Said to be the home of the nymph Calypso, Gozo is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It's second largest in size to its neighbouring island Malta and home to attractions such as the Ġgantija temples and the Wied il-Mielaħ Window, a natural limestone arch northwest of the island. The whole place has all the features you can expect from a rural tropical paradise while world-class housing resorts such as Xlendi and Kempinski. It also is known for its busy nightlife and luminous city streets. You can quickly get around the island by foot, bicycle, rental car, or bus. The buses go around the island from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm, so you have the whole day to roam around. If you want, you can also stay at a farmhouse if you'd love to have more time exploring this beautiful place.

  • You can take a boat from Malta here every 45 minutes year round, although hours are slightly reduced in the winter.
  • If you can visit this Maltese destination before you drop dead, here are 7 things to do.

1. Visit the Cittadella in Victoria

The Cittadella or Castello is the highest part of the island, where you can see a majestic panoramic view of the surroundings—the beaches, the structured houses, the town's goings-on, the valleys, and the churches. Its previous function was to defend inhabitants from pirates who entered the island. The citadel itself has genuinely breathtaking architecture. The views you see with each sharp turn almost make you feel like Odysseus is just in town. Don't forget to take in the site at night. The lighting makes it extra impressive.

Around this area is the bustling city centre. You can expect to see a lot of tourists. The Gozitans celebrate the Festival Mediterranea, a cultural extravaganza of opera, art, history, and food every fall.

Pjazza Indipendenza, or it-Tokk, is the destination shopping area where people buy all sorts of goodies and trinkets. It's best to go in the mornings to feel that fresh open-air market feeling.

2. Enter the Ġgantija Temples

Ġgantija comes from the word giant, which tells of an ancient race of towering people that were believed to inhabit the island, and explains the existence of these structures that predate even Stonehenge. They are as mysterious as they are beautiful. Experience the enigma as you make your way through the turns of this tiny temple. But don't let its size distract you from its awesomeness; each boulder of this ancient site weighs a couple of tonnes. It was built for the fertility goddess at the time. Here you'll find ritual rooms, spiral-shaped carvings, altars, animal bones, and ancient artefacts ranging from jewellery to pottery.

The temples are open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

3. Go scuba diving on one of its beaches

The island is famous for being one of the world's best places to explore the world below the sea surface. You can also go snorkelling, jet skiing, and kayaking. Spread your picnic mats on the beach and enjoy the cool European island breeze on your face as you feast on a sandwich or enjoy one of the locally made goat cheeses. Xlendi Bay is one of the top beach sites on the island. Feast on a fried seabream and drink orange juice as you look at the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Ages. If you're done with the orange juice, perhaps you'd like to sip on some Ċisk, the most popular local beer in the There’s a whole line of restaurants, hotels, and cafes in this area. This area has a complete line of restaurants, hotels, and cafes. This area has a full line of restaurants, hotels, and cafes. This area has a whole line of restaurants, hotels, and cafes. This area has a complete line of restaurants, hotels, and cafes. area.

Ramla Bay is also another beach on the island. There's a Virgin Mary statue on the sand in case you feel religious or like conceiving. It's a bit of the island you can get to by taxi or rental car.

4. Visit the Azure Window

Famous for the Season 1 Game of Thrones scene where Daenerys and Khal Drogo receive gifts, this breathtaking site, or what remains of it anyway, is an excellent place to stop on the island. It was also featured in Clash of the Titans and the Count of Monte Cristo. It was destroyed by a storm in March of 2017.

5. Check In The Kempinski

Experience luxury as you bathe under the Maltese sun beside the pool of this 5-star hotel. Its spa provides total healing to people who avail of its services. It includes muscle fine-tuning, body cleansing, detoxifying, and even consulting an Ayurvedic specialist.

6. Visit the Ta' Mena Estate

Go on guided tours of their vineyards, and orange and olive groves. You can pick fruits and vegetables and go on wine and food tastings in this sunny paradise. And they have tourist apartments for rent, with all the modern amenities you can expect, like a swimming pool and gorgeous views of the neighbouring valley.

The estate is known for producing one of the region's renowned wines, liquors, cheeses, oils, herbs, etc.

7. Visit the Calypso Cave

The epic poem goes that Calypso held Odysseus captive for seven years in this cave before the gods intervened so that he could return to his wife Penelope in Ithaca.

You can see a breathtaking view of Ramla Beach from the cave cave cave entrance.