The island of Gozo is the most northern island of the Maltese archipelago and second largest in size to Malta. The countryside on Gozo is greener than that of Malta, with flat topped hills and rocky cliffs, as well as precipitous valleys and striking bays. A holiday to Gozo is one where you will take a break from your usual hectic life by embracing a different culture. Sea trips to Cirkewwa in northern Malta take about 30 minutes by ferry from Gozo’s Mgarr Harbour.
Top 3 Things to do in Gozo.
The Village of Sannat
Sannat is Gozo's most southerly village, close to Ta'Cenc Cliffs.
Attractions here include the 145m high layercake cliffs with their breath-taking scenery, and the handmade traditional Gozitan lace.
Sannat was the traditional center of the island's lace-making cottage industry and on rare occasions you still see women sitting on chairs in the shade of the 18th century parish church of Ste Margaret, working on off-white lace tablecloths and other crafts.
The Maltese lace industry was established in the early years of the 17th century. The earliest forms came from Italy and were altered to create the easily distinguishable type known throughout the world as "Maltese Lace."
The Basilica of Ta’Pinu
The huge basilica of Ta'Pinu with its solitary 47-meter-high campanile is the national shrine and a church of pilgrimage, not a parish church. Built in a neo-Romanesque style, at an architecturally uninspiring time between the two world wars, the taut exterior stands in austere isolation amid the surrounding cultivated fields. By contrast, the interior is plain, reverential and moving.
A place of worship has existed on the site since the early 16th century. In 1575 the original structure was condemned, but the demolition never occurred. The church was disused until the late 17th century, when it was repaired for the last time. Today the old structure is incorporated into a small chapel behind the apse.
This 60m high monolith guards the entrance to an almost circular black lagoon with a spooky seaweed-covered bed. The climb to the top is only for aspiring mountaineers. Dwerja is a placid place to swim. There are two small grottos, and plenty of fish for divers to spot off Fungus Rock and this is considered one of the finest diving spots in the Mediterranean. In calm weather the bay is an idyllic spot to anchor for the night. The clear but dark sea and deserted ragged coastline makes this ideal territory for keen snorkelers as well.