Gozo is Malta's tiny sister island in the southern Mediterranean and is a perfect destination for gentle activity holidays. Gozo is the perfect size to be explored thoroughly in a week, yet still contains an astonishing wealth of stunning natural beauty, ancient historic sites and pretty little villages to discover.
90km south of Sicily and 300km from the Tunisian desert, Gozo is the last outpost of Europe before Africa. Little-known, and often ignored by tourists, it's is a curious mixture of the enticingly exotic and the reassuringly familiar: Palm trees, Arabic-style honey-coloured stone houses, lemon groves and the ubiquitous prickly pear all contrasting wonderfully with the red GPO phone boxes and little Dixon of Dock Green police stations!
Visitors to Gozo will find that the spectacular rocky coastline is full of hidden creeks, coves and tiny beaches, used for centuries by corsairs as hiding places, and there is some breathtaking cliff scenery. The island also offers a fascinating blend of legends and history. There are Neolithic cave dwellings, a huge copper age temple pre-dating the Giza Pyramids by 1,000 years and an amazing array of monumental Baroque, neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque churches and basilicas. Combine all of the above and you have arguably the most attractive and fascinating holiday destination in the Mediterranean!