Hilarious New Year photos as Gozo welcomes 2020

Gozo has welcomed 2020 with a spectacular street party and fireworks display. A huge crowd gathered in Independence Square in Victoria for the free event, where Auld Lang Syne rang out at midnight. The New Year’s Eve party, organised by the Ministry of Gozo, included a night of music, dancing and fireworks. Fantastic street performers […]

Malta prepares to welcome 2020 – but will it stay dry?

Final preparations are under way for New Year’s Eve celebrations across Malta and Gozo – but wear a thick coat and take your umbrella with you if you’re going out. Revellers heading out to enjoy the festivities in the streets of Valletta or Victoria can expect breezy weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to […]

It’s 1000 days since Gozo’s famous Azure Window collapsed

Today marks 1000 days since the loss of one of the most famous landmarks in the Maltese Islands. The Azure Window in Gozo crashed into the sea during a severe storm on March 8, 2017. The iconic landmark was world famous and featured in the first series of the HBO series Game of Thrones as […]

WATCH: Gozo kite festival attracts international attention

Gozo’s international kite festival has been hailed as a ‘huge success’. Hundreds of brightly coloured kites fluttered in the breeze over the Gozo countryside at the weekend as the island held its second International Kite and Wind Festival. Gozo minister Justyne Caruana took to social media to praise all those who took part. She wrote […]

International kite festival returns to Gozo this weekend

In this digital age, many children miss out on the simple joys of flying a kite. It’s like having a little bit of happiness on the end of a string, perhaps the ultimate carefree pastime. Gozo will be giving u the chance to experience the joys of kite flying this weekend. The Gozo International Kite […]

Revealed: Malta’s number one summer attraction of 2019

It’s known around the world as The Silent City. And now Mdina has been ranked as the top tourist attraction in the Maltese Islands this summer. It pushed St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta into second place in the latest TripAdvisor rankings for June, July and August 2019. Fort Rinella, the historic Victorian fortress near Kalkara, […]

Tragedy as scuba diver dies at Gozo beauty spot

A scuba diver has died after getting into difficulties at a popular diving spot off Gozo. The 56-year-old Swiss man was diving at Dwejra on Wednesday morning when he got into difficulties. Police said the man lived in Marsalforn and was diving with two friends when he found himself in trouble. Emergency services were called […]

Stunning aerial images show Malta in its summer glory

These stunning images show Malta in all its summer glory, from the glittering Grand Harbour to the bustle of Spinola Bay. The aerial photos showcase the island as the sweeping glow of sunrise gives way to the twinkling buzz of nightlife. One shows the hubbub of Portomaso, while another captures the glow of Paola at night. […]

Malta melts on the hottest week of 2019 so far

Malta is sizzling on the warmest week of the year as thousands flock to the island’s beaches to soak up the sun. Temperatures are expected to feel as warm as 43°C this week, marking the third heatwave of the summer in Malta and Gozo. The Met Office in Luqa issued a yellow weather alert on […]

Huge boulders removed from Gozo swimming spot

A number of large boulders have been removed from one of Gozo’s most popular beaches. The huge stone slabs were pulled out of the water at Hondoq Bay, overlooking Comino, using a special crane. Qala’s mayor Paul Buttigieg said the work was carried out after concerns that divers could be seriously injured if they hit […]

New Gozo ferry ‘already making a difference’

The new Gozo ferry has gone straight to work, just hours after arriving in Malta from Greece. The ship, Nikolaus, was hailed by commuters on social media as ‘already making a difference’ to the queues waiting to board the ferries at Mgarr and Cirkewwa. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana said: ‘Although Nikolaos is scheduled to become officially […]

More Gozo ferry crossings than ever this summer

Gozo Channel will be operating more ferry crossings than ever this summer. The ferry operator has unveiled its new timetable, which starts on Monday 17 June. It shows that services will run every 30 minutes during the weekday morning rush to cope with the increased demand from commuters and tourists. Ferries will operate every morning […]

Everything you need to know about Gozo Pops and Rocks

Gozo will host a series of live music, food and wine events next month to celebrate a four-day long weekend. ‘Gozo Pops and Rocks’ is a new addition to the cultural calendar and will be held between Thursday 6 June and Sunday 9 June. Friday 7 June is a national holiday in the Maltese Islands […]

Malta is set to sizzle on hottest day of the year

Malta is set to sizzle in 31°C heat on what has been predicted as the hottest day of the year so far. Scorching temperatures are set to blanket the Maltese Islands this week, according to weather forecasters, with thousands of tourists and families expected to hit Malta’s beaches. The Met Office in Luqa said thermometers […]

More tourists visit Malta – and they’re staying longer

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy. The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta continues to rise – and they’re spending longer on the island too. New figures show the number of tourist arrivals in March went up by 3.5% to reach 172,971 when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office […]

Experience Gozo’s Citadel by stunning candlelight

Gozo‘s Citadel is set for a magical makeover this weekend. The UNESCO World Heritage city will glow by candlelight on Saturday 16 March. This year’s festival of lights is back in all its beautiful glory with more than 30,000 candles lighting up the historic narrow streets to celebrate ‘Lejl Imkebbes’. The night will include special historic re-enactments, […]