Located in North-west Malta, Gozo is the archipelago's second biggest island. But how to find accommodation there? Find out in this article.
Stretching over 67 km², Gozo is one if the eight islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. It is, in fact, Malta's second biggest island, with a rural environment, along with picturesque hills. In fact, Gozo has even chosen to illustrate its magnificent hills on its flag.
Gozo is deemed to be the less developed part of Malta, with some 37,000 inhabitants, including 4% of expatriates. But in keeps on attracting nature lovers thanks to its lush nature and huge historical legacy. Ggantija temples, for instance, is one of the most ancient and popular places of interest on the island.
It also hosts 46 churches, including the Xewkija Church which can host up to 3,000 worshipers. If you find time to visit this church, you will be delighted by its dome which is bigger than that of the Saint-Paul's Cathedral in London.
On the other hand, Gozo is a resort that attracts tourists in large numbers along with seducing the local population. It is deemed to be one of the best diving sites of the whole Mediterranean region. You can also practice different types of water sports in its lagoons.
Gozo is said to be a calm and peaceful island, providing a very relaxed lifestyle to its inhabitants. It provides a serene environment, far from urban noise, pollution and other types of nuisance. As the island is less developed than Malta, you will probably have to travel to the main island every morning if you have found a job there. But this should not be a problem if you have chosen to relocate in a rural landscape, far from modernity. You will thus be able to enjoy a lost long candor which will definitely enhance your expat experience.
First of all, start by deciding which type of accommodation you would prefer to rent in Gozo: studio, house, farmhouse. You should also plan the appropriate budget. If you are not yet acquainted with the country and its features, it would be wise to seek the help of a real estate agency. But you can also browse offers in classified ads in local newspapers and on the Internet by typing the following keywords: “renting property gozo” or “rental services gozo, for example.
Note that most accommodation options are found in Victoria, which is also known as Rabat. You can also turn to Fontana, Għajnsielem, Għarb, Għasri, Kerċem, Munxar, Nadur, Qala, San Lawrenz, Sannat, Xagħra, Xewkija and Żebbuġ.
In general, rent prices in Gozo vary according to the property's surface area. Hence, you will need around 400 euros a month for a studio against 1,000 euros a month for a house with a swimming pool. All you need is some patience to find the best opportunity. In all cases, real estate agents will be glad to help you make your choice. Note, however, that local laws are strict with regard to property rental. Find more information in the article Accommodation in Malta.
Expat.com – Housing in Malta
Government of Malta – Renting a property in Malta www.gov.mt
Housing Authority www.housingauthority.com.mt
Yellow – Directory of real estate agents www.yellow.com.mt
Gozo Directory www.gozo.com
Victoria Local Council www.victoria.org.mt