Spending a day in our sister island Gozo us highly recommended. The ferry leaves Cirkewwa every 1hr.
Gozo - our sister island! Accessible via a ferry that departs from Cirkewwa which is a 30 minute bus ride away.
Gozo is known to provide a tranquil haven for a tempo and scene change. The charm of Malta's sister Island is immediately apparent; it's greener, more rural and smaller, with life's rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture. he island also comes complete with historical sites, forts…
Our sister island is quieter and a little greener than Malta. Easy to get to via the ferry, and you can take your car on the ferry too. Really great open country, and some superb seafood places.
Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago. If using public transport you can get the bus to Cirkewwa and from there the ferry across to Gozo. There is also a hop-on hop-off option you could look into. In Gozo visit Rabat (the Basilica of Saint George) & Cittadella, the Ta' Pinu…
If you like the less hectic lifestyle, it's the perfect place for tranquil walks.
“Prehistoric cave with Paleolithic art, human and animal remains and ice age artifacts.”
“Situated only a short walk from Ħaġar Qim, the magnificent temple of Mnajdra is rumoured to heal illnesses and promote fertility. Built in coralline limestone and partly decorated with spiral carvings, archaeologists have found an abundance of flint knives and animal bones here, suggesting that the temple was once used for religious ceremonies and sacrificial rites.”
“Another UNESCO-listed megalithic site, the prehistoric Hagar Qim Temples are on Malta's south coast in a commanding position on a rocky plateau overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Island of Filfla. Dating between 3600 BC to 3200 BC, the ancient site was buried under mounds of earth until its discovery in 1839. The facade, made up of two upright stones supporting one stone lintel, has a striking entrance.”
“Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers. The island's main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers. Other beaches on the island include Santa Marija Bay and San Niklaw Bay.”
“This is party central in Malta. Crowd can be a little young, but there is something for everyone no matter what age really. Lots of nightlife, strip clubs, dance clubs etc You can eat from many restaurants there and you also have a small beach you can visit.”