A gem in the Meditteranean Sea, Gozo is brimming with endless fun activities and thrilling adventures. Ranging from spectacular views to sparkling clear waters, Gozo promises unlimited fun and excitement. Not to forget, its vast culture and history are a top tourist magnet that attracts thousands of wandering travelers each year.
If you are planning a trip to the happening island of Gozo, start packing your bags now. Lucky for you, we have prepared a detailed guide that will tell you about some of the fantastic places and fun-filled activities that you must try. So without further ado, let us get started:
Visit The Magnificent Churches:
Even though Gozo is a pretty small island, you will be surprised to find how many exquisitely designed churches the island boasts. If you have a knack for exploring grand buildings that are overflowing with culture and history, make your way to any of these churches. The best part is, you can enter them for free, and there are plenty of churches to choose from.
Some of the most popular churches in Gozo that you should make your way to include:
Qala Parish Church
Ghajnsielem Parish Church
Rotunda Saint John Baptist Church
Church of the Madonna of Lourdes
Marsalforn Salt Pans
If you are traveling up on Gozo’s northern coast, it would be an excellent idea to stop at the Marsalforn salt pans and snap a few memorable pictures. The one-of-a-kind salt pans stretch for a good three kilometers, and you can also drive along them.
These marvels have been carefully looked after and managed by the locals for more than three hundred years. During the hottest months, you can witness the local families tending to their pans and collecting their precious salt that will be sold in the market. This has been a source of earning for the local families for many generations. You can also visit the area’s local shop and learn more about the pans’ history.
Explore The Tal Mixta Cave
Those seeking a thrilling adventure should make their way to the rugged Tal Mixta Cave. You can reach this mesmerizing spot either by walking up the cliff at Ramla Bay (the most famous beach on Gozo, Malta) or by driving along a curvy road.
Once you reach your destination, make sure you park at a considerable distance and then walk your way up to the edge of the cliff. Here you can spot the small entrance that makes its way down to the cave. Once you reach your desired spot, you can soak in the majestic far-reaching sea and island views that are especially striking at sunset and take as many social media-worthy snaps as you want.
Plan A Visit To A Winery:
If you are looking for something new and exciting to do in Gozo why not book yourself a visit to one of the local wineries? There are plenty of options to choose from, and many of them welcome visitors with open arms.
The best way to make your trip to the vineyards truly memorable is by booking in advance. Once there, keep your questions ready and learn more about how the wine is made, and taste some of their best wines. Two of the most famous vineyards in Gozo are:
Tan Mena estate
Beaches You Should Not Miss:
Now that we have some of the top places sorted, let's take a look at some of the best beaches in Gozo that must not be missed:
When it comes to enjoying yourself with your family, your top pick should be Ramla bay. What makes it so special is that it is the only sandy beach on Gozo Island. Its soft golden sand is perfect for sinking your toes in, and the warm crystal clear water looks super inviting.
There is a beachfront cafe and an ice cream truck at the entrance to help you cool down on a hot sunny day. To get the most out of this amazing beach, make sure you visit early to avoid the huge crowds during the afternoon.
Those looking for a scuba diving adventure should make their way to Dwejra bay. This surreal bay used to be the previous location of a limestone arch known as Azure Window. Unfortunately, it collapsed during a heavy storm leaving behind rock sculpted pools that are equally fun to dive in. This makes the Dwejra Bay a top spot for scuba diving and snorkeling, thanks to its magnificent coastline.
Those who love rock climbing should put Mġarr Ix-Xini on top of their list. This secluded bay boasts a pebbly beach that lies huddled between the steep walls of the valley. The sparkling clear waters offer the perfect snorkeling experience, and the rough cliffs invite climbers to try their luck at the rock face. So whether you decide to go snorkeling or rock climbing, you are bound to have the time of your life.
If you are looking for a minimally crowded beach but promises unlimited fun and exploring opportunities, Wied il-Għasri should be your top pick. You can swim in the crystal clear waters and soak in all the glory that nature has to offer.
Explore The Ggantija Temples:
There is no doubt that Gozo is home to several historical ruins that date back several centuries. Among these, the most famous and prominent sites are the Ggantija temples that are among the most excellently conserved Unesco world heritage sites. These dates back to date back to 3600 B.C, and are among the very few tourist spots in Gozo that require an entrance fee.
Once you get inside, you will be able to stroll around and visit the ruins of a historical temple that dates back more than five and a half thousand years old. It is a highly recommended tourist visiting destination, and along with your entrance fee, you will also be given tickets to visit a famous Ta' Kola Windmill. This historical windmill which was built during the 1700s, is now an updated museum waiting to be explored.
If you are planning on visiting Gozo on your next family vacation, it is one of the best decisions you ever made. With so many exciting and fun-filled activities that the island offers, you are bound to have the time of your life.