Why Gozo? Because...
Gozo, the smaller sister island to Malta, is well known for the more relaxed, stress-free life that its inhabitants enjoy, far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern cities and lifestyles. Visitors return time and again to this little friendly island to get away from it all, and enjoy the tranquillity of this uncrowded, unspoiled and uncommercialised Mediterranean paradise. Known as the island of Calypso, Gozo is reputed to be the island where Ulysses was washed ashore after being shipwrecked, where the goddess Calypso cast a spell over him and kept him in a little cave overlooking the blue Mediterranean and the golden sands of Ramla Bay.
Such breathtaking views are taken for granted in Gozo, with its abundance of natural beauty and beautiful landscape. The local architecture has remained unchanged for centuries, and historical buildings, prehistoric sites and archeological remains await exploration in this amazing island. Civilisation here stems back nearly 6,000 years, and discovering the historical and cultural heritage is an adventure in itself.
Typical Mediterranean summers and very mild winters, with an unfair share of year round sunshine further make Gozo ideal for enjoying the beautiful outdoors, or just enjoy a meal at one of several open air waterside restaurants, which serve a variety of local and regional specialities at very reasonable prices.
Local corner shops, supermarkets and convenience stores supply all your necessities, and welcome one and all with a genuine warmth and friendliness typical of this island's inhabitants. Gozitans will go out of their way to help and befriend, and most speak English almost to perfection. They also pride themselves on the cleanliness of their roads and public areas such as parks, beaches and tourist areas, which are scrupulously maintained. Crime is practically non-existent (many locals still leave their door-keys in the lock when out on errands!) and the cost of living is very much lower than in Britain and most European countries. Driving is on the left, most road signs are in English, and regulations and local laws are based on British law.
View some pictorial highlights of Gozo - please click on the images to see an enlarged version:
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