The 10 Best Things to Do in Island of Gozo, Malta

February 23, 2018 Hector Krause

Part of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo is the second-largest of the seven-island chain and basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. More rural than its sister island, Malta, Gozo has a population of 31,000. Home to some of the oldest religious structures in the world, the fascinating Ggantija temples, the island offers dramatic orange-red sands and perfect snorkeling waters at striking Ramla Bay. Rickety buses ply Gozo's roads, making getting about the island an exciting component of your trip.
Restaurants in Island of Gozo

1. Tal-Massar Winery

Gharb, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 9986 3529
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5 based on 291 reviews

Tal-Massar Winery

Customers are kindly requested to book us at least a day before so that we can give them all our attention. If however, they are short on time, they can still contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them the best way we can. All wine tasting sessions are conducted in the afternoon. During winter and mid season tours are conducted at 3.15Pm and when the hot season starts vineyard tours are done at a later time. It is our policy that when the weather permits all wine tasting sessions are conducted at the vineyards at Gharb. Further details will be provided once booking is confirmed.

Reviewed By Daniel G - Sliema

Really enjoyed our visit to Tal-Massar. The place is situated in a quite picturesque area in the Gozitan countryside. The winery and it's owners are very genuine, knowledgeable and kind! The tour consisted of a tour of the vineyards, followed by tasting of their 4 wines with nibbles to compliment the wines. The wines are of very high quality and reasonably priced for the quality, a reflection of the great knowledge and dedication that the owners have.
All 4 of us loved the visit and would love to do it again in the near future. Highly recommended!!
Being Maltese, I really do wish this winery the very best and I'm happy that their great work is finally being recognised and will soon be more widely distributed across the island!

2. Ta' Mena Estate

Rabat Road, Xaghra, Island of Gozo 9010, Malta +356 2156 4939
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5 based on 305 reviews

Ta' Mena Estate

Ta’ Mena Estate is the first agri-tourism complex in the Maltese Islands. This estate offers an experience with a difference where our guests will be in touch with nature and tradition, enjoying typical foods, wines and liqueurs with a touch of the Mediterranean Sunshine.At Ta’ Mena we produce typical Gozitan products, making use of traditional recipes which were passed over to us by our forefathers. These include the very popular Sun- dried Sweet Tomato Paste (Kunserva Helwa), Pickled Onions, Olives in Oil, Wild Capers in Vinegar, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, various liqueurs and dessert wines and Gozo Peppered Cheese-lets amongst others.We at Ta’ Mena Estate grow our own grapes to produce great wines with a particular Gozitan character. We are proud that ten of our blends have been certified as GOZO D.O.K. Wines (Certified Denomination of Origin) which is the highest wine certification for Maltese wines. We also have two I.G.T. wines which certify that they have been produced from Gozo grown grapes.Therefore when you are visiting Gozo come and visit us at Ta’ Mena Estate for free wine and food tastings. We promise that you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed By mskarinakay - Bugibba, Malta

Had a wonderful afternoon at Ta' Mena. Great value for the experience. Filling homemade lunch provided along with lots of wine (1 white, 1 rose, 2 reds). CASH ONLY.

3. Cittadella Visitors' Centre

Castle Hill | Gozo,, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 2215 6496
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Cittadella Visitors' Centre

Entrance to the Cittadella Visitors' Centre is €5 and is accessible via Castle Hill by making a sharp right and down a set of stairs or via the lift. The Visitors’ centre is located within the Cittadella’s old water Reservoir, it reinforces the historical ties that link it with Rabat and the natural landscape bringing the story of the Cittadella to life Using touchscreens, visitors can access the information in 8 languages, Maltese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. The island of Gozo is rich in history and natural beauty, resources which, woven in with local customs and traditions, were key factors in creating this new tourist attraction. Being greener, less densely populated and urbanised than Malta, Gozo boasts an idyllic lifestyle that draws inspiration from its unique island setting The visitor experience culminates in a dramatic 360° Cittadella Show, set within an impressive theatrical space created by the high arches of the former water Reservoir.

Reviewed By Mags - Nontron, France

The Citadella visitor centre with its exhibition depicting the history is worth visiting. It is a small exhibition and free to browse. There is a very well done Audio Visual show which is included in a ticket which features 3 or 4 places of interest within The Citadel. It is a very new centre and worth visiting before entering the main Citadel area.

4. The Citadel

Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Citadel

Reviewed By Disgruntled1108 - London, United Kingdom

A nice place to absorb some of the history of the city. Great views over the surrounding area and of a lot the churches.

5. Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves

Xlendi, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 7959 8792
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4.5 based on 914 reviews

Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves

Reviewed By Stephen F

We only stopped here as it was a crossover stop on the open top bus tour. Some fellow passengers recommended that we got off and what a delight it turned out to be.
The tide was well in with the wind driving the waves against rocky bay sides and against the restaurants that would normally line the beach. Took a walk along the cliffs enabling views of caves and inlets and across the bay. It truly was a spectacle and I can imagine that the sunsets would be amazing to watch if you had the opportunity. This bay was one of the highlights of our week in Malta.

6. Dwejra Bay

Island of Gozo, Malta +356 7926 7794
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4.5 based on 472 reviews

Dwejra Bay

Reviewed By Matt J - Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom

The window is gone, but that's just nature. It shows you nature is in charge and it will do what it pleases.
You also have Crocodile and Fungus rock to look at. You may have to take a strenuous walk to get the best view, but it is well worth it. Fungus rock was supposed to have fungus which provided medicinal properties. Whereas crocodile rock is so called due to it looking like a crocodile in the sea.

7. Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica

Gharb, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 660 reviews

Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica

Reviewed By Frank2510 - Province of Munster, Ireland

I walked from the main road to the shrine and my I could not have predicted the most magnificent vista that was to await me in the distance. It reflected very powerfully the beauty of the Creator. On coming towards the shrine there is a beautifully tiled area and surrounding this are most marvellous frescos in four sets of five depicting the different mysteries of the rosary. Also in the square is a beautiful life size statue of Karmni Grima the good lady who had the visions and locutions of our Lord to whom so much is attributed. There is a little book that has been reprinted on her life that is worth Reading for the beauty of its simplicity.
On entering the Basilica there is a warmth and peace that welcomes you which also speaks saying 'you are not alone'. Moving through the Basilica there is a 'shrine' of memorabilia of the many cures attributed to Our Lady. It is an incredible sight especially on seeing all the little children who have been healed down through the years.
The shrine is situated about 2O minutes on the bus from Victorria . The buses are roughly every hour in winter. Would that I could have stayed longer.
The sacrament of Confession is celebrated daily. There is an English Mass celebrated on first Friday of every month at 5.30pm Deo Gratias.

8. Azure Window

Dwejra Bay, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Azure Window

Reviewed By Stephen F

The window collapsed last year in a storm but it’s still a spectacular formation. You still have the inland sea, walks along the cliffs and interesting rock formations. Not sure how people spend a day here as an hour would be more than enough for me but it was a very windy day when we visited so probably didn’t see it at its best

9. Blue Hole

San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo, Malta
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4.5 based on 408 reviews

Blue Hole

Reviewed By Lisa J

Fantastic blue hole frequented by divers and swimmers. Amazing to snorkel in the clear Wate and look down into the navy blue waters to watch the divers descend and ascend. Be prepared to trick walk through rocky area to reach the pool

10. Church of St. John The Baptist

Ufficju Parrokjali Pjazza San Gwann Battista, Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta +356 2155 6793
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

Church of St. John The Baptist

Come and explore the beauty that lies within this church. Learn about the history of the church and also about the transfer of another small 17th century church which was on the same site of the modern church today. Take a lift to the Terrace of the Dome to enjoy a panoramic view of the marvelous island of Gozo. "Forget your troubles and admire god's creation" It is simply a must ...

Reviewed By casgva - CH

Beautiful church & absolute must to see the church within the church. Be sure to get the story behind the building & take the lift for the views.

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