Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Xagħra

Ġgantija Temples

Perched on the crest of the hill to the south of Xagħra, the awe-inspiring megalithic Ġgantija Temples command soaring views over most of southern Gozo. As the name implies (ġgantija – dje-gant-ee-ya – means...

Top ChoiceFortress in Victoria (Rabat)

Il-Kastell

While the walls surrounding Il-Kastell date from the 15th century, there have been fortifications atop this flat-topped hill since the Bronze Age: it developed under the Phoenicians and later became a Roman town....

Top ChoiceArea in Dwejra

Dwejra Bay & Dwejra Point

The collapsed cavern of Dwejra Bay has been invaded by the sea, and is guarded by the brooding bulk of Fungus Rock. A path below Dwejra (Qawra) Tower leads to a flight of stairs cut into the rock, leading down to...

Top ChoiceBeach in Nadur

San Blas Bay

San Blas, a tiny, rock-strewn bay with some patches of coarse, rust-coloured sand, is backed by steep, terraced fields with prickly-pear hedges. There's parking space for only a handful of cars at the beginning...

Top ChoiceBeach in Marsalforn

Wied il-Għasri

A 5km hike west along the coast from Marsalforn is the narrow, cliff-bound inlet of Wied il-Għasri. Here a staircase cut into the rock leads down to a tiny shingle beach at the head of the inlet. It's a...

Top ChoiceItalian in Nadur

Osteria Scottadito

Energetic owners from northern Italy run this excellent restaurant tucked behind Nadur's church. Cuisine influenced by the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is the focus, but many local and sustainable ingredients...

Top ChoiceWinery in Xagħra

Ta' Mena

This winery near Xagħra en route from Victoria to Marsalforn sells good wine under the Marsamena and Ancient Gods labels, and has a well-stocked farm shop with its own Gozo sea salt, honey, olive oil, chutneys,...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Mġarr ix-Xini

Rew Rew

This simple, pine-shaded place has 10 tables beside a beachside shack and serves up delicious seafood, including calamari, prawns and fish. Mains are served with salad and deliciously chunky homemade chips, and...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Marsalforn

Qbajjar

Around 1km west of Marsalforn in quieter Qbajjar Bay, ocean views and excellent seafood blend at this locals' favourite. Combine views of nearby rocky headlands with dishes including a great spaghetti pescatore...

Top ChoiceArea in Marsalforn

Salt Pans

Walk or drive west along the promenade, past the tiny sand beaches at Qbajjar Bay and the more scenic Xwieni Bay, until you reach a rocky shore. This wild and extraordinary landscape has been carved into a...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Nadur

Gebuba

With more than 300 brews from around Malta and the world, the team at Gebuba are big beer fans. Seating is either on Nadur's pretty main square or amid Gebuba's cosy interior, and friendly owner Giovanni can also...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Xlendi

Boat House

This is a highly rated restaurant where you can eat fresh fish with the sea almost lapping at your toes – there's a seafront, tented terrace. Seafood is the obvious choice, prices are reasonable and it's a great...

Top ChoiceGozitan in Xagħra

Oleander

The much-loved Oleander, located on the pretty village square with tables outside, has a menu specialising in Maltese cuisine, with dishes including rabbit cooked in various ways, homemade ravioli with Gozitan...

Top ChoicePub in Mġarr

Gleneagles Bar

This is the social hub of the village and a glorious place to head for a sundowner, with views over the harbour. It fills up in the early evening with a lively mix of locals, fishermen, yachties and tourists....

Church in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Basilica of Ta'Pinu

The Basilica of Ta'Pinu, accessible via a short, scenic walk from Għarb, is an extraordinary sight – a huge, lone church on a Gozitan hillock, towering over the countryside. Malta's national shrine to the Virgin...

Beach in Xagħra

Ramla Bay

Ramla Bay is one of the prettiest sandy beaches on Gozo, with red-gold sand. The minimal remains of a Roman villa are hidden amid the bamboo behind the beach, and Calypso's Cave looks down from the hilltop to the...

Natural Feature in Ta’Ċenċ

Ta'Ċenċ Sea Cliffs

A track to the left of the entrance to Hotel Ta'Ċenċ leads to the high plateau of Ta'Ċenċ. Views north to Victoria, Xewkija and Xagħra are good, especially towards sunset. Wander off to the left of the track,...

Church in Xewkija

Rotunda

The Rotunda is built around a 17th-century church that was too small for the community's needs, and this more recent structure can seat around three times the village's population. The austere interior impresses...

Cave in Xagħra

Calypso's Cave

Calypso's Cave overlooks the sandy beach of Ramla Bay – it's a 30-minute walk from Xagħra's village square. The cave itself is hardly worth the hike – it's just a hollow under an overhang at the top of the cliff...

Dive Site in Dwejra

Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is a vertical chimney running down into the limestone, about 10m in diameter and 25m deep, that connects with the open sea through an underwater arch about 8m down. Understandably, it's a very...