Should Gozo’s Azure Window be rebuilt IN STEEL?

It was once one of the most famous landmarks in the Maltese Islands. And now, more than 18 months after it dramatically collapsed into the sea, an architect has unveiled ambitious plans to rebuild the Azure Window at Dwejra in Gozo. Svetozar Andreev, who owns St Petersburg-based architecture firm Hotei Russia, wants to re-create the iconic […]

Gozo is packed full of festive delights this Christmas

From the twinkling festive lights of Victoria to the beautifully floodlit Citadel, Gozo is a wonderful place to enjoy during Christmas. This year’s festive activities in Gozo are bigger and brighter than ever before with celebrations taking place across the island. For example, the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria have been transformed into a winter […]

Gozo’s biggest Christmas tree is attacked by vandals

Gozo’s biggest Christmas tree has been plunged into darkness after being attacked by vandals. Dozens of lights were stolen from the festive attraction, which was only unveiled on Sunday night on the outskirts of Santa Lucija. The display featured 4,000 lights, forming a 180-metre tall Christmas tree, set on the hillside at Għar Ilma. Kercem Local […]

Valletta smashes a major milestone on Instagram

Valletta has reached a major new milestone on Instagram this week. Malta’s capital city now the second most Instagrammed place in the Maltese Islands with more than half a million posts. Valletta has racked up a total of 505,131 on the photo-sharing network. The only place with more is the island of Gozo, with 732,180 posts. […]

WATCH: Gozo’s Christmas lights are ‘spectacular’

Has Malta’s little sister ever looked so festive? Crowds braved the drizzle and cold in Gozo on Saturday night to watch the Christmas season get under way in style. Families packed out the centre of Victoria for the eagerly-awaited switch-on of the annual Christmas lights, with this year’s event set to be spectacular. And they […]

8 places you should take everyone who visits Gozo

Gozo means ‘joy’ and a visit to Malta‘s sister island should bring exactly that. There are few things better than welcoming an old friend or visitor to your homeland and showing them the sights. Let’s face it, in Gozo we’re spoiled for choice. Everyone has their own personal favourites when it comes to things to see […]

Revealed: How Gozo is more popular than ever

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 […]

The 10 prettiest squares in Gozo you just have to visit

Gozo has got to be one of the single prettiest islands in the Mediterranean. And there’s nothing nicer than mooching around Gozo’s village squares at the weekend. You’ll find some of the prettiest in Xaghra, Nadur, Zebbug and Gharb. Here are our picks of some of the most picturesque Gozo squares to explore this autumn.   1. Xewkija […]

WATCH: Spectacular video shows Malta blitzed by lightning

Watching lightning bolts from your bedroom window is one thing, watching as they strike right above you is something entirely different. As storms raged across Malta and Gozo last week, Fredrick Muscat captured them in all their mesmerising beauty. Now the talented Maltese photographer has released a breathtaking new time-lapse video, showing powerful thunderstorms and forked lightning […]

Gozo’s Citadel is up for another top award

The Citadel in Gozo is in the running for yet another top international award. The iconic fortress in Victoria has been nominated in the culture and tourism category at the World Summit Awards for its dedicated mobile app. The ‘Ċittadella App‘ will go head-to-head with nominees from more than 100 countries around the world for the […]

More tourists visiting Malta and spending more

The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta has soared to record levels, according to new figures. Data from the National Statistics Office in Valletta shows a 16% rise in the number of overseas visitors to almost 1.8 million. During the period between January and August, tourist spending increased by more than 10% to €1.5 billion. The […]

Malta’s beaches ranked ‘among the cleanest in Europe’

Malta has some of the cleanest beaches in Europe, according to an EU watchdog. Malta came second in the latest international league table for water quality and cleanliness – with an impressive 99 per cent of bathing waters ranked as ‘excellent’. The European Environment Agency’s findings were based on tests of water quality in more […]

More of us than ever are going to Gozo

It seems Gozo is more popular than ever. The number of people travelling between Malta and Gozo has soared to a new record, according to official figures. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said a whopping 1,535,414 passengers crossed the sea between April and June. That’s an increase of 8.5 percent when compared to the […]

Here’s why Gozo is THE place to be this weekend

Gozo is the place to be this weekend, with three days of amazing events and family fun. The first ever Gozo Alive festival is happening from Friday to Saturday, with a host of activities in Victoria as well as in Marsalforn, Xewkija, Qala, Dwejra, Zebbug, Munxar and Xaghra. Award-winning London band Rudimental will perform in […]

19 hilarious costumes from Gozo’s Nadur Carnival

Gozo’s biggest street party has managed to beat the wet weather. Thousands jammed the streets of Nadur to celebrate Carnival, although the rain also appeared to have kept many people away. As in previous years, a wide variety of weird and wonderful costumes were on show on Saturday night. Here are some of the funniest […]

Snow hits Malta in these hilarious Photoshop images

Welcome back to the wonderful world of Malta’s king of Photoshop. Photoshop prankster John Scicluna from Rabat has had tens of thousands of Facebook users in hysterics after 89.7 Bay first revealed his side-splitting Maltese picture edits. Now he’s back with a new set of hilarious Photoshopped images offering a glimpse of Malta in the snow, inspired by […]