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One of the more popular villages in Gozo is Ghajnsielem; the first village visible when you are crossing over to Gozo from Malta.
Ghajnsielem is well known for its lively main square; a place where most of the village congregates during the warm summer nights or head down to the harbour for a cozy meal during the mild short winters.
The village is very self-sufficient, with two major supermarkets, various small groceries / corner shops, post office, gym, two pharmacies and a choice of amazing restaurants and bars. It is also located on the main bus link to the capital city of Victoria and a short walk away from the harbour where more restaurants and bars can be found as well as the ferry link to the main island of Malta and water taxis to the smaller island of Comino.
The most popular swimming spot in Ghajnsielem is ix-Xatt l-Ahmar (meaning “Red Beach”) It is a secluded beach lying on the coast of the village which is also a popular site for divers.
The most popular weekend in the village is the last weekend of August when the village celebrates the feast of the patron saint of the Madonna of Lourdes. A series of processions take place including local brass bands and the atmosphere in the village resembles that of a street party with dancing in the streets and firework displays on most nights.
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Let us introduce you to the island of Gozo, the perfect Mediterranean haven with only a population of 30,000 inhabitants. Located just a few hours away from Europe’s major cities; Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean just 94km south of Sicily, Gozo is one of the most accessible luxury escapes in Europe. It forms part of the Maltese Islands which consist of the larger main island of Malta and also the smaller island of Comino. The cross over to Gozo from Malta is a twenty-five minute crossing on a large car / passenger ferry across the beautiful Maltese channel.
Gozo appeals to an array of different tastes as it is a truly versatile destination. Lushes counter sides in the winter months, sparkling sea in the summer; the island caters to every type of holiday imaginable.
Depending on when you plan to visit Gozo; there is always something to be enjoyed. Buzzing nightlife in summer, religious events and carnival in winter and an endless list of cultural events the whole year through!
Villages in Gozo are peaceful with all activities centering around the village main squares. The main city of Victoria is home not just to a bustling daily market but also to Gozo’s main shopping centers which boast some of the best brands and prices in Europe. No matter where you are on Gozo; there is a fabulous beach a mere ten minute drive away.
Gozo offers a plethora of top quality restaurants and café so be prepared to feast your taste buds on the islands’ authentic cuisine specializing in seafood and hearty meat or vegetable dishes.
Above all what you will remember most after visiting the island is its tranquility, warm people and beautiful scenery. Book your holiday with us today ; it will be your first of many!!