To celebrate the end of summer and have one final break before university starts again next week, we spent the day in Gozo. Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago and is one of the only three inhabited islands. It’s more rural than Malta and just like its sister island, it’s rich in historical places, making it a popular tourist destination.
To get there you’d need to catch the Gozo Channel from Cirkewwa Harbour and within half an hour you will get there. For a day trip it would be best to catch an early Ferry because Gozo is full of stunning places that are worth a visit and to ensure you get the most of the day, which is what we did.
Most of the day was spent beach hopping, cause just like its sister island, Gozo has some mesmerizing beaches. So today I’m going to share some places you should definitely visit if you’re planning a trip to Gozo (which are also great instagrammable spots).
I’m starting off the list with one of my absolute favourite spots. This pebbly beach with crystal clear water and a narrow creek is a must-see. It’s perfect for an early morning swim, when you can better enjoy its beauty before it’s filled with people. Plus it will surely be a hit on your Instagram feed.
Two toned bench
I can’t not mentioned this particular and overly instagrammed spot in Marsalforn. This contrasting bench sits in front of two houses with clashing shades, and the bench is painted to match. This spot is constantly featured on my Instagram home page, so why not join all the others and post you photo too?!
Calypso Cave & Mixta Cave
Gozo is believed to be Ogygia, the island mentioned in The Odyssey. Calypso Cave is allegedly the cave where Calypso keeps Odysseus in the legend, hence the name. Today the cave is closed for safety reasons, but one can still enjoy the view as it overlooks the golden sands of Ramla l-Ħamra Bay (which is another must-visit spot). Opposite it, one finds the Mixta cave, which again overlooks the same scene but one can actually explore the cave (and take some cool photos).
Taking photos in front of cute, colourful doors is a newly found love of mine. Obviously you don’t need to go to Gozo for this; you can find them all over Malta, so much so that there is an Instagram account with over 14K dedication solely to these doors. This particular one is found in Xagħara and I just had to get out of the car to take a photo!
I love pebbly beaches. Seriously, sandy beaches may sound fun in theory but the sand gets EVERYWHERE and that ain’t that fun. This beach has some gorgeous huge rocks that make it stand out and also looks great in photos (which is where the featured image was taken).
This is the perfect place for some family time in Victoria. It’s a typical garden with benches, plants, a gazebo and my personal favourite, the fountain with a rustic bridge over it. There is a playground right next to it, ensuring children won’t get bored, making it even more child friendly.
Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay
Another beach mention! Whether you prefer sandy or rocky beaches, this bay is a winner because it’s both. It’s secluded and perfect for snorkelling. And shall we talk about how crystal clear and stunning it looks?
This is a must have whenever I visit Gozo. I couldn’t end this list without mentioning this traditional, family-run bakery in Nadur. The Gozitan ftira is an experience all by itself, and not one you should miss out on.
T-shirt dress: Asos