About Gozo Malta
Inhabited since approximately 5900 BC, a great number of foreign influences, including the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of St. John, French, and British, have left some sort of mark on the country’s ancient culture.
Interestingly the islands of the archipelago lie on the Malta plateau, a shallow shelf formed from the land bridge between Sicily and North Africa which became isolated once the sea levels started to rise after the last Ice Age. Malta was considered an island of North Africa for centuries, but technically the archipelago is located on the African tectonic plate.
The island of Gozo is famed for its character and places of interest. Some of these include the Calypso’s Cave and the Ġgantija Neolithic temples which are among the oldest surviving man-made structures. Renowned for its gorgeous natural landscapes and imposing architecture, the Maltese islands but especially Gozo, were broadcasted countless times in movies and TV series, many of which you can visit on your stay. Gozo covers 67 square km (26 sq mi) which is approximately the same area as New York City’s Manhattan island, is 14 km (8.7 mi) long and 7.25 km (4.50 mi) wide.
UNESCO World Heritage
The Maltese Islands have three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the City of Valletta, the Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.
World class diving
Gozo Malta is one of the world’s top diving destinations! Nothing new among divers, but the average person visiting the island of Gozo may not know that this is their opportunity to try diving for the first time. Some of the most famous sites Gozo Malta, are the Blue Hole, Inland Sea, and Cathedral Cave.
A prisoner of Love
There is a cave in Gozo which overlooks Ramla Bay which is rumoured to be the cave that the nymph Calyspo inhabited and kept Odysseus as a “prisoner of love” for seven years.
Carnival of Nadur
The Fungus Rock
The oldest temple
The oldest surviving temple known to mankind can be found on Gozo: Ggantija temple. It is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic and older than the pyramids in Egypt.
The Maltese Islands have one of the best climates in the world and enjoy over 3000 hours of sunshine every year! This makes it perfect for a holiday during any month of the year.
End of the Cold War
In 1989 Malta hosted a summit between US President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. This meeting led to the end of the Cold War.
A church for every day
Gozo is a Hollywood Star
The Maltese Islands, due to their geographical position as islands, have to deal with consistently high relative humidity levels between 65% and 85%. Anyways, the islands are among the sunniest in Europe, experiencing up to 8.2 hours of bright sunshine a day!
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on 30th June 2021
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