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Gozo with Kids

31 Aug 2007  London parents of 2 boys (aged 7 & 10)
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

Some family things to do on Gozo

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Malta, Marsalforn, Xaghra, Xlendi
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Families with teenagers
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. It-Tmun Victoria
    http://www.tmunvictoria.com

    The best restaurant we found in the nine days we were on Gozo. Lovely decor, very friendly & efficient service and of course great food. Plus it was extremely reasonably priced (we paid MTL 45 for four people and MTL 17 of that was the wine!). Not that easy to find, though - it is in Europe Street, which is near the school & sports stadium. Booking would probably be a good idea.

  • 2. The Citadel
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria%2C_Malta#The_Citadella

    Cool hilltop fortress, with several museums including the Old Prison which has alot of medieval graffiti from the inhabitants. Great views of the island and lots of old cannons to pose the kids on!

  • 3. Cliffs of San Lawrenz and Dwejra
    Cliffs of San Lawrenz and Dwejra, Malta, Europe

    Very scenic location, rocky coastline with the "Azure Window" a large rock doorway very much like Dorset's Durdle Door. Lots of rock-pools full of flora for the kids, and clambering over the rocks is always fun.

  • 4. Marsalforn
    Marsalforn, Island of Gozo

    Town on the north coast. A typical rocky inlet harbour with a tiny little sandy beach, but lovely clear blue water and ladders all the way around the harbour to climb down into the water for a swim.

  • 5. Xaghra
    Xaghra, Island of Gozo

    Evidently the oldest inhabited part of Gozo, with some prehistoric temple structure (which the kids weren't all that interested in). The windmill was much more fun, especially climbing all the way to the top. Also there are a couple of caves - Xerri's Grotto for example the boys enjoyed alot. At least one nice-looking restaurant in the main square, although we didn't try it.

  • 6. Xlendi
    Xlendi, Island of Gozo

    Claims to have the nicest beach on Gozo, which isn't saying much since most of the coastline is rocky! Much like Marsalforn, this is a harbour in a rocky inlet with a tiny beach. Again there are ladders all around and the water is clean, clear and lovely for swimming. There are a couple of canoes & pedalos for hire, too. Just a fun place to spend the afternoon - you can sit in a bar and literally just climb into the water when you get hot.

  • 7. Mgarr Ix-Xini
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mgarr_ix-Xini

    Probably the nicest spot we found for swimming. A very remote, rocky inlet on the south side of the island accessible through Xewkija and Sannat down a long, narrow road. But don't give up! When you arrive, there's a nice little restaurant and space for maybe a dozen or so cars. The water is shallow, clean & a lovely temperature and the bay has a rope across the neck to prevent large boats & jet skis from entering the swimming area. The boys had a great afternoon snorkelling amongst the fish (and trying to catch them!).

  • 8. Barbarossa
    http://www.gozodiving.com/indexuk.htm

    We bought tickets for the Barbarossa round-Comino half-day excursion. Barbarossa is a sailing boat (although it was under power when we were on board) and carried about 15 people on a four-hour tour of Comino, a small island off Gozo. We had alot of fun - the boys swam in the Blue Lagoon for about 20 minutes, then we headed around the island eventually coming to the Crystal Lagoon where we swam and fed the fish, great for snorkelling. The water was lovely. Lunch was pretty decent and was served on board before heading back to Mgarr. A really nice excursion (compared with the Jeef Safari which didn't look like fun at all!)