Among the myriad destinations along the Mediterranean, none holds a candle to Gozo’s extraordinary blend of time-gone-by and here-and-now.
This obscure Maltese treasure, a twenty minute ferry ride from Malta, is the perfect destination for a full on active holiday or a do-nothing-at-all retreat. Care for an impromptu sail, a snorkel through Blue Lagoon, a colorful horserace followed by a visit to Gleneagles – a former Hemingway haunt – for refreshing cocktail overlooking Mgar Harbor? Gozo, with all its cultural splednor and diversity – biblical, North African, Italian, British, Turkish and, of course, Maltese – has it all.
As for hotels? Think 37 Gozo. Within the walls of this meticulously restored 16th century sandstone villa, 37 Gozo has style, resourceful chefs, seven unique suites, an inviting pool and Gozo’s best proprietors – Patti and Giuseppe Piazzi.
Whether you choose to sample the Mediterranean’s freshest catch of the day enhanced by a sprinkling of Gozotan capers, visit its twenty-eight chapels and cathedrals, explore the mysterious 3000 BC Ggantija Temples from behind the wheel of a sturdy Marutti, hike the hundreds of trails that dot this rugged coastline, bask in the Gozotan sun or all of the above, Gozo is bound to hold your interest!