The Outstanding Maltese Island of Gozo

The attractive island of Gozo is just a 25 minute ferry ride from mainland Malta. Although part of Malta, Gozo includes a much more relaxed lifestyle than its bigger neighbour and also the Gozitans, who're very happy with their traditions and culture, love just welcoming guests with their island. The slow pace of life in Gozo will suit holidaymakers looking to get faraway from all this also to escape the hubbub every day living.

At features you will observe on the ferry crossing could be the variety of churches on the island with the striking dome of Xewkija's Rotunda Church dominant. Gozitans claim it does not take third largest unsupported dome in the world. Throughout the summertime each village holds a "Festa" in honour of the patron saint with processions, band marches and wonderful firework displays.

This tropical isle of Gozo is only 14km long and 7km wide and English, as Malta's official second language, is widely spoken. Having its many fertile valleys, farming as well as the local fishing industry remain essential today while they are already for centuries. The Mediterranean is well accessible in a 10 minute drive from just about everywhere about the island with beaches varying from your golden sands of Ramla towards the pebble beach of Dahlet Qorrot; there is plenty to accommodate any age.

Malta and Gozo are at the crossroads from the Mediterranean and have a vivid history dating off their pre-historic megalithic temples - the oldest free-standing buildings on earth would be the Temples of Ggantija in Gozo going back to 3500 BC (1000 years prior to the pyramids now a global Heritage Site) - through settlement through the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Knights of St John along with the British, all whom have left traces of these periods of occupation of the islands.

The main city capital of scotland - Gozo is Victoria, still known locally as Rabat, being renamed in honour of Queen Victoria for her Golden Jubilee in 1887. Dominating the skyline of Victoria may be the ancient Citadel. This Fortress is known a powerful point considering that the Bronze Age with continuing development as a result of time of the Knights. Wandering with the narrow streets in the old town beneath the Citadel will take you back through the centuries and there are plenty of bars and cafes close to the main square with its daily market.

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