Sightseeing Private Tour of Gozo island For a leisurely break !
When visiting Malta, taking a private tour to the gleeful Island of Gozo is a gogo! There are many people who describe Gozo as a city that is what Malta was like before in the influx of tourism industry and commercial businesses. Sightseeing private tour of Gozo Island for a leisurely break!
It is definitely a lesser known island compared to Malta itself, but it is as beautiful as any island in the Mediterranean if not more.
Gozo is still hanging on to its old charm and slower pace of life which is ideal for a leisurely break away from the hustle, bustle, and stress of the daily lives.
As the ferry leaves from the shore of the island you honestly feel as though if is leaving you on the island but taking all your troubles away with the boat, a strange thing to say but the truth spoken by many who have experienced this.
What a great feeling! Gozo works really hard to ensure that it keeps its away from the commercial life and keeps its rural lifestyle that can be enjoyed by all visitors.
After the slow pace of Gozo, take a guided tour of Valletta, a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen, so said its founding father. This magnificent fortress city was constructed by the Knights of St John in the 16th century and is now the commercial and administrative heart of these islands.
Top 10 Things to Do in Gozo
Take a Guided Tour to the Stunning Calypso Cave or See All the Amazing Sights by Going on Tour in the Vintage Tour Bus!!
This 67km (squared) island is home to about 37,000 people, and all of these people are as welcoming as if you are family. It is an Island that you feel very much at home in.
The food here on the island is also something else and believe it or not, the locals from the mainland Malta take regular trips to Gozo just for the food. Fish dishes are very popular especially Lampuki and Dorado when in season and their traditional cheese is made from goat or sheep milk that has not been pasteurised.
There is much to see on the Island of Gozo like the Calypso cave, the Citadel, Maritime and Folklore Museums are just a few, so guided tours to all of these places will certainly fulfil your time on the island. However as the Island has the most wonderful water surrounding it, a few days sitting on the beach, lazing in the clear waters or going snorkelling is the ideal way to relax after a few days on sightseeing tours.
Steeped in tradition and old island values the locals still celebrate fiestas and holy days as they had been done for many years.
Travel Tips for Gozo
The best time to go to Gozo depends on what you are looking for on your holiday. Gozo has great weather for the majority of the year so if it's a sun holiday you are looking for then go between July and September when the temperatures are in the 30’s. May and June or October and November is a little cooler, you can still get a colour, but it is more comfortable to go on sightseeing tours and walk around all the sights.
While on holiday to the Island of Gozo you will realise that it is a little are expensive than on the mainland of Malta. However, in comparison to other European countries, it is still cheaper. There are great restaurants serving many local dishes that are very reasonable and you can get a very good 3-course meal for 10 euros. The local food and alcohol are cheaper and just as good as any imported items. Local guides are priced very well.
Before you travel to the island, make sure you do all your research. If you are using a private tour company, they will organise the ferry times and accommodation which is a lot easier and less stressful than having to do it yourself.You can drink the water in Malta it is safe just does not taste as good as bottle water. Only eat in places that look hygienic and clean to be on the safe side. It is always better to safe than sorry!
The island of Gozo has sunny weather for nearly 300 days of the year. The hottest months are during the summer months July to September and temperatures are averaging 30 degrees celsius. The two months preceding and after those months are cooler but still sunny a warm just a little chilly at nice which is a welcome relief. December is when it rains the most and January is the coldest month when it is as cold as 12 degrees Celsius!!