Gozo has enjoyed its busiest summer on record, according to new tourism figures.
Nearly 1.8 million passengers made the crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr this summer – an increase of 6.3 percent on last year.
August was the busiest month with the Gozo Channel ferries carrying more than 620,000 passengers.
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics in Valletta also showed almost one million cars, vans and lorries made the crossing, a rise of 7.6% over the previous year.
Gozo may be tiny but there’s no shortage of things to do.
Whether you are into history, architecture, art, walking, swimming, diving, sport, cultural events or just lazing around on the beach enjoying the sunshine and the gorgeous landscape, there’s something for you.
Gozo’s full of history
Gozo’s history is fascinating.
The island boasts some of the oldest free-standing stone buildings in the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Ġgantija Temples, as well as the stunning baroque architecture of the Knights of St John.
Gozo’s got awesome attractions and events
Ramla l-Hamra Bay, with its red sand and lush valley surroundings, Xlendi and Marsalforn resorts with their many sea side restaurants, top dive sites like Dwejra and Reqqa Point and tranquil village squares.
Gloriously natural rock formations punctuate cycle rides or country walks.
There’s always something going on every weekend in Gozo.
Check out the Gozo cultural calendar.
Dining in Gozo
As well as a range of brilliant restaurants, Gozo has a delectable range of speciality foods.
Many producers welcome visitors to see the traditional production process and tasting of cheeselets, olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, bottled capers and olives.
Gozo is yours to discover.