Gozo Island, Malta

Gozo is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, the island is part of the Southern European country Malta and is the second largest after the island of Malta itself within the archipelago. Compared to its neighbour island, Gozo is more rural and known for its scenic hills, which feature on its coat of arms.

The capital city of the island is Victoria (Rabat) and there are several small villages which include Ghajnsielem - where Gozo's main harbor is located, Xaghra, Marsalforn and Xlendi. Gozo is rich in historical locations such as the Ġgantija temples, which are the world's oldest free-standing structures, as well as the world's oldest religious structures.

Things to See & Do

* Citadella of Rabat
* Ramla il-Hamra or The Inland Sea
* Ggantija temples
* Ramla il-Hamra beach

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Maltese, English
Land Area – 67 km²
Population – 33,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 356

Port Location – The port is located at Ghajnsielem in Mgarr harbor.

Travel Links – There is the ferry from Ċirkewwa on Malta to Mġarr, Gozo's main harbor. It departs every 45 minutes in the summer and almost as often in the winter. The trip there is free, but going back to Malta costs Lm2. One can also take a helicopter from the airport, but this is a bit pricey compared to the bus ticket from Valletta to the departure point of the ferry at Ċirkewwa and the free ferry crossing. There are plans to build an international airport on the beautiful and unspoilt Ta' Cenc cliffs of this tiny island.

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