Gozo is an amazing little island gem. If you are planning a trip to Malta you should plan to spend at least 1-2 nights on Gozo. You can take a day trip as well, but there is a lot to see so it depends on how much time you have. At 15K long and 7k wide Gozo is a small, quaint island. This island offers a quieter pace and more rural atmosphere then it’s larger sister island. There are plenty of cool sights to see and wonderful people to meet.

To get to Gozo you can take a ferry from the main island. You can go from two ports, one in Valetta or one in the village of Cirkewwa. It costs a little under €5 from both ports, and you only pay on the return journey. The ride takes about 30 minutes from Cirkewwa and about 2-3 hours from Valetta. The ferry has snacks and a little shop that you can buy magazines and such. We took it from Cirkewwa, and it was a very smooth, pleasant ride.

Once you get off in the village of Mgarr, you can get a Taxi to pretty much anywhere on the island for about €15. There are several little villages that you can stay in. We stayed in Xewkija, which is pretty centrally located. Our Airbnb was a farmhouse that had been converted from a 400-year-old mill. It was pretty awesome. It was a large three-bedroom home with a roof terrace overlooking the village that had a Jacuzzi. The only problem was there was no Internet. There was a square about a 3-minute walk from the farmhouse where we could get spotty Internet. There was a great bakery, market, and restaurant just a 7-10 minute walk that offered everything that one would need.

Overall, we were very pleased with our choice of location and accommodations. If I were to stay on Gozo again I would stay in Xlendi Bay, as it is a gorgeous area and closer to the water. See more information in the post-Xlendi Bay.

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