Gozo is the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago. Though separated from mainland Malta by a mere 5km stretch of sea (25 mins by ferry) Gozo is distinctly different. The island is one-third the size of Malta, more rural and much more tranquil.
Gozo means joy and a visit to this relaxed island should evoke this sensation.
Myth and reality meet here on what is believed to have been the Isle of Calypso in Homer's Odyssey, where the sea nymph held Odysseus (Ulysses) under her spell for seven years.
The people of Gozo, still numbering just 30,000, have nurtured Calypso's island into the beautiful place we know today where the picturesque scenery, pristine coastline and untouched country trails blend with the imposing baroque churches which rise from the heart of small villages and towns.
Gozo boasts some of the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world, the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ggantija Temples, as well as the stunning baroque architecture inherited by the knights of St John. Another important legacy of the Knights are the mosaic of salt pans which dot Gozo's coastline. the cuisine of Gozo is a testimony to the confluence of various cultures throughout the centuries.
VISIT THE ISLAND OF GOZO WITH SECRET MALTA TOURS