With a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus you can explore Gozo, Malta’s sister island. The tour is carefully designed and takes you around Gozitan Island. You can hop off at any stop and explore impressive sights and spectacular beaches. With hop-on hop-off bus you can plan your day as required. The tour completes in 2 hours 45 minutes, and travel as long as you wish. Let’s see what you can explore in Gozo.
Ggantija Temples: This is UNESCO listed World Heritage site and dates back to 3600 BC to 3200 BC. The Ggantija temple belongs to the Copper Age and it is believed to be an ancient freestanding monument across the globe. Ggantija is derived from the word giant, a Maltese word as it was believed the site was created by a race of giants. Temples are made from huge limestone blocks with a length of more than five meters and weigh over 50 tons.
You can see gorgeous views while arriving at the Ggantija Temples site. The site was excavated in 1826 and it is well- preserved archaeological site. Ruins of two temples are enclosed which is the most important part of the site. There is a terrace in front which is used for ceremonial rites.
Dwejra Bay: The main tourist attraction of Dwerja Bay is the Azure Window which collapsed in 2017 during a storm. Still, this area is worth visiting and you can admire the beauty of blue waters and coastal scenery. The bay starts with the Inland Sea which is a popular destination for snorkeling and swimming.
Divers pass through a tunnel and underwater rock arch before diving into the sea. Deep blue waters are full of lobster, octopus, sea bream, parrot fish, etc. Fungus Rock is at the entrance of Dwerja Bay. It is a 65-meter-high rock that got its name from a flowering parasitic plant with lots of medicinal properties.
Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village: This is the oldest crafts village on Gozo Island. Situated within the mesmerizing village of Gharb, it is located at the highest point of Gozo. The village is extended over an area of more than 6,500 sq. mt. Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village boasts superior quality craftsmanship and it is must visit for people who seek superior quality products created by well-trained artisans. Here you can witness artisans working tirelessly to manufacture products. The village hosts high-end amenities like a restaurant and Wi-Fi. This destination is worth visiting.
Ta Pinu Sanctuary: Ta’Pinu Sanctuary is an architectural gem that is made in an isolated area in Gozo. It is located in a valley between the villages of Ghammar and Gharb. Here you can admire the beautiful sculptures. This is a shrine to Our Lady of Ta’Pinu so visitors can pray. Inside the church, you can witness designs on the Maltese stone.
The Basilica of Ta’Pinu is a must-visit place on the island of Gozo. Tourists love to explore this region. Admire the great architecture and devotion of the Maltese that is showcased in terms of casts, helmets, babygrows, and photos hung on the walls.
Beaches: There are plenty of sandy beaches all around island of Gozo. Golden orange color sand all over attracts visitors. Some of the popular beaches include Ramla Bay beach, Dahlet Qorrot, Mgarr ix-Xini beach, Hondoq Ir Rummien and Xlendi bay.