A Brief History

The Island of Gozo

Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago and is approximately 14km by 7km in area. Greener and more rural than its sister island Malta, the pace of life on Gozo moves at a more tranquil pace.

The sea is only ten minutes away from anywhere on the island. Constant, gentle currents keep it clear and clean making Gozo a centre for diving, fishing and all manner of water sports. Temperatures can rise as high as 35 degrees Celsius during the summer months whereas enjoying warm temperatures in winter at around 17 degrees Celsius making the island an ideal location for holidays all year round.

Dining out in Gozo is a real treat. Various delicacies can be found from pasta to exquisite seafood dishes. A particular local dish is rabbit stewed in wine. Complementing the meal you can choose from Gozitan homemade wine to the locally brewed beer that is highly rated throughout the world.

The island is steeped in history including prehistoric temples that rival Stonehenge and churches to compare with the finest in Europe. The Gozitan culture during the last 7000 years was influenced by its dominators including the Phoenicians, the Arabs, the Romans, the Knights of St. John and the British.

Visitors to Gozo will be impressed by many things; but above all, it is the friendliness of the people that lingers and draws them back time and time again.


Gozo Farmhouses Ltd offers a variety of Excursions on a half or full-day basis. These could be booked through Gozo Farmhouses Ltd representatives.

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Country Walks

There are two books about countryside walks.

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Looking for a sailing destination where you find clear water, nice wind, plenty of sunshine all year round, warm weather and warm sea? Yes, even during the middle of winter sailing in Gozo is sheer fun. Air and sea temperatures do not dip below the 15-degree mark. With a 4-ml wetsuit, you are pretty comfortable. So we go to a few sites around Gozo, which can be found to be interesting.

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Useful Information

Useful Information

Check out this page for some important and useful information to help you during your stay.

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