The so called Calypso Island in the North of Malta measures 67 square kilometer and can be reached by a 25-minutes scenic ferry ride crossing the ten kilometer long channel. The name Calypso goes back to Homer’s Odyssey, in which the sea nymph held Odysseus for seven years in the Ulysses cave, which is nowadays located close to Ramla Bay. The more tranquil and peaceful Sister Island of Malta is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy the lower pace of the everyday life. The well developed infrastructure enables a comfortable exploration of the Islands.
Picturesque landscapes, crystal clear Mediterranean Sea and authentic local characters enchant the visitor beside the impressive historical and cultural heritage.
Scenic walking and biking routes, climbing or horse riding are just a few of the numerous activities (to link) which create an unforgettable holiday for old and young. Uncountable rocky and sandy beaches combined with the pleasant Mediterranean climate assure one will enjoy fun boat trips, magnificent snorkeling or just the favourite book in the shade. Gozo has been designated one of Europe’s top diving destinations with its unique dive spots all around the Maltese Islands, diverse caves, vivid wrecks, fascinating tunnels and the world famous double arch at the foot of the Azur Window.
Numerous sights maybe discovered all around the Island, some being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the eldest stone building recorded dating back over 5500 years, the Ġgantija Temples in Xaghra.
Gozo has always been a famous destination for movie shots. Walk on the tracks of the actors of Down by the Sea or Game of Thrones. Discover Gozo with all senses and enjoy the healthy, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, visit an authentic eco tour, imposing vineyards and help cheese making or olive picking. Observe the traditional salt harvest by the local families down at the saltpans in Marsalforn.
Gozo offers numerous treasures to explore and fun activities that it is recommend preparing well ahead for an unforgettable holiday on Gozo!
View further information about sights, upcoming events and recreational activities on Visitgozo.com.