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Gozo: A Unique Holiday Destination

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WELCOME TO GOZO

Discovering Gozo is the key to discovering one of the most untouched and unique islands in the Mediterranean. Gozo is the perfect island holiday destination, a serene land where time has stood still. An all-year round destination, Gozo is ideal for beach holidays, religious or historical travel, an eco-holiday, spa vacations, a self-catering stay in one of our unique properties, a walking holiday or just an opportunity to get away from it all and indulge in great food, great beaches and an exceptional culture. It is also paradise for those after a diving holiday in the crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Gozo is many things to many different people, but above all it is truly special, tranquil and unique: the island of Myths and Miracles...

 

FROM MALTA TO GOZO

Gozo is the smaller, sleepier and more tranquil sister island of Malta - a haven of peace just a stone's throw away from this bustling and cosmopolitan centre Air Malta, the islands' national air-carrier, fly directly to most of Europe and beyond, making it the perfect choice for an island getaway throughout the year and with convenient, accessible connection possibilities. Once in Malta, allow around one hour to get to the Cirkewwa Harbour, Malta's most northern point, and allow a further half an hour for the pleasant regular ferry crossing to Gozo.  Once here settle back, relax and let the tranquil Mediterranean atmosphere wash over you.

 

GETTING TO GOZO BY AIR OR BY SEA

The sea link between Malta and Gozo is run by The Gozo Channel Company Ltd. and is available round the clock. The boats sail between Cirkewwa in Malta and Mgarr in Gozo, a journey of just under half an hour. Ferry tickets are available from Mgarr Harbour in Gozo www.gozochannel.com

Harbour Air Seaplanes operates daily schedule service between the islands of Malta & Gozo.  Harbour Air is the largest all seaplane company in the world, and safety, comfort and service is a priority. Harbour Air Seaplanes operates also daily scenic flight around Malta & Gozo from the Valletta Waterfront. 

 

GETTING AROUND GOZO

 

Driving

Drivers in the Maltese Islands drive on the right, the same as the UK. A standard driver’s license will suffice for car rental in Malta.

 

Buses

There are 10 bus routes in Gozo, which run every hour in each direction, apart from the 301 between Victoria (Rabat) and Mgarr (ferry terminal), which operates every 30 minutes. These times will be the same every day of the week, throughout winter and summer. 

 

Taxis

Are identified by an all-white livery and are fitted with metres and charge controlled prices. It is possible to agree on the fare before the journey. There are taxi stands at the Victoris Bus Terminus and Pjazza Indipendenza, in Victoria and at Mgarr Harbour.

 

Car Hire

Is recommended and available at the harbour, at Victoria and in several villages. It is definitely the visitor with the car who will get the most out of his visit. Driving is on the left and there is a speed limit of 80km per hour on main roads and 50km in urban areas. International and national driving licenses are acceptable and a fully comprehensive insurance is compulsory.

 

Cycling

Ideal all year round whilst motorbikes and bicycles may be hired from various outlets.

 

Guided Tours

Are available from hotels and tourist agencies. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Offices at the Banca Guratale, Victoria, Mgarr Harbour and Xlendi.

 

Travel from Gozo to Comino

There is a scheduled ferry service from Gozo to the island of Comino all year round. It is operated by the Comino Hotels. For current timetable Tel: +356 2152 9821-9

 

HEALTH

Gozo is served by the Craig Hospital in Victoria and a Health Centre and Clinic, also in Victoria. Pharmacies are open from Monday to Saturday from 8.00am till noon and then from 4.00pm till 7.00pm. On Sundays pharmacies open on rotation, details of which can be found within the local paper. EU Citizens are advised to bring the EU Healthcard with them otherwise treatment can be pricey.