About Gozo & Xaghra

Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago.  The population is about 25,000.  Most tourists who visit Gozo fall in love with it, and usually return for longer holidays.  Compared to Malta, Gozo has a more rural way of life and the locals enjoy a less hectic life style.  It is known as the island of Calypso.
Gozo is about 5 km to the North West of Malta.  This distance involves a 25 minute ferry crossing which is really enjoyable especially in summer.  Ferry services are frequent and reliable.  Gozo enjoys warm summers and mild winters and this makes it an ideal holiday destination all year round.  In winter/spring the landscape offers a green background with colourful flowers while in summer the brown fields contrast the blue sea.  On sunny wintry days walking to destinations has an added value and is recommended. On the other hand in the hot summer days a car would be an asset.
Xaghra lies on a hill in the north east of Gozo.  It is about 4 km away from the main town,Victoria.  It is one of largest villages in Gozo and is very well serviced by public transport.  Within walking distances you can find supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacies and churches.  It is a well known tourist destination.

Some interesting places in Xaghra (all within short walking distances from Tat-Torri:

  • Calypso’s Cave
  • Ggantija Temples
  • Kola Windmill
  • Museum of Toys
  • Ninu’s Cave
  • Stone Circle
  • Xerri’s Grotto