WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT GOZO

For the last few years my (numerous) social media feeds have been an onslaught of “jealousy shots”. That is, pictures of people in Greece and Italy during the Australian winter, soaking up the European sun while everyone back home freezes with envy.

Gozo is fast becoming the next hot spot for Aussie tourists, and after recently spending some time there I can see the appeal. The Island itself spans 14km (I did joke I could easily run it, however, that never happened) so it’s an easy place to get around and feel like you have seen it all. The people are some of the most genuine you will ever meet, especially if you venture into some of the older towns and villages.

My recommendation is spending the time to beach hop as much as you can. If you are looking for a wide open space beach with a lot of sand, Ramala Bay will tick all those boxes. Most of others are very rocky and compact, but still picturesque and worth a few hours to build up a tan.

Below are a collection of photos showing some of the highlights of Gozo. Be sure to check out my Instagram @thefoundcamera for a few more snaps from the trip.

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Ramala Bay “Biggest sandy beach in Gozo and it’s dark red sand is like walking on the desert’
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Marsalforn “The most popular tourist resort in Gozo”
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Zebbug “Beautiful little village reminisenct of something out of a black and white film from the 40s. Each morning a bread van, milk van and generalΒ grocery van drives around the Village for all the locals.”
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Saltpans “These 350-year-old salt pans, which stretch about 3km along the coast, are more than just scenic. They are part of the centuries-old Gozitan tradition of Sea-Salt production that has been passed down within certain families for many generations. During the summer months, locals can still be seen scraping up the crystals of salt. Once collected, the salt is stored and processed in the caves that have been carved into the coastal rock.”
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Food “Malta is known for it’s Maltese Pastizzi, but you also can’t resist some of the freshest seafood you could ever eat.”
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Picturesque “The view from our Villa in Zebbug is something you never imagine to have the opportunity to witness”

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Take A Dip “If you are going to stay in Gozo in August, a pool is aΒ necessity”

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