Gozo, the second largest of the three islands which make up the nation of Malta, is a mythical island whose long and troubled history has left many staggering monuments and mythical tales which cannot fail to inspire and intrigue. Gozo is a geologically fascinating, hilly island which takes many years of exploration to fully discover! Taking a Gozo holiday rental will guarantee a stress-free, peaceful and rustic retreat, where good living and relaxation are the order of the day.
Being such a small island, much of Gozo’s culture, leisure and economy relies on the sea. The stunning cliffed coastline is broken up by deep caves, steep gullies and small, sandy beaches, which you will almost certainly visit if you are lucky enough to be staying in a Gozo villa, farmhouse or apartment. The red sandy beaches of Ramla il-Hamra ore found just miles from pure white beaches like Dahlet Qorrot, further extending Gozo’s mythical atmosphere.
The coast is not only ideal for whiling away the hours relaxing on the beaches. Scuba diving is absolutely exceptional in Gozo, and there are expert centres available at the two main beach resorts of Xlendi and Marsalforn. There are a huge number of dive sites around the island, and regardless of your experience levels, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent diving holiday. For a less intensive exploration of Gozo's underwater worlds, snorkelling is a fantastic option.
Away from the coast, the stunning countryside and distinct lack of traffic make self catering Gozo accommodation the ideal base for walking holidays. Majestic villages and enchanting hill walks offering breathtaking views are prominent, taking in some of the most dramatic features of the unique geology which adorns the island.
The Island of Malta is the largest of the Maltese Islands, boasting a staggering artistic and cultural heritage. The cobbled streets of Malta’s towns are filled with gems of architecture, restaurants and shopping boutiques. The sporting options on the Island of Malta are endless, with an 18 hole golf course, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing and magnificent scuba diving on offer.
Summers in Gozo are lovely, with daily temperatures reaching the mid 30’s (°C) from June until September, and winters, although sometimes wet, temperatures remain above 15°C for the vast majority of the time.
Reaching your Gozo farmhouse or villa requires a little effort, but is extremely worthwhile. Malta International Airport (MLA) is just 3 hours from London. There are regular ferries between the islands, meaning that you can be settling into your Gozo apartment within a few hours of leaving home.