The GoPro Hero 2018 Action Camera
Make sure that you capture all the right moments (inside and outside of the crystal clear waters).
Full Face/Full View Snorkel Mask
Explore the beautiful shores around the island of Gozo. With the universal GoPro mount, you can easily capture the moments spent around the island looking at the marvelous sea creatures and their habitat.
Dry Bag – Keep your belongings away from water (and beer)
This is just a necessity. Having a dry backpack will allow you to go around the island without having to worry for your phone getting wet and for any other belongings especially if you are planning on renting a boat or doing some water sports.
Mobile Phone Dry Case
This surely needs no explanation. Just make sure that you capture all your fun moments and be ready to load them on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. (Do not forget to tag us with @AllGozo (twitter) or @AllGozoOnline (facebook). If you want your Tweets to be visible on our feed, then use the hashtag #GOZO.
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Diving in Gozo Island is just awesome! Gozo is a great and relaxed place for diving and is swiftly attracting tourists. The underwater visibility, warm temperatures and magnificent underwater scenery make Gozo famous everywhere. Gozo’s landscape is spectacular with many green hills, all kinds of terraced plateaus, rocky cliffs and remarkable caves. Diving in Gozo is diverse as there are many diving sites at spectacular caves, rocks, wrecks and arches, with boundless marine and coral life.
Underwater caves, chimneys, arch and tunnels, together with breathtaking drop offs and the blossoming marine life make Gozo the Mediterranean’s memorable diving destination. There are more than 50 known diving sites. Many of Gozo’s diving sites are available from the shore with others just a short boat ride away and gentle seas, clear visibility and warm sea temperatures. Therefore, this is the most interesting thing that diving is possible almost all year round in Gozo. Some of the amazing diving spots information is given below for the divers.
Anchor Bay: It is a great diving area and the water is mostly calm. There is a big cave about hundred and fifty meters away from the Bay. Anchor Bay is very popular for the Popeye Village. Popeye Village has grown from its days as a film set of the 1980 musical production, which is one of the major tourist attractions.
Slugs Bay: You can get one of the best moments of your life diving in Slugs Bay. This is perfect for a marine life lover. Tourists can explore here, a home of plentiful sea wildlife. Slugs Bay is an isolated, small, pocket beach with a few square meters of sand located.
Marfa Point: This diving spot is absolutely great for beginners and trainees. The entrance is quite shallow and experienced divers can use this diving site for warm up practice to go deeper underwater.
The Blue Hole: Incredible scuba diving sites, the Blue Hole and the Chimney, are located near Dwejra in Gozo. The Blue Hole is a very popular diving cave and is great for all levels of scuba divers.
The diving industry on the island is well established and all the diving shops on Gozo offer full diving packages, including airport transfers and accommodation. You can enjoy excellent and amazing diving sites that Gozo has to offer. Gozo is a more relaxed and softer place than Malta. Its popular season is during the sunny, dry, and hot summers.
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Gozo is a wonderful island in the Mediterranean Sea, which offers a variety of unspoiled bays, coves, and sandy beaches. You can get implausible diving experience here and the spectacular Blue Hole is waiting with lots of adventure for the diving lovers. We have selected here the top 5 things to do and see in Gozo.
Superb Marsalforn Bay: Marsalforn is one of the most popular beaches in Gozo. If you are looking to enjoy three things in one place such as fresh seafood, sunbathing, and swimming activity then it is great! Marsalforn provides all types of modern facilities as the most established seaside resort in Gozo. You can explore a variety of luxurious hotels, restaurants, and cafes in the bay. There is a small sandy beach in Marsalforn Bay. A lot of enjoyment is waiting for your family in this clean and safe swimming area with shallow waters. The traditional Maltese Luzzu fishing boats can see visitors and you can get a lovely and cosy feeling. Do not miss fresh seafood that is provided by the restaurants in the bay!
Azure Window: The Azure Window was one of the most beautiful and popular tourist site on the island of Gozo in Malta. It was located near Dwejra Bay, which is a natural limestone arch. The Azure window was over twenty-eight meters high. Unfortunately, its two limestone caves collapsed into the sea after heavy storms. The lagoon created by the arch has tranquil waters suitable for swimming and scuba diving.
The Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one of the superb swimming spots in Gozo, Malta. Rocks border it. In this long bay, a few small areas of sand are a natural swimming pool perfect for floating, snorkeling, scuba diving, splashing, or simply relaxing. You can make your Gozo trip, at least for a day to enjoy the Blue Lagoon. Tourist can get a perfect sun-blessed swimming time in the summer. If you love photographing, the tiny island is an awesome destination for photographers and walkers.
Unforgettable Independence Square: The capital city of the island of Gozo is Ir-Rabat (Victoria). The centre of Victoria is known as independence square, which is perfect to relax, have a coffee or lunch, and do some shopping from local shops. You can discover the narrow streets of Victoria.
Relaxing and lovely Xaghra: Xaghra is such an appealing old-world place and the Cathedral is lovely and peaceful. It is a truly relaxing and a respected visiting site. This church is very impressive on the outside and eye catching on the inside. You can see here a variety of attractive artwork and many stunning statues.
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Simplicity, luxury and super delicious cuisine – this is the tradition of Gozo. The Malta’s sister island Gozo’s cuisine and the essence, is capturing the hearts of tourists. The Island is situated on one of the oldest maritime trading routes between Asia and Europe. Gozo’s tradition is alive and vibrant. It developed a history with Rome, Arab, and Phoenician visitors leaving their touch, and in recent times Italian, British, and French instruction. The tiny island of Gozo looks greener and quite more peaceful. It is not an over populated island.
Gozo has plenty of restaurants and presents local food with a modern and international touch with attractive artistic presentation. Gozo’s cuisines are made with organic produce and are full of traditional local flavours. Traditional Maltese ingredients are rabbit meat, cheese, pasta, pork, fish, tomatoes, vegetables, olive oil, and flat breads. The most significant dish is the traditional Maltese Stewed Rabbit (Stuffattal-fenek) which is well known as a national dish. The dish became prevalent after the lifting of restrictions in the late 18th century.
The highest quality, delicious dishes such as Baked Rice (Ross fil-forn), Baked Macaroni (Imqarrun), a very special rich pasta baked in a pastry case (Timpana) often followed by rabbit or meat dishes served with local potatoes and vegetables. Recently, Gozitan cuisine has encouraged the small and locals. The traditional goat’s milk cheese (Gbejniet), savoury Pastizzi (Miniature Pastries), or Dip fresh bread into the local olive oil all are so much popular because of awesome flavour and taste!
The very popular desserts are made depending on the occasion such as Almond stuffed pastry figures (Easter figolli), Honey rings (Christmas qaghaq tal-ghasel), Ricotta filled sponge with marzipan (Cassata), Ricotta filled fried pastries (Kannoli), and many more fabulous yummy desserts! Do not miss!
Gozo is a place, which has earned a soft spot in the hearts of many Maltese and tourists. The island offers an extraordinary experience of tasty Mediterranean relaxation. Gozo produces its own wine mostly from small family vineyards. When you visit, Gozo definitely taste typical Gozitan wines and craft beer. An extra bonus is that you can get a memorable experience with hot sun, cooling sea breezes, and fruity wines – all together are just amazing!
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Celebrating village feasts are a main tradition in Gozo. Every village has a special feast and this is a great way to join with the locals and can get phenomenal experience. A Gozo trip can never be completed without a visit to a village or town fiesta. Every town or village grips its annual feasts dedicated to its Patron Saint. A typical fiesta can continue for three days or more. For the occasion all villages and churches are decorated with lights and decoration. People celebrate every weekend and will continue until mid-September. Some of the splendid Feasts information for you are given below.
Ir-Rabat (Feast of St. George): It is centred on St. George’s Basilica just off the main square and the fiesta contains horse racing along Ir-Rabat main street (Victoria) and a concert by the local La Stella brass band.
II-Munxar (Feast of St. Paul): This takes place on the last weekend of May. This fiesta begins the season with weeklong celebrations of the shipwreck of St. Paul in Malta in 60AD.
In- Nadur (Feast of Saints Peter & Paul: It is held on the 29th of June which is also a national holiday. You can enjoy here an agricultural and crafts show, horse race on the local Mnarja brass band.
Kercem (Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour): The Feast is held in July. It includes concerts as well as Marches by the local San Girgor (St. Gregory) brass band.
San Lawrenz (Feast of St. Lawrence): The first feast of San Lawrenz was held on the 10th of August 1895. It has been celebrated every year since then, and was even celebrated during the second world war. San Lawrenz is the only village in Gozo to be named after its patron saint.
Ix-Xlendi (Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel): It takes place on the first Sunday in September. The festivities include the gostra, which is a popular competition, participate attempt to walk on a long diagonal pole to reach the flag. At the end and win the competition many marches and concerts also occur at the Feast.
Gozitan Festas are not only religious in nature. Tourist can enjoy plenty of irreligious fun also. Fireworks light up the sky and bands march over the streets of the village – it’s just awesome! You can enjoy traditional food as well as fast food from a variety of street stalls. You are always welcome with your family to join a fiesta and get a superb opportunity to know about the local life!
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Holy Week is the week before the great festival of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The celebration of Holy Week in Gozo is one of the busiest events in Malta’s religious calendar. It is an entire week of street processions, tableaux, band marches, pageants, bell ringing, displays, passion plays and statue carrying. Everyone joins in the festivities, locals and foreigners alike. The Holy Week in Gozo is perfect for anyone looking for a short escape into the rich cultural life of Malta. Some of the most important and popular events celebrated during the Holy Week and Easter are listed here.
Maundy Thursday (day before Good Friday)
On this day the people commemorate the Last Supper and the mourning begins. On this day, lots of parishes recreate the story of the Last Supper and/ or the entire Easter story in the form of plays and presentations. Traditionally, people visit these parishes as they tour around the islands of the Altars of Repose, which is generally done in seven different churches or chapels. These Altars are beautifully and elaborately decorated for the occasion with white flowers. Another unique aspect is that many parishes replace their bells with a Ċuqqlajta, a wooden gong that sounds rather like a big football rattle.
As it is the official mourning day, there is no mass held on Good Friday. However, some people do go to kiss the cross at the time of Christ’s death (3pm) and to make personal prayers. The day is silent and no bells toll. However, Xaghra is one of the biggest processions in Gozo that takes place on this day. And by big, we mean spectacularly big with casts of hundreds of people performing plays. It is a huge procession which statues depicting the Passion of Jesus as well as various biblical figures in the crowd. The Victory Band of Xaghra follows along playing funeral marches. Over time Xaghra has become one of the biggest tourist attractions.
Easter Sunday is a total contrast to the Holy Week. It is a day of celebration of the Risen Christ and Gozo celebrates this day almost lavishly. The bells toll again as the churches open up for special mass. Families visit each other and enjoy lavish lunches. Gozo, indeed all of Malta, has its very own special Easter cake – Figolli- which is often used as gifts on this day. This day is loud and cheerful as streets are decorated with stalls and extravagantly lit. There are street parties, processions and bands and confetti throwing.
Gozo is a small island with a breathtaking scenery and unique charm that you can discover in a day through Quad Bike tours of the island. Taking these tours during the Holy Week is even better because then you can discover the traditions of this week yourself.
All in all, the Holy Week in Gozo, followed by the Easter Sunday, is an unforgettable experience for everyone involved, whether they are performers or just spectators.Read More
The most happening week of the entire Maltese calendar is the carnival week. The five days of the carnival are filled with excitement and a lot of happenings providing people a chance to dress up in vibrant yet grotesque costumes and colorful ugly masks. The carnival in Gozo is one of the main highlights of this carnival week. The fact that it isn’t organized by any committee is one of the greatest things about this carnival. No committee means no rules apply here and one is absolutely free to do what the heart pleases. This is the most essential and popular character of the Gozo carnival.
When the sun sets in Nadur, Gozo during the carnival week, a multitude of hooded and masked creatures wearing all kinds of colorful, funny and even ugly costumes appear on the It-Tokk square. The main highlight is the ugly masks and grotesque costumes that overrun the streets. You’ll find people dressed up in costumes made from all kinds of sacks, wigs, sheets, and every other grotesque material one can find in the attic.
One of the unique things about the Nadur carnival is the attitude of people who attend it. Most of the people guised as various characters are often silent while they roam the street. Often the silence is so much that a lot of people refer to the carnival as the Silent Carnival as well. Papier-mâché satirical floats that parade throughout the streets of the square. The attendees revel the carnival day with outrageous costumes as usual and by night time all disguised attendees head to the various clubs and bars in town. The Nadur carnival has a macabre mood yet it is attended by a lot of people from the world over.
From the mid of February to the start of March, the carnival mood is on its peak in Gozo. Colorful parades, trucks filled with giant dolls, children and adults dressed as various characters attend this amazing carnival.
Although the carnival has a very serious nature, people attending it enjoy feelings of genuine happiness and freedom of expression. The Nadur carnival is one of its kinds and if you’re planning to attend it you need to make your reservations well in advance because you’ll more than likely find “no vacancy” signs posted all over.
The carnival days are very busy and of course tourism is at its peak during the season. It is one of the main reasons that you should certainly book your accommodations before you visit the island. You can click here to book your accommodation for the season before the hotels are all reserved and you find yourself stranded.
If you want to enjoy one of its kind festivals in the world, Gozo Island is the place to go during mid of February. Make your reservations now and enjoy the time of your life in Malta. Put the Gozo festival on the top of your must do list in your life. It is one you should definitely take the plunge for.
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Christmas is almost here and it is time to take a break from your hectic routine and enjoy. Christmas is all about family get together and vacations.
Christmas comes once a year and you would not want to miss this opportunity to go on a vacation. Christmas Holidays are waited anxiously by everyone, ranging from children to elder of all ages. What better time to be with your loved ones than Christmas Holidays? And what better way to spend that time than in Gozo?
Gozo is an island in the Mediterranean and is known for its scenic hills and the beaches and bays. It is the ideal place for you to spend your vacations. If you’re keen about beaches, than Gozo is the place for you. Gozo is full of spectacular beaches. The view is breathtaking and the water on these beaches is clear as is possible. There are several beaches and resorts from which you can select from. Gozo turns into a Christmassy island during the month of December, and amongst attractions upon arriving in Gozo, one cannot but notice the life-size Crib that is called “Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem” meaning, Betlehem in Għajnsielem, this year running into its fifth edition.
Visitors will never get bored at this island. There are many attractions that will keep you busy whether it may be touring the island, relaxing on the beach, diving or doing something adventurous. The history of this Island with its many churches and temples itself is a source of attraction for the tourist. These churches and temples each are built differently from another and each has its own story.
But if there are some who are not interested in the history and want to enjoy more at their free leisure. So for those people there are several activities for the visitors. There are expert tour guides to show you the island and or the temples depending on whether you want to go sightseeing or visit the temples.
Holidays are all about unwinding and relaxing yourself. For that the island offers spas, massages, sauna, facials and aromatherapy. There are swimming pools and water sports for the people.
There are clubs some of which have an 80’s and 90’s theme. The club is open for all and the people and visitors dance to the Djs music while enjoying the drinks and food. The cuisine in Gozo reflects the islands history. Fried Rabbit with Garlic and herbs’ being the national dish is the specialty of Gozo.
You can even host Christmas parties and the people there will offer you anything, with decorations, caterings and music.
To suit the different needs of the tourist, Gozo offers various accommodation facilities. For those who come in groups, renting a farmhouse is the most viable choice. These features the traditional interior styles but have been accommodated with amenities such as a private pool, deck and air conditioning systems.
There are also accommodations available for those who are looking for a budget holiday. There are long set or short set self-catering and bed and breakfast apartments to choose from.
To reach this Island you will be given a ferry ride and the view from the sea will make your jaws drop open! You just need to contact us and we will make your visit to Gozo memorable. For bookings this Christmas, visit our website or send us an email. We guarantee that you will spend the most memorable time at Gozo this Christmas!Read More