Having a hard time thinking where you could spend a romantic, week-long vacation with your loved one? Fret no more. The historic island of Gozo in the middle of the Mediterranean sea will thrill you.
The idea of spending a weeklong vacation with your loved-one is sometimes taxing and daunting to a point where you could no longer decide which place to choose. Couples, especially the married ones, are in constant search for the ideal destination to enjoy a second honeymoon whilst creating fond memories.
With this in mind, here’s our suggestion: you surely don’t want to miss checking out the island of Gozo, the sister island of Malta.
WHERE IT IS LOCATED AND FACTS
The little island of Gozo is part of the Maltese archipelago. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea, 58 miles South of Sicily. The place has been linked with some important historical events associated with the Maltese people. It is believed to have been the home of the mythological nymph, Calypso, who in Homer’s Odyssey kept the hero Ulysses captive in her cave overlooking the bay of Ramla. Gozo is also known for some of its popular sites like theĠgantija Temples, Citadel in Rabat and other spectacular locations.
The island has also been visited by some major film producers who used some of Gozo’s backdrops in their films. In fact, the first episodes of the Game of Thrones series were shot specifically at the location where the Azure Window stood until recently. The island has been widely perceived for its beautiful coastlines, a plethora of megalithic temples and for the preservation of its cultural influences, as reflected in its buildings, churches, and even in the culinary traditions of the island.
WHAT MAKES IT AN IDEAL PLACE FOR A VACATION
To start with, the island of Gozo offers a variety of beautiful tourist destinations like the Citadel and Ġgantija Temples that are teeming with great historical value. For example, Ġgantija Temples that are believed to have built around 3600 to 3200 BC, during the Neolithic times.
Gozo’s rural setting is also one of its major plus points. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the island gives a soothing vibe. Think of the sandy beaches and rocky coves that are all within easy reach. Gozo is known as the island of the three hills, but apart from the main three hills, there are many hillocks and valleys, all providing different country walks and scenic country views. For example, the Tas-Salvatur Hill overlooking the valley of Marsalforn provides a lovely walk/climb right to the top of the hillock, where a gigantic statue of The Risen Christ is located at an altitude of 320 feet.
The overall simplicity of the island offers an opportunity to those who want to spend a romantic evening with their loved ones or for those who just want to spend a vacation with their family or friends. Gozo is also popular as a weddings destination as Gozo provides so many different backdrops to complement such occasions. From the country and rural to the artsy and folksy, the simple and sleek right up to the grand and the regal, Gozo will amaze with venues that cater for different tastes!
FOOD, RESTAURANT AND HOTELS
Fine dining restaurants and luxury hotels are located all over the island. If you love the ultimate comfort and luxury typically associated with 5-star resorts, then you’ll be delighted to know that in Gozo you will find 2 such hotels, both of which include a spa. Other three star and four-star hotels can be found in Xlendi, Marsalforn, Mġarr, Victoria, and Xagħra. You can also check out self-catering traditional Gozo farmhouses and apartments, for a more personalized stay.
When it comes to delicious food and a complementary view, Gozo provides so many gratifying places. Seek out the charming restaurants in village squares or right on the seafront, for a unique atmosphere while dining out. We suggest that you ask for local cuisine and make sure you try the seafood dishes that the island is notoriously known for.
Overall, it is easy to arrange your honeymoon or even your wedding on the little island of Gozo, which is widely celebrated for its deep historical and cultural roots. The people, the magnificent sites, the cuisine and overall ambiance of the place, has left visitors with an unwavering impression of a simple but blissful life – and a lasting smile on their faces, along with a yearning to come back for more. So whether it’s first or second honeymoon, Gozo should be top on your list.
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