Malta facts and history in brief
Gozo has a distinct character all its own.
The countryside is prettier than that of its larger neighbour, the pace
is slower and there are fewer tourists.
The island has its share of medieval architecture and prehistoric temples,
making it a great place to see the best of what Malta has to offer.
The commercial centre of the island, Victoria, has a sleepy 17th century
The view from atop the Citadel, or 'Gran Costello,' takes in the entire
The Norman House, on the Citadel's grounds, houses an interesting folk
You can retrace the footsteps of Ulysses at Calypso's Cave, in the cliffs
overlooking Ramla Bay on the northeastern coast.
Other interesting sights on Gozo include the underground Alabaster Caves
in the tiny town of Xaghra, a couple of kilometres southwest of Ramla
Bay and the Ggantija temple complex, also near Xaghra, is the most spectacular
In 2001 Hui Chin and I spent some time on the Maltese islands.
By bus we traveled all over the islands, including taking the ferry
to Gozo and some of the smaller islands.
We also went on a sightseeing boat trip from Sliema Quay, around Valletta
and all the bays of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbours.
With frequent bus services and with some walking we managed to see just
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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