The second largest of the archipelagos seven islands, Gozo is renowned for its beautiful hills, countryside walks, colourful February Carnival and excellent beaches. It also boasts some of the best diving destinations in the Mediterranean. Other natural attractions are the Dwejra inland sea, Wied il-Mielah Window & the Azure Window which was featured in Game of Thrones but has since collapsed. There are also plenty of cathedrals, temples and chapels to visit. The Baroque style Cittadella Cathedral, and the onyx covered arch church, Gozo’s second-largest consecrated Church, are not to be missed.
Nestled between the islands of Malta and Gozo, this gorgeous island of Comino is a swimmer’s paradise, with crystal clear lagoons stretching over a remarkable coastline. Virtually uninhabited and with no urban areas or car access, it is the ideal island getaway to disconnect from the rest of the world and take in the picturesque surroundings. Explore the historic tower, discover the many hidden caves or hike the impressive coast for unobstructed views of the Maltese Islands.
Bays & Beaches
Mellieha is a village up North, located on a hilltop above one of Malta’s largest sandy beaches and provides breath-taking views, beautiful valleys and charming villages. It is the perfect place to go if you wish to experience a traditional Maltese village that is close to the beach, hike up to the historical Red Tower or pop down to Popeye’s Village & amusement park.
The perfect place to soak up the sun and work on your tan, Golden Bay is known for its natural dunes and glorious golden sand. Located along the northwest coast, this sandy beach is a hive of activity for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, water sports and beach BBQs. The rugged shoreline of the beaches northern end provides excellent snorkelling and is by far, one of Malta’s most popular beaches both for locals and visitors.
History & Culture
Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temple
Two magnificent Megalithic Temples should be on everyone’s Malta Bucket List. They are about 500m apart and are some of the world’s oldest religious sites. At Hagar Qim which means worshipping stones, the main temple made of limestone and dating back to 3200 B.C. is joined by 3 additional megalithic buildings that are even older. In 1992 UNESCO recognized Hagar Qim as a World Heritage site.
These Temples translated to Belonging to the Giants’ are thought to be the world’s oldest religious structures dating back to the Neolithic period and are even older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. Located on the island of Gozo, it is a must-do while exploring the Maltese Islands.