Useful Information


Useful Telephone Numbers

Directory Enquiries (Go Mobile) 1187
Directory Enquiries (Go) 1182
Directory Enquiries (Melita) 2727 5000
Directory Enquiries (Red Touch) 9111 0100
Directory Enquiries (Vodafone) 1189
Electricity Power Failure 2122 3601
Emergency Telephone (Ambulance, Police and Fire) 112
Enemalta Corporation Customer Care 8007 2224
Flight Enquiries 50043 333
Government Information Service 153
Gozo Channel Co Ltd. 2156 1622/ 2155 6114
Gozo Farmhouses Ltd. 2156 1280
Hospital - Gozo 2156 1600
Hospital - Malta - Mater Dei 2545 0000
Liquigas Malta Ltd 2165 1661/ 5
Local Wardens 2156 5599
Lost & Found Property 2122 4781
Overseas Operator 1152
Passport Office - Gozo 2215 6247
Passport Office - Malta 2220 9100
Petroleum Division 2220 8230
SPCA - Gozo 2155 3769
SPCA - Malta 2123 4431
Telephone Faults 133
Time Check 195
Traffic Accident 2132 0202
Water Services Coporation (Faults & Billing) 8007 2222
Weather Forecast 50043344
Yellow Pages Helpline 8007 2237


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Currency, Banks and Exchange Money


Malta's Currency is the euro. One euro is divided into 100 euro cents. Notes in circulation come in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 denominations and there are €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2 coins.

Banks and Exchange Money

There are fve banks in Gozo - Bank of Valletta, Banif, HSBC, Lombard and APS.

Banks in Gozo open from Monday to Saturday between 8.30 and 13.30. Around the island there are several bank branches and ATM's from which one can withdraw Maltese currency at any time. One can find an ATM, in Victoria, Xlendi, Marsalforn, Nadur and Mgarr.

It is fairly easy to find parking near all bank locations, and you will never be more than a 10 minute away from the nearest bank.

It is possible to exchange foreign currency notes in banks, exchange bureaux and also 24-hour exchange machines. (There is one in Xlendi and another one in Marsalforn.) All major financial institutions will also cash travellers' cheques, though you will need to present your passport. Generally Banks offer the best rates for all currency transaction.

The major credit cards - Visa, Master Card, American Express are widely accepted to pay for accommodation, car rental, meals, and other purchases.

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Malta’s climate is strongly influenced by the sea and is typical of the Mediterranean. The Islands have a very sunny climate with a daily average of five to six hours sunshine in mid-winter to more than 12 hours in summer. The climate in Gozo is warm and healthy. The temperature average 14C in winter and 32C in Summer. Kindly visit the Meteorological Office, Malta International Airport plc for a detailed weather report.

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Pharmacy  Town Address Telephone
Abela Pharmacy Victoria 42, De Soldanis Street  2155 6170
Azzopardi Pharmacy Victoria Capuchin's Street 2156 3233
Batu Pharmacy Victoria 38, Palm Street 2155 1841 
Castle Pharmacy Victoria 2, Independence Square 2155 6970
Palm Pharmacy Victoria 2, Palm Street 2155 8388
Tac-Cawla Pharmacy Victoria Triq 7 ta' Gunju  2155 7819
Fontana Pharmacy Fontana 187, Ghajn Street 2156 6979
Ghajnsielem Pharmacy Ghajnsielem Independence Square 2720 3615
Lauretana Pharmacy Ghajnsielem 36, Mgarr Road 2156 3017
Pisani Pharmacy Sannat Sannat Street 2156 4447
Tony's Pharmacy Marsalforn Qbajjar Road 2156 3617
Nadur Pharmacy Nadur 28th April 1688 Square 2156 3589
Vella Pharmacy Nadur 13th December Street 2156 6431
St. Joseph Pharmacy  Qala  28, St. Joseph Square 2155 5348
Joyce's Pharmacy  Xaghra 8th September Avenue 2156 1486
Xaghra Pharmacy Xaghra 157, Church Street 2755 1140
St. John Pharmacy Xewkija 85, Independence Street 2156 3052
Gozo Chemists Pharmacy Xewkija Mgarr Road 2155 7278

Normal Opening hours: 08.00 - 19.00 hrs. 

On Sundays, chemists open on a roster from 07.30 until 11.00 in Gozo. One can check local Sunday newspapers for details of the roster.

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Dragon Restaurant (Chinese) Marsalforn
Lantern Marsalforn
Arzella Restaurant Marsalforn
Il-Kaptan Restaurant Marsalforn
Chez Amand Restaurant Qbajjar, Marsalforn
Horizon Restaurant Qbajjar, Marsalforn
Kartell Restaurant Marsalforn
Neptunes Restaurant Marsalforn
Odyssey Restaurant Marsalforn
Il-Forno Tavern Marsalforn
L-Aragosta Marsalforn
Bo Jangles Marsalforn
Peppermill Marsalforn
Pierre's Marsalforn
Otters Bistro Marsalforn
Pebbles Restaurant Marsalforn
Pulena Restaurant Marsalforn
Qbajjar Restaurant Marsalforn
Smileys Restaurant Marsalforn
Smuggles Cave Restaurant Marsalforn
Ta' Frenċ Restaurant Marsalforn
Tang Cheng Marsalforn
Fu Hua Chinese Restaurant Victoria
Panzier Restaurant Victoria
Tamarisk Restaurant Victoria
Red Rose Restaurant Victoria
Ta' Rikardu Cittadella, Victoria
Vinyard Restaurant Victoria
Atrium Wine Bar & Grill Victoria
Cittadella Victoria
La Stanza Victoria
Da Luigi Mġarr
Huan Yuan Mġarr
Il-Kċina tal-Barrakka Mġarr
Al Porto Mġarr
L-Ankra Mġarr
Manoel's Mġarr
Ta' Pawlu Mġarr
Seaview Restaurant Mġarr
Stone Crab Xlendi
Huang Gong Chinese Restaurant Xlendi
Sea Shells Restaurant Xlendi
Il-Kantra Restaurant Xlendi
Moby Dick Restaurant Xlendi
Terrazzo Restaurant Xlendi
Paradise Restaurant Xlendi
Ta' Karolina Xlendi
It-Tmun Xlendi
Bonitos Restaurant Xlendi
Churchill Restaurant Xlendi
Da Manuel Xlendi
Ic-Cima Xlendi
Almar Nadur
Ta' Kenuna Nadur
Oleander Restaurant Xagħra
Gester Xagħra
Xi Xi Chinese Xagħra
Salvina Restaurant Għarb
Jeffrey's Restaurant Għarb
Tatitas San Lawrenz
Xerri il-Bukkett Restaurant Qala
D-Bar Qala
Stone Age Qala
Il-Girna Restaurant Sannat
L-Skoll Restaurant Sannt
Rexy Restaurant Għajnsielem
Universal Sport Bar & Grill Xewkija

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Local Dishes

Gozo has a wide and varied selection of local dishes, the most popular are:

Imqarrun – Baked Macaroni

Ingredients: 500 grams macaroni, 1 raw egg, 3 tablespoons, of grated cheese (parmesan or similar).

For the Sauce: 125 grams minced pork, 125 grams minced beef, 2 tins peeled tomatoes pulp, 1 tablespoon tomato puree’, ½ glass of wine, large onion finely chopped, 3 cloves garlic, 3 bay leaves, olive oil, salt & pepper.

Method: Boil the macaroni leaving it well ‘al dente’ and when drained toss with one tablespoon of olive oil. Prepare the sauce in large low pan separately by lightly frying onion and garlic and minced meat. Add wine and bay leaves and let simmer. Then add tomatoes and puree’, salt, pepper and bring to the boil, then lower flame completely and let simmer for at least one hour stirring occasionally until thick. When cool mix the macaroni and sauce in an oiled dish mixing in the egg and cheese. Bake in oven, with a medium flame for at least half an hour or until the top browns nicely.

Torta tal-Lampuki – Lampuki Pie (local fish)

Ingredients: 400 grams flaky or puff pastry, 800 grams lampuki, 1 cauliflower, 250 grams Carrots, 2 lettuces, 12 black olives, 3 tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped, 1 dessertspoon of tomato puree’, 2 onions, oil, salt & Pepper, 2 garlic cloves (crushed).

Method: Cut the fish into three-inch trenches. Stem or shallow fry. Do not over cook. Remove the bones of the fish and set aside.

In large size saucepan fry the finely chopped onions. Add the tomatoes and the tomato puree’, chopped cauliflower together with 250ml of fish stock and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the chopped olives.

Lie a pie dish with ¾ of the pastry. Place half of the vegetables mixture into the pie dish and put the fish on it, cover the fish with the remaining pastry. With a pastry brush spread some beaten egg or milk and prick all over with a fork. Bake in a moderate oven until the pastry is golden brown.

Braġjoli – Beef Olives

Ingredients: 800 grams slices of topside beef, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley/dry thyme, 100 grams chopped ham, 2 eggs, 3 cloves garlic, 1 cupful breadcrumbs, salt & pepper, 1 cupful of red wine, 2 onions (thinly sliced), bay leaf.

Method: Fry the minced meat and bacon with garlic, mix in the breadcrumbs, parsley, salt & pepper. Blind with the eggs. Lay out the slices of meat and spread the mixture in each one. Roll meat and secure by tying up with string or toothpicks. Fry till colored all over. Meanwhile fry the onions, place the bragjoli on the onions add a glassful of red wine and bay leaf and simmer for about an hour.

Fenek bit-tewn u bl-Inbid – Rabbit cooked in garlic and wine

Ingredients: 1 rabbit per two persons, ½ bottle of red wine, 6 cloves garlic, 2 bay leaves, salt & pepper, oil for frying.

Method: Cut the rabbit into portions, cover these with the wine and marinate overnight. In a frying pan gently beat some oil and fry garlic. Fry the rabbit portions until brown on both sides. When rabbit is cooked pour in the wine marinade. Add the bay leaves and simmer gently till the rabbit is tender. The flesh should almost fall off the bone. Add peas during the last ten minutes.

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The Public Transport service in Gozo operates daily between 05.30 and 23.00 hrs. There are 15 different routes that operate from the central hub in Victoria Bus Station to varioius localities on the Island. For further details and time table Click Here.

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Gozo Ferry

Gozo Channel provides a vital life line between the islands of Malta, the mainland, and Gozo. Its modern fleet includes three state of the art ferries, M.V. Ta' Pinu, M.V Gaudos, and M.V. Malita. Passenger and vehicle service is provided all the year-round between Mgarr Harbour (Gozo) and Cirkewwa (Malta) including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays together with a night service throughout the year.

Visit the Gozo Channel Website for more information ferry departures.

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Public Holidays

1st January New Year's Day
10 February St Paul's Shipwreck
19th March St. Joseph
31st March Freedom Day
March/ April (date changes) Good Friday
1st May Labour Day
7th June Sette Giugno
29th June St. Peter and St. Paul (L-Imnarja)
15th August The Assumption (Santa Marija)
8th September Our Lady of Victories
21st September Independence Day
8th December Immaculate Conception
13th December Republic Day
25th December Christmas Day

* Most shops will not open on these days.

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