Straight off: I’m no Gozo expert, in fact, I only spent an afternoon there… so there will be no acting like I own the place!
I did take some pretty pictures though – and hopefully that’s enough to whet your appetite for this gorgeous little island in the Maltese archipelago.
I *think* this is Rambla Bay. (Thanks Google image search!)
The next place is Ta Pinu Sanctuary, a Roman Catholic church and shrine. It’s close to the the village of Għarb, situated on the edge of a cliff in open countryside – allowing visitors to enjoy beautiful views of the area. Its origins, sadly, are unknown. According to the official website: “The origins of the Shrine of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu are lost in the midst of time.” Helpful!
The main attraction, the star of the show… is the Azure Window!
Our friend’s Dad used to live on Malta so we were talking to him about the islands, which he has visited countless times… but despite this… he had never seen or heard of the Azure Window!! So weird! If you’re hopping over to Gozo, it’s an absolute must-see!
The Azure Window was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed and has been featured in films including Clash of the Titans, The Count of Monte Cristo and TV series Game of Thrones.
Without a doubt one of the biggest highlights of our trip!
Transport: We took the Gozo ferry from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal in Malta to Mgarr in Gozo. The cost for a return foot passenger is €4.65. (June 2016) For more info, prices and timetable: gozochannel.com
To get around the island, I’d recommend going by taxi. “With their competitive price rates they are the most comfortable means of public transport on the island. All taxis are modern, meter priced, air-conditioned and luxurious cars with all of them offering a vast range of pre-determined price tours going to all touristic attractions around the island. All drivers-owners are local, very helpful and full of experience.” (Wikipedia)
Don’t make the mistake we did and take a sightseeing bus!
Map & Location:
You can see the Azure Window marked on the west coast of the island.
I hope this has been helpful, but if you have any comments or questions – please comment below and I’ll be happy to answer!