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Although many visitors on Malta holidays will perhaps take the ferry to enjoy a day trip to the island of Gozo, others will choose it over Malta itself as their preferred holiday base. As a holiday destination in itself, Gozo remains unspoilt and relatively undiscovered and is a perfect location to relax and unwind!
Though only a 20 minute ferry ride away from Malta, Gozo holidays present such a diverse contrast with a landscape rich in hills, valleys and rugged cliffs. It has a unique charm all of its own for those who enjoy getting out into the great outdoors in a completely natural setting and it has plenty of things to both see and do.
Holidays to Gozo are well suited to couples looking to get away for a few days in the sun as well as family holidays where you can relax and unwind. If the thought of getting away from it all on a secluded beach under the Mediterranean sun appeals to you then choose Gozo!
Much of Gozo's nightlife lies within its hotels and tranquil restaurants which feature plenty of Gozo's favourites like fresh fish, olives, figs, honey and cheese all of which are produced locally. For a night out it would be best to take the ferry to Malta and head out in Valletta or Paceville.
Gozo holidays offer a spectacular contrast to a break in Malta. in Gozo you can take in some truly majestic countryside dotted with stone farmhouses and sweeping pastures combine with interesting rock formations, caverns and caves and some of the bluest water you'll ever see. All of contributes to the holiday experience and leaves you with magical memories that will live long after your holiday to Gozo is over.
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With its hot summers and very mild winters, the island of Gozo makes for the perfect year round holiday. This is a holiday with a real difference, of hot summers and warm winters.
Things To Do on Gozo Holidays
The main resort is on the north coast of Gozo called Marsalforn. Once a peaceful little fishing village, it has developed into a popular resort for both locals and tourists alike and has a number of fine hotels and restaurants as well as catering for watersports enthusiasts. However, all of this has been tastefully achieved without losing any of its traditional charm. The red sands at Ramla Bay are reputed to be the finest on the island and both Fungus Rock and the Azure Window attract the scuba diving community.
If you enjoy outdoor adventure, there are many scenic bike rides and walks to explore and you can stop off and buy local Maltese produced crafts such as lace, hand-blown glass ornaments and baskets.
The village of Gharb with its attractive square and stone carved balconies is well worth a visit and you should also make a trip to the ancient village of Kercem and Victoria from where you'll experience spectacular views and it also has a good open-air market weekly. You've got the alabaster caves at Xaghra and there are also the Ghantija Temples which are reputed to be even older than the Egyptian pyramids. The Basilica at Ta'Pini is also an important place of pilgrimage today and Gozo can also boast its own 17th Century cathedral.
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So, if you enjoy a holiday with a difference and a truly unique experience where you've much more chance of bumping into the locals than your fellow tourists, Gozo holidays are for you. Here at On the Beach you'll find a selection of flights and accommodation to make your dream holiday in Gozo come true. Book now for the best deals online!