Gozo, one of the 21 Mediterranean islands that make up the country of Malta, is known for its Neolithic history and spectacular scuba diving sites. Visit Gozo to experience a peaceful island with outstanding scenery and stunning beaches. You’ll also find important historical landmarks like the Roman Catholic Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary and the megalithic Ġgantija temple, which dates all the way back to 3600 BC.
One of the main reasons people visit Gozo is to go scuba diving. Colourful rock formations, coral gardens and crystal clear water give the island the perfect conditions for diving.
Most of the top diving sites in Gozo are in the Inland Sea on the west coast. However, there are more than 50 diving areas in total all around Gozo and the nearby Comino islet, including ones that are suitable for newbies. Why not sign up for a private lesson while you’re there to get the full experience?
The Azure Window was a famous 28-metre-tall limestone arch on the shoreline of Dwejra Bay. This arch appeared in numerous films and TV programmes including Clash of the Titans and Game of Thrones, before collapsing into the sea in 2017 due to stormy weather.
These days, the remains of the arch - which was also known as Tieqa tad-Dwejra - are all underwater and have become a popular diving site for experts and novices alike.
If you’re travelling from Malta to Gozo, the best way to get there is via a 20-minute ferry service that leaves from the town of Cirkewwa. Once you’re on the island, there are convenient bus services that transport you all across the island.