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Gozo, Malta Cruise Port

Gozo is the second largest of the three islands that make up the Maltese archipelago, situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is considered as one of the most tranquil and peaceful areas of Malta, when compared to the main island, offering visitors an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Gozo boasts a number of superb beaches, a dramatic coastline and verdant countryside, consisting of quaint farming communities and rolling green fields. The region's fascinating culture and heritage is also on display across the island, in the form of historic religious and defensive structures, each with stunning architecture and design. Gozo is a quiet and serene destination and the perfect place to spend a relaxing day, soaking up the island's charming ambience and pleasant atmosphere, whilst mingling with the friendly local population.

Sightseeing in Malta

Gozo boasts a collection of wonderful historic structures and a stunning backdrop with many areas of natural beauty, both along the coastline and further inland. The island holds one of the highest concentrations of churches in the world, with around 46 distributed across the small island. The coastline of Gozo is also popular with divers, as the area is home to a number of fabulous dive sites. Less active visitors can simply relax on the islands excellent beaches, of which San Blas and Ramla Bay are considered the best.

Ggantija Temples

The Ggantija temples are Malta's most ancient structure and are believed to be even older than the pyramids of Egypt. The temples are also famous as the world's largest megalith, weighing around 50 tonnes and standing at a height of 7 metres tall. Historic artefacts can still be found within the temple including the remnants of an ancient altar.

Calypso Cave

The Calypso Cave is eternally linked with one of Gozo's most popular legends. The legend tells that Calypso, daughter of Atlas, held Odysseus for seven years in the cave, until Zeus sent Hermes, messenger of the gods, to convince her to release him.

Dwejra

This astounding area of Gozo is home to several of the island's most spectacular natural landmarks, including the Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock and a coastal tower. The Azure Window is a cliff that stretches out to sea with a large hole in the middle creating a truly an astonishing natural landmark. The Inland Sea of Gozo is actually a small lake linked to the sea by a tunnel that runs for about 100 metres through the cliffs along the coastline.

Shopping in Gozo

One of the islands best shopping experiences can be found at Ta'dbiegi Crafts Village, where visitors can purchase a range of locally crafted gifts and souvenirs including clothing, pottery, ceramics, leather and candles alongside a range of liqueurs, honeys and dried fruits.

Eating out in Gozo

Gozo is famous for its rich and fertile ground, which allows the islanders to grow their own food for fresh ingredients. Excellent restaurants across the islands will serve a variety of delicious local dishes alongside a selection of familiar international cuisine.

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