The incredible skyline of Gozo, Malta

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Gozo is a small island just to the west of Malta and is part of that small Mediterranean nation. An island with pre-historic temples and ancient churches, enigmatic caves and beautiful beach retreats, Gozo is a Mediterranean gem.

Why go?

There are no direct flights to Gozo, but this magnificent tiny island in the Maltese archipelago is easily reached from Malta...

History enthusiasts searching for Gozo flights will definitely want to visit the Gigantija Temples. These are some of the oldest free standing buildings in the world, as well as being among the most ancient religious structures known to mankind, dating from the neolithic stone age. Many attractive churches are dotted across the island too, with among the most famous being Ta`pinu Church. Dating back to at least the Middle Ages, it offers visitors marvellous views.

Another place for great views is at the top of the Ta Cenc Cliffs, a location that also appeals to bird watchers, as thousands of birds such as shearwaters flock there at certain times of the year. Another spot on the shoreline you'll enjoy is Xlendi Bay. Located around three miles from Victoria, the capital of Gozo, it's a great place to swim in clear blue oceans or to enjoy the view from the beach, as well as take part in local festivals. Another great place for views is the Azure Window, on the west of the island. This rock formation forms a natural “window” on to the ocean.

Many scholars believe Gozo is the island of Ogygia, from Homer's Odyssey, where according to legend the nymph Calypso imprisoned Odysseus for seven years. You can see Calypso Cave, the supposed location for this pivotal event in classical literature. If you fancy exploring a wider area, then there are regular ferries back across to Malta, where you can enjoy the beach life that the golden island offers. Why not hire a car and explore the island?

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How to get there

To reach Gozo the easiest option is to fly into Malta and continue the short onward journey to the island by vehicle and ferry...

Malta has a huge range of services from the UK with flights from many departure points.

Air Malta flies from London airports, Manchester, Newcastle, Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff and Norwich, with several of those services being seasonal. Ryanair has departures from Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bournemouth and Bristol. easyJet flies from Manchester, Gatwick, Newcastle and Belfast. British Airways has a daily Gatwick flight.

Jet2, Thomson and Thomas Cook also fly to the island from several UK airports through the summer months.

Getting to and from the airport

Find out how to reach the island of Gozo once you've landed in Malta...

The best way of reaching Gozo from the United Kingdom is to fly into Malta Airport (MLA). Once there, you can travel on to Gozo using the ferry.

Touch down in Malta and resist the temptation to linger for a better look at the dazzling historical sites and beautiful walled cities such as the capital, Valletta. Alternatively, book a short stay either side of your break in Gozo: it's hard to ignore the charms of Malta!

It's a 40-minute drive, either by taxi, hire car or bus, from Malta's airport to the ferry port in the north of the island. Car and passenger ferries depart frequently during the day and night and the crossing takes only 30 minutes. It costs around €5 (£4) per adult for a return ticket and roughly €15 for a car and driver.

Once you've disembarked on Gozo a fleet of taxis are waiting and a driver will take you to your destination. You could also use a local bus.
Consider hiring a car once you've touched down in Malta. You can drive to the port, take the ferry and then get yourself to your final destination in Gozo. Having a car offers the freedom to explore both Gozo and Malta with ease. Driving is on the left - another legacy left by the British (look out for the red post-boxes and phone-boxes, too).

Where to stay

This sunny island presents a wide selection of hotels. From budget guesthouses to luxury seafront resorts, there's a place to suit you...

There are some lovely hotels on the island offering cracking hospitality. Farmhouses offer another form of accommodation, providing a great base from which to explore the charms and attractions of the island.

The main resorts on Gozo are Xlendi, with its cliff-framed bay, and Marsalforn, which has a wider seafront area. While nowhere in Gozo rocks to a heady soundtrack, Marsalforn offers more in the way of summer nightlife.

However, this is really an island on which to savour peace and quiet and to explore nature's majesty. This character is reflected in the island's hotels, many of which present a tranquil retreat from everyday life. Between the gardens and the swimming pools of the best hotels in Gozo you'll discover spas, cocktail bars and excellent restaurants.

There is a wider choice of hotels in In Marsalforn, and those looking for accommodation in the middle of the range will find good-value seaside rooms there.

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