Gozo in a nutshell


The island of Gozo is a hidden pearl of the Mediterranean. It lies just a few kilometres northwest of the island of Malta, with which it shares one country - the Republic of Malta. Gozo is a beautiful green island, full of natural and historical attractions, with noticeably fewer tourists than neighbouring Malta.

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Even though many people only come here for a day trip from Malta, Gozo has plenty to offer for longer stays.

Population Area Name in Maltese / English Time zone
39 000 67 km2 Għawdex / Gozo UTC +1

This is a place where lovers of hiking, cycling and swimming in the sea will come into their own. Head to Gozo for 2-4 days, enjoy panoramic views from Cittadella, take a dip on the red sand beach at Ramla Bay, discover over 5,000 year old temple complexes and enjoy easy treks along the monumental cliffs.

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