Gozo is a small island located south of Sicily on the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of the Maltese Islands and the country of Malta. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and has been nicknamed the Isle of Calypso. Gozo is known for its rural laid back and more traditional way of life. Unlike Malta, Gozo has preserved its culture and traditions. People who live on this island are known as Gozitans. Gozo is accessible by water or air from Malta. Due to its rich history, there are numerous attractions spread out across different towns and villages in Gozo.
Xaghra is a town in Gozo that hosts the oldest free-standing structures in the world. These structures are in the form of the Ggantiga temples. These temples were built in the Neolithic period and are the oldest among all the megalithic temples. The temples stand six feet tall with 5 apses and several altars. The temples are believed to have been constructed by giants as places of worship. The temples were constructed in an era where metal and other traditional tools were not yet discovered. Other interesting places to visit in Xaghra include the Ta’kola windmill and the stone circle, an underground cemetery for the temple builders.
The capital of Gozo is Victoria City known by many as Rabat. The city is only 20 minutes’ drive from the harbour of Mġarr, and you can easily reach it when you rent a car in Gozo. The city is a hub of activities with shops, restaurants, theatres, banks, and administrative offices, among others. Even though the city has all the modern facilities, it contains some historical sites in the form of the fortified Citadel. The citadel was constructed in the Neolithic period and became the town’s focal point in 1500 BC. One half of the Citadel lies in ruins. The other half contains the impressive Gozo cathedral; archaeological, natural history, and folklore museums; Old prisons; and the Law courts. The spectacular view from the Citadel makes the climb to the top worth the effort.
This is a spectacular physical feature located in the west coast town of Saint Lawrence in Gozo. The azure window is a rock outcrop with a hole in the middle. It has a spectacular view that many tourists from all over the world come to see. The town of Saint Lawrence also boasts of one of the most spectacular diving spots: the blue hole. The blue hole is a collapsible cavern or sink hole on limestone in Dwejra. This is a perfect spot for diving. These features are easy to access with a good vehicle from a car rental in Gozo.
The beautiful landscape and intriguing history surrounding Gozo make it an interesting place for exploration. There are two main means of transport around the town: bus or car for hire. Buses are cheap and affordable. However, they are slow and might not be available at the time that you need them. This is why it is important to hire a car in Gozo for exploration of sightseeing highlights at your own pace. Gozo is an amazing destination for religious, historical, or vocational trips. So start making your bookings today for an awesome trip.