Within the Malta archipelago, there is one other large island besides Malta itself: Gozo - being about one third the size of the main island. The population is only 30 thousand, so there is a lot of uninhabited space and wild nature: In other words, a paradise for adventure seekers. Gozo has always been more conservative, well, even more archaic, but, as some would put it, more authentic than its big sister. Is is still one of the very few places in Europe that serve almost as a time machine, showing you worlds you thought stopped existing long ago - while at the same time offering you all the amenities of modern life.
Tourism is an important factor of Gozo's economy, but, since Malta only joined the European Union so recently, it is expected that this sector will soon undergo some very major changes.
It goes without saying, Gozo is an extremely beautiful place. Of course, most Mediterranean islands are, but there is something special about Gozo. Perhaps this has to do the fact that, although it is so close to Europe, it has a cultural heritage that is very different from the rest of the continent. In terms of natural beauty, especially Ramla Bay is noteworthy. This is simply a gorgeous bay with sandy beaches and hills overlooking it on all sides.
Victoria is the island's capital and largest city. Surprisingly, it is not located on the coast, but in a valley in the very center of Gozo. This small town (its population is a mere 6000 people) not only pleases the eye as an appealing mixture of European and Oriental architecture - it is also of great historic value. Besides its many medieval buildings, especially its magnificent Baroque cathedral is worth visiting.
A nicely converted TOWN HOUSE located in a tranquil village on the Island of Gozo. [ read more » ]
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300 years old enjoying a chapel valley views 5 double bedrooms 4 bathrooms/showers utility room kitchen living dining with fireplace cellar verandahs courtyard & garden with pool.
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