The charming island of Gozo is a rare jewel concealed in the Mediterranean sea. Perfect for those seeking a quiet spot to hide aways or for the adventurous that like a little adrenalin fuelled sport, the food, rugged coastlines and picture perfect houses make for a refreshing long weekend. This is our ultimate 3 day itinerary to help you make the most of your time.
First things first, book your accommodation at Pane e Marmellata – the vegan & organic B&B situated in an old farmhouse nestled in the countryside. Fortunately, Gozo is only 9 miles long by 5 wide, so to explore you can rent a bicycle from On Two Wheels to keep your carbon footprint down and your fitness levels up! Make sure you rent a mountain bike so you can take the short cuts along bumpy farm tracks.
In the morning go to Sanap Cliffs. Take a little walk over to Xlendi Tower and bathe in the salt pools for the ultimate natural pampering experience. You’ll more than likely be the only ones there.
For lunch go to The Boathouse in Xlendi Bay where there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
End the day on a high by visiting Dwejra Bay for plenty of photo opportunities and to be blown away by the view – literally, it was a windy day when I visited! Take shelter in the inland sea and enjoy the natural wave pool created by the wind filtered through the narrow cave.
Head to Wied il Ghasri before 10am, to avoid the crowds and witness this natural wonder by swimming through the narrow gully out to the open sea – if you’re brave enough!
Afterwards follow the coastal road North to Xwejni Bay where you can explore the crystal clear water and see the colourful marine life. Try to spot the schools of needlefish darting around near the surface of the water.
A little further up the coast you’ll find the seaside village of Marsalforn. Enjoy a gluten free & vegetarian pizza for lunch at Pebbles Restaurant. Afterwards, if you’re not too full, hire a kayak to venture around the bay.
If you have time, sign up for a voluntary clean up day at Ramla Bay. Reward your act of kindness by finishing off the day watching the sun set on the glowing orange sand.
Avoid the midday heat and explore the minute capital of Victoria in the morning. Pop into Bejta Artisan at The Ta’ Nikol Gallery to see local handicrafts.
For lunch head to Green Mood and make sure you try the delicious coconut energy balls which are sugar, dairy and gluten free! https://www.facebook.com/greenmoodgozo
Later on, get yourself over to the beautiful San Blas Bay and hike down the steep hill for an early evening dip in the sea.
Feeling inspired? Grab your suitcase and start getting ready for your trip to Gozo!