and untypical to see in the Mediterranean islands. Once again, if you stay in Malta, you have to Visit Gozo!
Gozo (//; Maltese: Għawdex, [ˈaˤːw.dɛʃ]) is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is part of Malta. After the island of Malta itself, it is the second-largest island in the archipelago. Compared to its southeastern neighbor, Gozo is more rural and known for its scenic hills, which are featured on its coat of arms.
The island of Gozo has long been associated with Ogygia, the island home of the nymph Calypso in Homer‘s Odyssey. In that story, Calypso, possessed of great supernatural powers, and in love with Odysseus, holds him captive for a number of years, until finally releasing him to continue his journey home.
The island has a population of around 37,342 people (as of March 2014) – (all of Malta combined has 445,000), and its inhabitants are known as Gozitans (Maltese: Għawdxin). It is rich in historic locations such as the Ġgantija temples, which, along with the other Megalithic Temples of Malta, are among the world’s oldest free-standing structures.
The island is rural in character and, compared to the main island Malta, less developed. Azure Window is a remarkable geologic feature of the island; it is a natural stone arch that was formed millions of years ago when a limestone cave collapsed. There are many beaches on the island, as well as seaside resorts that are popular with tourists and locals alike. The most popular are Marsalforn and Xlendi Bay. Gozo is considered one of the top diving destinations in the Mediterranean and a centre for water sports.