Discover the Culture of the Island of Gozo
The sister island to Malta, Gozo is just eight miles long and four miles wide and has a tiny population. Despite such small proportions, the island is bursting with culture and ancient heritage, making this an ideal post-coronavirus break.
History fans shouldn’t miss the megalithic temples at Ġgantija, and the restored Il-Kastell fortress, which towers formidably above Gozo’s compact capital of Victoria, is one of the archipelago’s most impressive sights.
For active travellers, mountain biking, kayaking and clifftop hiking are in abundance, while Gozo’s food and wine scene focuses strongly on fresh local produce, the catch of the day, and a farm to table approach to dining. While Malta can sometimes feel chaotic and crowded, sleepy and relaxed Gozo offers the perfect opportunity to unwind and explore a slightly less visited part of the archipelago.
Below are some villas you might consider staying at during your Gozo holiday.
Quietly tucked away down an alley in a quiet area of Xaghra, Panorama offers a warm welcome to guests looking for some peaceful rejuvenation and time out. With luxurious interiors and boasting an indoor pool, wine cellar, cinema room, spacious gardens, wood burning oven and an outdoor pool this stunning rural retreat is the perfect option for big families looking for a spacious holiday escape. A seven-night stay at Villa Panorama in Gozo starts from £779 per person based on six sharing. Prince includes return flights from London Gatwick and return ferry transfers between Malta and Gozo.
Occupying a peaceful position, just outside of the tiny rural village of Ghasri, Orchidea is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful villas on the island of Gozo. Spectacular, panoramic views can be admired across the picturesque countryside and out to the sea in the distance as well as the first lighthouse ever to be built in Gozo. Extremely spacious the villa’s recent renovation has still managed to retain the beautiful character of a true traditional Gozitan house. Boasting a very large and unique designed swimming pool, graced by palm trees and flowers, there is also a generous sized terrace great for soaking up the sunshine. A seven-night stay at Villa Orchidea in Gozo starts from £730 per person based on four sharing. Price excludes return flights from London Gatwick and return ferry transfers between Malta and Gozo.
Villa Ta Marija
Ta Marija is set close to the village of Xaghra where you will find a traditional square with cafes, a beautiful church and a great place to sit and relax over a coffee and people watch. This rustic style farmhouse is typically Gozitan in design and travellers will find a swimming pool under lofty palms, ideal for cooling off from the Gozitan sunshine. The red sands of the popular beach at Ramla is not too far away when a day at the seaside beckons, and there are plenty of walking routes for those who wish to explore the idyllic landscapes and towns. A seven-night stay at Villa Ta Marija in Gozo starts from £372 per person based on four sharing. Price excludes return flights from London Gatwick and return ferry transfers between Malta and Gozo.
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Mark Bibby Jackson
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