Gozo

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Gozo featuring landscape views and rugged coastline

Relax on this island paradise, featuring rural landscapes, charming villages, pristine beaches and a laid-back local atmosphere.

Gozo is the second-biggest island in the Maltese archipelago and is known for its tranquil beaches, rolling green hills and historical and natural wonders. The island is known as “The Island of Calypso” for its connection with the mythical island of Ogygia, the home of Calypso in Homer’s Ancient Greek Odyssey. The serene and picturesque island is rich with tradition, history and legends. Visitors and locals alike savor the island’s relaxed pace and beautiful beaches.

Visit Gozo’s remarkable natural phenomenon, the Azure Window. This immense stone arch formed naturally after the collapse of limestone caves millions of years ago. Have a swim at one of Gozo’s secluded beaches or join the lively beach atmosphere of Marsalforn Beach and Xlendi Bay. Discover the thriving aquatic life during a scuba dive in the sparkling Mediterranean or explore the azure depths during an inland sea dive along a deep canyon and its shadowy tunnels.

The island is less developed than mainland Malta, with much of its fertile land dedicated to farming tomatoes, grapes, figs and oranges. Local handcrafts include lace, pottery, palm weaving and cane work. Gozo is dotted with churches and church bells chime daily all over the island. Visit the charming Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu, which looks out from the cliffs on the north of the island.

An inexpensive ferry service crosses the Gozo Channel between Mgarr on Gozo and Cirkewwa on the northwestern coast of Malta frequently year-round. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes. Plenty of hop-on, hop-off buses service the island, as well as a range of public buses, taxis and rental cars.

Take a break from lounging on the beach and walk from village to village. Use a map, wear sturdy walking shoes and enjoy a slower-paced way to see the sights on Gozo. The distance between villages ranges from 1-3 miles (2-5 kilometers), so bring plenty of drinking water and snacks for on the road.

The Duke Boutique Hotel
The Duke Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo
The price is AU$182 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
Located in the heart of Victoria, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from The Citadel and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ggantija Temple. Belvedere and Windmills ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (273 reviews)
Excellent stay
"Excellent service, clean and nice room with comfortable bed."

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2020

The Duke Boutique Hotel
Grand Hotel Gozo
Grand Hotel Gozo
4 out of 5
St Anthony Street, Mgarr, Ghajnsielem, Gozo
Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Blue Lagoon, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ramla Bay Beach and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village and Golden ...
4.3/5Excellent! (560 reviews)
"Very good location with superb views. Excellent indoor spa pool and outdoor pool. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good breakfast. Rooftop restaurant with great views. Only open on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. We could not use it! Only downside is lots of traffic and pollution as located ..."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
5 out of 5
Triq Ir Rokon, Kercem, Gozo
The price is AU$258 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
This family-friendly Kercem hotel is located in a rural location, within a 15-minute walk of Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village and Gharb Folklore Museum. Ta' Pinu Shrine ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (487 reviews)
"Gorgeous place with great service. The rooms are beautiful with great views. Food is out of this world with great service."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
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Ta Bedu Farmhouse
Ta Bedu Farmhouse
3 out of 5
Ta Bedu Triq Ta Bardan, Sannat
Situated in Sannat, this villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ta' Cenc, Sanap Cliffs and Lunzjata Valley. St. George's Basilica and Il Hagar - Heart of Gozo Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
great stay
"great property with a fully private huge pool. the villa was very clean and parking was not an issue. highly recommended for a short break."

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2021

Ta Bedu Farmhouse
Dolman Complex Apartments
Dolman Complex Apartments
3 out of 5
Il Kantra, Xlendi, Munxar
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from St. George's Basilica, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mgarr ix-Xini and Inland Sea. Ramla Bay ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"Great location in a picturesque bay. Stefano couldn’t have been more helpful and the apartment was spacious and well kept. Nice bonus is that all the apartments have a washing machine."

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2019

Dolman Complex Apartments
Dolphin Court Gozo
Dolphin Court Gozo
3 out of 5
Triq il Qolla is- Safra, \N, Zebbug, Gozo
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Marsalforn Bay and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Ramla Bay Beach. Marsalforn Beach and Ta' Mena Estate ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Grand appartement proche mer
"Très grand appartement, clim payante mais il y a des ventilateurs au plafond. Il n'y a pas de rideaux ou contre vent donc on est réveillé de bonne heure pour partir visiter les alentours. Accueil sympa avec des astuces pour visiter l’île. Station balnéaire agréable."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2019

Dolphin Court Gozo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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