It’s worth booking Gozo car rental as this tiny Mediterranean island is packed with highlights that will make any holiday unforgettable...
The island of Gozo, near to Malta, is a traveller's treat. Honeymooners, families, couples… it doesn’t matter who you are - there’s a spot on these sunny shores just for you. While many idle days can be spent lazing by the pool or splashing in the sparkling waters of the sea, those who prefer to be active are spoiled for choice. This island is renowned for its excellent dive sites, while hikers will be eager to discover the vast network of breath-taking trails. A tapestry of historic sites also makes up the rugged and handsome terrain of the island of Gozo.
It’s a small place (it takes around only 30 minutes to drive from coast to coast) and the network of roads is simply laid out. Driving is on the left, so British visitors will feel right at home (though watch out for speedy cab drivers).
Many visitors arrive in Gozo after flying to the main island of Malta and then using the frequent and short ferry service that connects the islands. You can book car hire in Malta and then make your own way to Gozo, or get to Gozo and then collect your pre-booked hire car.
Wherever you choose to pick up your hire car, booking in advance is the surest way to find the cheapest rates and to secure the type of vehicle that best suits your travel plans.
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Book Gozo car hire to explore the best bits of this Mediterranean beauty with ease. Here are a few ideas to get you started…
The island's capital is Victoria, once called Rabat, a place with an extensive history and a Mediterranean vibe. In Victoria itself you can explore the Citadel, which has a human history dating to Neolithic times.
If you're interested in the ancient world, Gozo car hire gives you access to the Ggantija Temples. These stone buildings are said to have been built even before Stonehenge and once attracted Maltese pilgrims. The Ta'Pinu sanctuary was once derelict but has since been restored and religious paintings added. Calypso Cave, near to Ramla Bay, is said to feature in Homer's Odyssey as the place where Odysseus was held prisoner.
Ramla Bay is a beautiful spot that caters for water sports such as scuba diving. Near to Victoria is Xlendi Bay, which has many reefs but is a good place for swimming, while the nearby restaurants offer tasty seafood dishes. Beach fans will also enjoy the Inland Sea and its beach, from where diving boats leave on a frequent basis to explore a sink hole.
A more secluded beach experience can be had by driving to San Blas Bay, near to the village of Nadur. Tourists often take a ferry past the spectacular Blue Lagoon found in Comino.
You can get away from busy tourist spots by visiting Sannat, where you'll find the formidable Ta Cenc cliffs. These cliffs are significant because of the cart ruts found there, which date back to the Neolithic period. Another village is picturesque Mgarr, a good base for walks in the countryside.