Gozo - Tips, Prices, Attractions | Archipelago Of The Maltese Islands
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(Read as "Bondjo," meaning Good Morning) Gozo is the second-largest island in the Maltese Archipelago together with Malta, only 2.5 km away!
On the island, there are many objects listed in the NICPMI - National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. During the Arab rule, the capital of Gozo was named "Rabat" , but later in 1887, it was changed to honor Queen Victoria's jubilee. Today, the official name is "Victoria" , but the islanders still refer to the capital as "Rabat."
→ Must-See ← ❶ Azure Window On Women's Day in 2017, the famous "Azure Window" collapsed, it was the most iconic symbol of the island.
❷ The old prison in Victoria ❸ The stone circle in Xagħra ❹ Cominotto An uninhabited, rocky islet between the islands of Malta and Gozo, covering an area of 0.25 km².
❺ Mġarr ix-Xini Beach ❻ St. George's Basilica ❼ Rotunda in Xewkija A Roman Catholic church.
❽ Wied il-Għasri Valley ❾ Villa Rundle Gardens Photo: www.maltatina.com ❿ Tal Mixta Cave
→ What You Should Know ← ⧫ 35 thousand people reside on Gozo ⧫ The crime rate on Gozo is zero ⧫ It's rare to encounter a day without sunshine on Gozo ⧫ Most old houses on Gozo have pools
⧫ The island is home to 15 villages, including 2 fishing villages ⧫ In the past, Gozitans used aloe threads for sewing ⧫ During the rule of the Arab King, the island's inhabitants were subject to the so-called "Arab Rule" (For example, women staying in the hospital had no right to go out on the street)
⧫ Some structures on Gozo are among the oldest in the world
⧫ On Gozo, there is a statue of Pope John Paul II erected after his visit in 1990 ⧫ According to the residents, the Miraculous Image of the Blessed Virgin Ta'Pinu protects the island and every person living on it
⧫ The history of the island dates back to before the birth of Christ, when the first inhabitants settled here ⧫ Authorities have prohibited the demolition of old buildings. If a building is suitable for renovation, the owner is given guidance on how to restore it ⧫ Gozo, Malta, and Comino were once connected. As glaciers began to melt, water covered part of the island, dividing it into three separate islets
→ Education On Gozo ← Gozitan children begin their education at the age of 3.
From the age of 5, they start a 6-year-long primary school.
Immediately after primary school, students enter high school, which is separate for girls and boys.
Deciding for higher education on the island of Gozo, a young Gozitan must pay €200 per month for tuition.
It is also interesting that a new mother can return to work immediately after giving birth because nurseries on Gozo are free of charge.
→ Who Are The Gozitans? ← Residents of Gozo, although the island is part of the Maltese islands, refer to themselves as "Gozitans" and have their own Gozitan dialect. Similarly to the inhabitants of Sicily, who don't identify themselves as Italians but as Sicilians.
The Gozitans are extremely kind, friendly, and always ready to help others! People on the island live very closely-knit and happily. They don't travel much to other countries, and if they decide to go on a trip or vacation, they usually rent a beachside apartment on the island and enjoy their time together with family and friends.
The Gozitans live modestly, yet there are two things in which they confidently invest: health and education. Prices Gift from a Filigree jewelry store (a local gem among jewelry shops): starting from $8 Refrigerator magnet: $1.70 Small bottle of water at the market: $0.70 Meal at a restaurant with a drink: €17 Coffee: $1.80 Small Coca-Cola: $1.70 Tips I recommend a full-day tour with HELLO MALTA - Discovering Gozo (Mondays, Fridays) for $60. The price includes transportation from the hotel to the island and back, plus a meal with wine. Remember to bring water with filter and a hat! Wear appropriate clothing! If it's winter, the sun might allow for short sleeves, but it's better to have a warm jacket when it sets. It's nice to take a moment to enjoy coffee at Cittadella.
Summing up, Gozo is another corner of the world that has stolen my heart! It's time for you, dear traveler, to let this little island captivate your mind! SAHA! 👋 (Cheers in Maltese)
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