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GOZO, the paradise of active tourism

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The high summer season is almost over but for those who can extend the holidays, the Malta archipelago is one of the destinations to consider. Mild, sunny winters make this country the ideal place for outdoor activities and sports. Highlight for the island of Gozo where are some of the most spectacular places in the archipelago, which can be truly appreciated in active tourism activities.

The crystal clear waters that characterize Gozo welcome visitors from all over the world for water sports every year. One of the most famous starting points is Dwejra, where you will find an underwater cave that can be accessed through the famous Blue Hole that allows you to explore the depths of the Mediterranean.

This Gozo enclave can also be discovered by hiking from the village of San Lawrenz. Another path of less difficulty, which allows you to appreciate the beauty of the island, on foot or by bike, is the Xwejni coast. An almost lunar landscape, characterized by salt pans accessed from the coastal town of Marsalforn. With a temperate climate where the sun and mild temperatures are the big stars, Gozo is the perfect island for hiking lovers.

The island has some of the most spectacular cliffs in Europe that also allow climbing. Enjoyment has been considered since the 90s of the last century, a true paradise for those who practice this type of sport.

There are currently six main areas where climbing can be practiced to its fullest: Dwejra Bay, Ghajn Abdul, Kerchem Black Slab, Xlendi Bay and Mgarr in-Xini. Other lesser-known areas are the Munxar Valley and the north coast cliffs.

To all these places and activities, there is the gastronomic offer of the island and also of the Citadel. This ancient fort is perfect to visit during the winter days and is located in Gozo’s capital, Victoria; Also noteworthy are the Ta´Pinu sanctuary, a few kilometers from Għarb or the prehistoric temples of Ggantija, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating from 3600 and 3200 BC, predating Stonehenge or the Egyptian Pyramids.

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