Gozo, meaning “joy” in Castilian, is the second largest Island of the Maltese archipelago,with a population of approximately 30,000. Exuding a relaxed pace of life, Gozo is the ideal secluded safe haven and at just 25 minutes or so by ferry from Malta, the hop can easily be made for even the shortest stay.

Gozo and its inhabitants have their own distinct character and identity, with noticeably different lifestyles, accents and dialect. Gozitans are known for their friendliness and welcome to visitors, going out of their way to indicate a direction or help a visitor find their destination.

 
 
Ta' Pinu Basilica, Gharb
Azure Window, Dwejra
Ggantija Temples, Xaghra
     
Ta' Kola Windmill, Xaghra
Ramla Bay, Xaghra
Citadel, Victoria
Ta' Kenuna Tower, Nadur
Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village, Gharb
Rotunda Church, Xewkija
     
 
The real beauty of Gozo, apart from its stunning seascape and interior, lies in the villages.  Here, it seems as if time really does stand still. The locals treasure their peace and the villages are tranquil, proving to be a wonderful respite from the trials and tribulations of everyday life for visitors. 

All roads in Gozo lead to Victoria, also known as Rabat, which is where the fortified citadel sits atop a summit. 

Victoria is not just the geographic heart of Gozo, but also the centre of everyday activity. It manages to combine the bustle of its market and shops with a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. It is a great place to watch the Islanders go about their day, especially when the main market square, It-Tokk, comes to life.

The town also has a thriving cultural life all its own, with some surprising attractions ranging from opera to horse races in the main street on festa day.

The Island is well served by restaurants, where the eating is good and varied.
Restaurants abound in Rabat, Mgarr and the fishing villages of Marsalforn and Xlendi, as well as in several other places. 
 
 
 
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