Discover the Hills & History of Rural Malta
Escape to the countryside with a visit to Malta's sister island of Gozo. Easily accessible as a day trip, the second-largest island of the archipelago offers a variety of experiences for the curious traveler. This Compass & Key itinerary encompasses the best of Gozo, from the oldest manmade structures in the world, to a fortified castle, to an important Christian pilgrimage site. Find inspiring cuisine in every village, whether overlooking a peaceful bay or tucked away on a cobblestone street.
For more adventure, Gozo offers rock climbing, biking, kayaking, and plenty of hiking trails to explore. Head below the water in one of the top diving destinations in the Mediterranean with a range of shore and boat dives. For more information on Gozo adventures, check out VisitGozo.
Time: Full day
Getting Around: This itinerary is timed so you can mingle with the locals from the bus and on foot as you wander the island. Note that most Gozo buses run hourly, so pay attention to the times provided and double check the schedules online. Alternatively, many of the local taxi drivers offer day tours at a reasonable price.
Fees: €5 for the ferry crossing, €9 for Ggantija Temple, €5 for the Citadel visitors center and museums
Starting point: Cirkewwa Ferry, Malta mainland
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GUIDES ON THE GO
Take this Compass & Key walking tour with you by following @compassandkey on the Mapstr app. You can also download a PDF of the guide below to save it to your mobile device or print it out on standard letter-size paper.