5 Things You Don’t Know about Gozo – A Shining Jewel in the Mediterranean
Have you heard of a place called Gozo? If you haven’t, you better know it now because it’s a wonderful holiday destination. A sister island of Malta, Gozo too has a prime location in the Mediterranean, awesome beaches and rich history. Gozo became particularly famous because Brad and Angelina shot their last film together, “By The Sea” here.
While for some, Gozo is just a holiday destination, for many it is a perfect place to have a second residence. Properties in Gozo are extremely diverse to meet various needs. If you learn more about Gozo, you too would be eager to buy a property in Gozo. Here are some amazing facts about Gozo you might not know before.
Offers Some of the Best Diving in the Mediterranean
Gozo’s shoreline is famous for its clear, underwater visibility, rich marine life and striking array of diving sites for both beginners as well as pros. Moreover, warmness and calmness of water and pleasant conditions almost year round are additional plus points.
Relaxed Pace of Life
The largest part of Gozo’s charm comes from its unspoilt village-like atmosphere. Enjoy walks through the traditional fishing hamlets and small towns spread around the island where old men play bocci (balls) and women chat in the square over long lunches. Take strolls through the winding paths of the capital, Rabat (Victoria), where there are Neogothic churches, the ancient towering Citadel and museums.
Sicilian and Middle Eastern Flavors
Gozo’s dishes are true reflection of the history of the island and make the best use of local ingredients like fresh fish and rabbit. Don’t forget to explore traditional village bakeries for the authentic Gozo tastes in the form of Ftira, a flatbread resembling ciabatta usually immersed in tuna and fresh tomatoes, and other dishes.
Also don’t miss Gozo’s full-bodied wines produced in excellent conditions like bright sun and strong sea breeze.
Caves, Coves, Cliffs and Trails
If you love ocean caves and coves, Gozo is a perfect place for you! This island is full of cliffs, caves, coves and rocky landscapes everywhere. Go kayaking through the dramatic limestone cliffs and stunning marine life or bike around the SIBIT trail that runs along the entire coast.
Be Near a Beach Always
Wherever you go in Gozo, you will always be near the beach. Gozo is only 8.5 miles x 4.5 miles! Plus, around 300 days of strong sun, azure waters and warm Mediterranean climate is a perfect package for long lazy holidays on the coast. Swim in the Blue Lagoon, enjoy the craggy coastline at Wied Ghasri, hop in bars and restaurants at Xlendi Bay’s fishing village or head to Ramla Bay or San Blas Bay for unwinding in silky, cinnamon-coloured sand.
So, are you excited enough about going to Gozo? At least, I am and I have started planning for my next holiday there!