In association with: Malta Tourism Authority
Swap a day trip to Gozo for a longer stay and discover there’s More to Explore
Just off the coast of Malta lies a small island that’s rich in history, natural sites and gastronomy. If your clients are looking for a tranquil break in the Mediterranean, Gozo has everything they could want – and much more.
The island is lined with quiet beaches and rugged coves, perfect for relaxing before exploring. Don’t miss the Unesco World Heritage-listed Ġgantija Temples, the oldest free-standing structures in the world at more than 5,000 years old. Visitors who’d like to admire more ancient archaeological wonders should head to the island’s capital, Victoria, to discover the Citadel.
Local produce is the essence of Gozo’s gastronomy. Ġbejna, a renowned cheese made from sheep’s milk, is among the favourites, as is ftira, a local type of pizza that resembles a pie. Picnics can be arranged at tranquil locations across the island, so visitors can enjoy Gozo’s scenic views as well as its tasty foods.
And it’s all easy to reach too. Malta is just a three-hour flight from the UK, with Gozo a 45-minute ferry ride from Valletta or a 25-minute ferry hop from Ċirkewwa.
Stay and play
It may be a small island but it offers accommodation to suit all visitors. For a peaceful break, recommend your clients stay in one of Gozo’s farmhouses, many of which come with their own pools. The island also boasts a range of boutique hotels and villas, while visitors seeking a luxurious stay can opt for the five-star Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Malta and indulge in its spa, top-notch restaurants and other facilities.
If your clients want to add a bit of adventure to their time here, Gozo’s unique landscape is perfect for activities such as mountain biking and quad biking. Abseilers will love the island’s rugged cliffs, where views of blue seas await as they descend to the ground.
And Gozo is also an incredible diving destination, with underwater delights including shipwrecks, coral reefs and the famous Blue Hole, a natural phenomenon formed over thousands of years from the wind and waves.
Learn and win
Head to the Malta Training Programme and take the Gozo course to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher monthly. Visit: malta-training.com (T&Cs apply)
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