What to see in Gozo

17 must see places

Former Azure Window
Collapsed Azure Window

Cliff

The Azure Window was definitely one of the most attractive attractions in the whole of Malta. It is located in Dwejra on the west coast of Gozo. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-azurove-okno] This impressive place has become a popular film location, you may remember the Azure Window from the first season of the popular TV series Games of Thrones. It was here that…

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Blue Hole for calm sea
Dwejra Bay

Stony Beach, Cliff, Natural formation, The Cove, Lookout

Just a few tens of meters from the area around the former Azure Window lies the beautiful photogenic Dwejra Bay with its steep cliffs and breathtaking views of the sunsets. The entrance to the bay is covered by the Fungus Rock, which completes the beautiful and interesting appearance of Dwejra Bay. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-dwejra] Apart from Dwejra Bay…

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Wied il-Ghasri
Wied Il-Ghasri

Pebble beach, The Cove

The narrow sea bay of Wied Il-Ghasri is a hidden pearl of the northern part of the island. This long, photogenic bay is surrounded by stone cliffs, along which you can walk up steps that lead you to a tiny pebble beach. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-wied-ghasri] If the sea is calm, the bay is also suitable for swimming and snorkelling. Moreover, where the bay…

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Ramla Bay
Ramla Bay

Sandy beach

Ramla Bay is undoubtedly the most popular and famous beach on the whole island. You will even see photos of this picturesque sandy beach on most of Malta's promotional material. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-ramla] The beach is covered with a specific orange-red fine sand, which gradually changes into sand dunes at the back of the beach. The further east you go…

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Xewkija Rotunda
Rotunda of Xewkija

Basilica

The Church of St John the Baptist, more commonly referred to as Rotunda of Xewkija, is the largest church on the island of Gozo and one of the largest in the whole of Malta. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-xewkija] It is located in a small town with low houses, which makes its size stand out even more. The rotunda dates back to the 2nd century and was completed in…

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Tal Mixta
Tal-Mixta Cave

Cave, Lookout

Tal-Mixta is an impressive cave rising about 100 metres above the sea. From the cave you can see the popular orange-red Ramla beach. This is a great spot for view lovers and keen photographers, as this cave is one of the most photogenic spots in Gozo. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-tal-mixta] Directions to the cave There are two ways to reach the cave. The…

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Cittadella
Victoria

Fortification, Tourist town

Victoria, also known as Rabat, is the capital of Gozo. The name Rabat is more traditional, having been used since the reign of the Phoenicians. At the end of the 19th century, the city was renamed to the name Victoria as it is used today, in honour of the 25th anniversary of the reign of Queen Victoria of Britain. [btn "Find accommodation in Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-victoria] With a…

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Xlendi
Xlendi

Resort, Cliff, The Cove

Xlendi is considered the most picturesque village in Gozo. It is dominated by a relatively narrow bay, but boasts perfectly clear water that invites swimming in the summer months. Xlendi has full facilities with many restaurants, shops and hotels. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-victoria] Impressive cliffs Most impressive, however, is the area around the bay.…

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Marsalforn Salt Flats
Salt flats

Salt Plain

For a long time, salt was obtained in Gozo in the traditional way, using salt pans. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-victoria] On the north coast of the island, west of Marsalforn, there is a strip of about 3 kilometres long where you can walk in the immediate vicinity of salt pans that are more than 300 years old. The seawater gradually evaporates from the basins…

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Wied il-Mielah
Wied Il-Mielah

Cliff, Natural formation

To the north of the island is the lesser known, but no less breathtaking, contemporary of the already collapsed Azure Window. It is an arch made of limestone, formed by strong sea waves. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-wied-mielah] After the collapse of the Azure Window in 2017, this place has become more visited, but you will still find peace and a minimum of…

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Basilica of Ta'Pinu
Basilica of Ta' Pinu

Basilica

One of the most visited sights on Gozo is undoubtedly the Ta' Pinu Basilica. The building itself may not be one of the largest shrines in Europe, but it stands out very prominently in the open undeveloped landscape of the hilly centre of the island. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-ta-pinu] The basilica, which is now a major pilgrimage site, was built in the…

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Ggantija
Ġgantija

Archaeological site

Ġgantija, or "Tower of the Giants", is an important prehistoric temple that ranks among the oldest structures in the world. [btn "Find accommodations on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-ggantija] The construction of the temple dates back to around 3,500 BC. The sanctuary is made up of huge, unmissable boulders, yet it was discovered relatively recently - stumbled upon 200 years ago by a…

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San Blas
San Blas beach

Sandy beach

San Blas Beach is the smaller and lesser known sister of the nearby popular Ramla Beach. Like Ramla Beach, it boasts orange-red sand. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-san-blas] The surrounding area is very picturesque, with rocky cliffs and scenic greenery near the beach. Beach amenities Count on the fact that San Blas beach is very small, measuring only about…

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Sanap Cliffs
Sanap Cliffs

Cliff, Lookout

The south of the island is dominated by the beautiful and majestic Sanap cliffs, which are still a bit of a mystery that many tourists don't know about. Among the locals, the cliffs are also known as Ta' Ċenċ Cliffs. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-sanap-cliffs] The huge photogenic white cliffs are an impressive spectacle at any time of the year, and are…

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Marsalforn
Marsalforn

Resort

Marsalforn is a popular fishing village located on the northeast coast of Gozo. A promenade leads through the town and invites leisurely strolls. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-marsalforn] The bay is surrounded by smaller cliffs which are easily accessible in several places. The town is well equipped with restaurants, shops, as well as diving centres. Beaches…

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Mgarr ix-Xini
Mgarr ix-Xini

Stony Beach, The Cove

A small narrow bay with an even smaller beach, Mgarr ix-Xini is a romantic place for lovers of beautiful nature and authentic local places with a minimum of tourists. It is located between the towns of Xewkija and Ghajnsiel. [btn "Find accommodations in Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-mgarr-xini] Mgarr ix-Xini will especially excite lovers of swimming, where the bay will provide ample space…

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Dahlet Qorrot Beach
Dahlet Qorrot Beach

If you're not looking for a sandy beach, you'll probably like Daħlet Qorrot, located on the eastern part of the island. Even in high season, you won't find a full beach here. [btn "Find accommodation on Gozo" https://www.booking.com/region/mt/gozo-comino.en.html?aid=2380460;label=p-gozo-dahlet-qorrot] Dahlet Qorrot Beach is more of a small concrete promenade without much in the way of facilities, ideal for those who like to swim in the sea in…

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