Gozo, the island of joy and tranquility – where time stands still in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago, covering an area of just 67 square kilometres (26 sq mi). It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of Malta, is of oval form, and is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) long and 7.25 kilometres (4.50 mi) wide. It has a population of about 30,000 inhabitants. The Island that is a third the size of Malta, poses a rural and tranquil character and a culture that is deeply rooted in tradition.
Being just a 25 minute crossing by ferry from Malta, with its typical relaxed pace of life, Gozo is the ideal secluded holiday place. The Mediterranean island has much to offer by means of attractions, being the crystal blue sea that surrounds it with its selection of sandy and rocky beaches and several excellent diving spots, the blue skies, the hilly terrain that provides the ideal scenic network of rural country lanes ideal for trekking and cycling, places of cultural and historical interest, traditional festivals, a wide selection of good restaurants and entertainment.Its Mediterranean marine climate permits the sun to shine some 300 days a year. Sunbathing weather is more or less guaranteed between June and September with regular stretches from May to November. Gozo is a unique place on earth, the place where time seems to moves at a slow pace, the island of joy and tranquility, there for you to explore.