Travel blogger Alex Vizeo visited the island of Gozo, Malta and this is his adventures in Gozo – a colourful story in video and pictures.
Alex has been travelling and filming the world now since 2011. His travels were certainly a great success.
If you’ve the adventure spirit or simply thinking what can you do more on Gozo during your holidays, well… check out Alex’s video.
You’ll certainly enjoy some really great adventures on Gozo.
360 degrees Gozo panoramas by Vizeo from land, sea and air. Wonderful!
There is no doubt that Alex enjoyed his adventures in Gozo holidays.
Many memories from local Gozo wine tasting to visiting the local fruit and vegetables market, getting the fresh catch of the day, cooking with the local chef, tasting the local pizza known as ftira, visiting the Salt Pans and eating out in one of the best restaurants and having a local Cisk lager in probably the most popular pub on the island of Gozo… just few minutes walk from Mediterranea Seaviews boutique self catering accommodation.
In his blog, Alex was amazed to discover the natural beauty of Gozo island, but even more the unique character of the island of Gozo – luckily, as he wrote, still different, more tranquil and peaceful than other places visited. He was also highly impressed by the hospitality of the local people. In fact in his travel blog he described the island of Gozo as un petit paradismeaninga little paradise. Merci et bon voyage!
Unforgettable moments from Alex’s adventures in Gozo while visiting the turquoise waters of Blue Lagoon on a very quiet day.
Lovely panoramic views of the Maltese islets during Alex’s adventures in Gozo
One of the most instagramed pictures – sunset by the Fungus Rock in Dwejra bay on Gozo island.
If you are looking for adventure holidays in Europe or activity holidays in Malta, Gozo is the place to be… whether it is cliff climbing, sea kayaking, diving, snorkeling, horse riding, cycling and the local gastronomy.
Certainly my family is definitely my top reason why I live on the island of Gozo. I was born here, grew up here, went to university and enjoy the brilliant healthy lifestyle and the slower pace of life on Gozo. Looking back… so many wonderful memories of friendly people, places and performances on Gozo. Nostalgia!
2. The Climate
The weather is truly lovely. The Maltese Islands are perfectly located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa. The weather in Malta and Gozo rarely gets very cold in winter and very warm in summer. In winter, day temperature varies between 14 to 20 degrees Celsius and maybe goes down at night about 8 or 9 degrees Celsius a couple of times only. In summer, temperatures range between 30 to 36 degrees Celsius. But again, being in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, the gentle sea breeze does cool down the heat during the day and night. Fantastic!
Does it rain a lot?
I actually enjoy it because it does not rain a lot! I hardly remember when I really got wet! The nice thing about it is that we can plan ahead to do any outdoor activity with family or friends such as a BBQ by the sea or go kayaking in winter. Here you can definitely plan ahead.
3. The Sea
This is one of my soft spots. I swim on a daily basis. I call it my vitamin C (Sea)! Have my favourite beach spots and hidden gems where I kayak. Crystal clear waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and any other water sports. Absolutely gorgeous beaches – rocky, sandy, dotted with small white, brown and yellow pebbles, secluded or not – the choice is yours. What else can you ask for?
4. The Views
The more I live on Gozo, the more I discover the hidden beauty spots of the island. Whether while I am coastal walking around the valleys or the South high cliffs or else sea kayaking around caves and inlets, the views remain spectacular. Two of my favourites are definitely the sunrise views on the Gozo channel and sunset on Xlendi and Dwejra bay. Just magical!
5. Simple and Relaxed Lifestyle
Informal and relaxed way of life is an essential part of Gozo – part of its natural identity. Summer is my favourite season and practically wear summer clothes in Gozo all year round with the exception of few days or weeks in winter. T-shirt, jeans or shorts if I am doing some outdoor activity. Fantastic! Besides, how peaceful and relaxing it is spending every evening and night having a family and friends chat over a BBQ by the sea in summer and early autumn time.
Daily baked crispy bread and pastries from log ovens just round the corner, fresh Mediterranean fruits, vegetables and wild herbs just picked in the morning from the nearby valley terraced fields, daily fresh local milk products, quality red meat and certified poultry and certainly the unique fresh catch of the day – absolutely recommended!
7. The Perfect size island!
One thing I really like and do miss when I travel abroad are the short distances on Gozo. Wherever you are, it is just 5 to 10 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk to the nearest beach. Very few traffic lights, hardly any traffic jams except of course when the ferry arrives or in the main streets of capital Victoria only at certain hours of the day. If you are visiting Gozo, you will see a lot!
8. History, Art and Culture
Though a very small island, Gozo is surprisingly very rich in history and prehistory heritage. The world famous Ggantija Temples built over 5600 years ago are found here. That’s not all. If you like art in all its forms, old and contemporary in various mediums and shapes, you’ll find it certainly here. Festivals, historical re-enactments, exhibitions, concerts, musicals, operas, ballet performance and numerous sports events fill the Gozo’s cultural diary of events inside out. In a nutshell, there is always something going on here…
9. Cost of Living
Generally speaking, compared to other places around Europe, it is cheaper. Everything you get in other places, you get them here basically at a better price.
10. Local Hospitality
Luckily enough, Maltese people still have a strong sense of community. This is most evident during the annual feast celebrations across Spring and Summer time. The majority of families still embrace the values of commitment, dedication and solidarity. In fact, if there is one common element in all the guests’ reviews at our Gozo boutique self-catering accommodation certainly is how friendly the local people had been. So, if you’re visiting Gozo, do not hesitate to ask. You have the added advantage that all locals speak English, but they’ll even go the extra mile to help you.
Whether it is your first or tenth visit to the island of Gozo, Malta, discovering Gozo by bike is an experience in itself.
Narrow and winding streets in the small villages nestling around the hills of the island and amazing sea view panoramas while cycling in countryside and coastal paths around the island… are just two reasons why you should give it a try.
Very often as travellers we try to go local – understand, visit, do and eat the local way. Cycling certainly gives you this opportunity to connect with the local people of Gozo and Malta.
Stopping for lunch in a local bakery and dine the local way or pop in a little grocery and why not… have a chat with the local fruit and vegetables hawker who visits each and every street of the village day in day out.
And why not having a cold drink or a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious local cheesecakes or peacakes in one of the local band club cafes or the corner pub in the village square!
Another great reason to discover Gozo by bike is that on Gozo practically all the locals speak English and other languages too…. not to mention the hospitality which certainly is striking! Should you ever need any help, rest assured that someone somewhere on Gozo will go out of his or her way to help you!
As local hosts and travellers, we fully understand the environmental sustainability issues on the island of Gozo and Malta.
For this reason, we highly recommend the use of public transport on land and also at sea.
Besides, to encourage all our guests to discover Malta and Gozo by bike, at Mediterranea Seaviews Gozo Holiday Home, we provide all our guests with free new bicycles, helmets, locks, Gozo bike routes, bike maps and guidebooks to enjoy cycling in Gozo the local way.
Please do not hesitate to write us onemailor whatsapp us on+356 99 249 187.
Discover the beautiful island of Gozo during your Gozo holidays in Malta this year! We provide you with free new 21-speed bicycles, helmets, locks, guidebooks and maps so you can enjoy and discover Gozo by bike at your own pace.
Certainly the winter and spring seasons are the perfect time to visit Gozo and discover it by bike. Great weather, perfect temperature to ride the bikes, great views to stop and be amazed and wonderful local tasty food to try out in all the small villages you can visit very easily from HolidaysonGozo.com We are just 10 minutes walk from the sea and beaches and all the shops, restaurants and bars.
We make it very easy – just check ouravailability or if you like, email us on [email protected] and we will provide you all the details by email.