Gozo is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, one of 21 that make up the Maltese archipelago. Inhabited for thousands of years, it shows evidence of historic immigration and rule by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British, among others. It’s known for its Neolithic Ġgantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches and scuba-diving sites.

🙂 The Citadel. Beautiful turquoise water.

🙁 Nothing negative to report.

THREE things we did not know about Gozo:

  1. There are still residents living in the citadel … The number is less than 10 and it is diminishing… and it is owned by our daughter’s good friends family – to say that your home lies within a magnificent fortified city which has been occupied by man since prehistoric times is quite impressive.
  2. Back in 1887, the capital of Gozo ‘Rabat’ was changed to ‘Victoria’ in remembrance of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. This took place after a petition (signed by 68 of Gozo’s most affluent people) was presented to the Queen herself. However, the name never really stuck. In fact, till this day locals still prefer calling it Rabat.
  3. There are 46 churches but only 15 villages!

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