The Maltese island of Gozo is a delightful destination for holidaymakers and there are many wonderful towns and villages to stay at. One such place is Ghasri, which is the smallest village of Gozo and sits in the north of the island. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
Ghasri has some fantastic places to explore and is a great place for hiking and cycling. The nearby coastal town of Marsalforn has a small sandy beach and is a lovely place for swimming and snorkelling. Another popular place for swimming is Wied-il-Ghasri. Various watersports can be tried in Gozo and Malta including sailing, water skiing, paragliding, wake boarding, jet biking, wind surfing and kayaking. There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts including golf with the Royal Malta Golf Club on Malta. There are a few places to dine nearby including restaurants and cafes. Visitors will find some shops too with souvenirs available including a few local arts and crafts. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase items from the nearby food shop. Marsalforn has a larger choice of shops and restaurants.
Ghasri has some wonderful sites including the 19th century lighthouse that rises 180 metres above sea level. The old chapel dedicated to the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary is also a fine building worth visiting. The Gharb Folklore Museum is an 18th century historical house full of antique tools and artefacts and is about five minute’s drive away.
The warmest time of the year to visit Malta is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 32 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with an average high of 16 degrees centigrade and average lows of 10C. There is very little rainfall in Malta especially in summer. The wettest months are generally November and December with an average of 111mm per month.
Malta International Airport (MLA) is the only airport on the island and receives flights all year round from many cities. Air Malta fly to and from Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Catania, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Sofia, Stuttgart, Tripoli, Vienna and Zürich. Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz International and Sixt all have desks at the airport for visitors requiring a rental car. Taxis are also available from the airport and will take passengers to any destination in Malta.
Victoria is the capital city of Gozo and offers many more interesting places to visit as well as shops and restaurants. A trip to the Maltese capital city Valetta is well worthwhile as there are many historic buildings, palaces, churches, museums and galleries here. Visitors may also like to take a trip to the fishing village St Julian’s Bay on the main island, where there is lots of nightlife and entertainment.