Apart from the info you can find on my Malta pages, there are some specific websites for Gozo:
* Tourist Information Office in Gozo:
Tigrija Palazz, Level 1
- Tel.: (+356) 2156 1419
- Fax: (+356) 2155 0254
- E. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Xlendi Bay is a small tourist resort on the south-west coast of Gozo. It is located only a couple of kilometers form Victoria.
My friend Anne (Xemx) took me to see the sea through the rocks. There is a flight of steps to get to some look out point.
For the tourists that don't have a guide books, but want to now more about the places they are visited, in some of them informative boards are presenting some details about the places' history and features.
I found such boards, written in English and Maltese, in Ggantija temples and at the entrance to the Rotunda.
For the ones who need to change some money, there are four banks in Victoria, APS Bank, Bank of Valletta and HSBC, in Republic Street and Lombard Bank in Ninu Cremona Street.
All banks have an ATM service and there are other ATMs and automatic exchange in Marsalforn and Xlendi.
The Ggantija site, part of UNESCO World Heritage, can be visited from Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.).
The way from the entrance to the site goes near the North Cave and behind the temples.
The ticket office is near the temples and costs around LM 1.5-.
For more details visit my Ggantija Temples page.
Favorite thing: While in Malta or Gozo, why not try to pick up some of their words? Well, good luck. The Maltese language is pretty awkward. It is a Semitic language (somehow related to Arab and Hebrew), they have some strange letters (H's and G's with lines and dots added) and a peculiar pronounciation. But reading signs and watching local TV is fun. Try to say 'qaghaq'......
The Old Prison is situated in the Citadel, overlooking Cathedral Square and adjacent to the Law Courts, to which it was originally connected.
I had change to try how prisoners felt in the past.....
grrrrrrr I didnt like at all............
Favorite thing: Victoria is the capital city of Gozo. Its older name is Rabat and many people still refer to it by that name. The town i strategically placed near the geographic centre of the Island of Gozo, with all roads leading to and away from it. The town is built on a high point and the Citadel is built on a hill that is over five hundred feet above sea level, making it the second-highest spot in Gozo.
Favorite thing: The Azure Window is the highlight of an area called Dwejra, that looks like a moonscape: it´s an area rich in geological faults and quircks and the result is an inland sea, bowls in the land, islands stranded off the coast and tha Azure Window. The Azure Window is an arch that loops over the water to create a rectangular window at sea level, no wonder it is the most photographed feature in Gozo.
Just like in Malta, I was mostly impressed by those Megalithic temples.
Weird pre-historic buildings (3600-3000 b.C.), survive to prove their remote function, hinting to the religious preoccupation that the early Maltese inhabitants were concerned with.
Favorite thing: Gozo is a perfect place to spend only one day or an entire holiday. A third of the size of Malta, Gozo is 14 km / 9 miles long and 6 km / 4 miles wide. There´s so much to discover and everything is still near to reach by foot, bike or car.
Gozo Island is simply beautiful. Its magical cliffs are a sight to behold. When you fly in the helicopter from Luqa airport on Malta you travel down the sides of these fabulous islands. It is an experience not to be missed. It takes only about 15 minutes
Fondest memory: The cliffs of Xlendi (Gozo)
Walk around RABAT - the capital of Gozo.
Fondest memory: Here I was impressed by one thing: in the place called FONTANA there are some artesian wells, and they made sort of laundry of them. We were shown an old woman who probably works as laundress somewhere. Every day she comes here barefoot (in any weather) to wash the linen in the wells. She pays no attention at being photographed. You may see her at the background of the picture.
Fondest memory: I still remember quite vividly our walk along the walls of the Citadel Victoria, which rises above the island. These walls served as a cover for people during pirates' attacks.
Visit Dwejra to see its three miracles: Fungus Rock (a rock where there grew a mushroom able to treat diseases of blood), Azure Window and Inland Sea (see the picture).
Come my next travelogue to know more about miracles of Dwejra.