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Stretching over 67 km², Gozo is one of the eight islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. It is Malta's second biggest island, though it is much more rural than its big sister. Gozo continues to attract expats, especially nature and history lovers thanks to its more lush landscape as well as its expansive historical legacy.

The Ggantija temples in Gozo, for instance, are one of the oldest standing human-made structures on Earth. The island also boasts 46 churches, including the impressive Xewkija Church, also known simply as the Rotunda.

Gozo is also a very popular tourist destination, attracting large numbers especially throughout the summer season. Those tourists include foreigners as well as local Maltese tourists who seek a quiet escape for a weekend or holiday.

Gozo also boasts some of the best scuba diving in the whole Mediterranean region. You can also enjoy different types of water sports in its calm lagoons and bays.

Gozo offers a multitude of trails for rambling and attracts many local tourists in the shoulder season, especially springtime when the island is lush and at its most beautiful.

Features of Gozo

Gozo is said to be a calm and peaceful island, providing a very relaxed lifestyle to its inhabitants. It provides a serene environment, with very little urban noise, pollution, or other types of nuisance.

Gozo island is less developed than Malta, with fewer job opportunities on offer. You can certainly commute between the islands – many Gozitans do that. However, you’ll find all the amenities you need in Gozo, including medical care and government services – so trips to the island of Malta are not necessary.

Find accommodation in Gozo

First of all, start by deciding which type of accommodation you would prefer to rent in Gozo: flat, house, or farmhouse. These are the most popular options available throughout the island.

You should also plan the appropriate budget. Gozo is cheaper than Malta for accommodations, but you can certainly find a full range of options available.

It is wise to seek the help of a real estate agent to locate currently available options since online listings are rarely up-to-date. But it can still help to browse offers in classified ads in local newspapers and online for a general sense of availability.

Note that the highest concentration of accommodation options is found in Victoria, which is also known as Rabat. You can also look into options in the areas of Fontana, Għajnsielem, Għarb, Għasri, Kerċem, Marsalforn, Munxar, Nadur, Qala, San Lawrenz, Sannat, Xagħra, Xewkija, Xlendi, and Żebbuġ.

 Useful links:

Government of Malta – Renting a property in Malta
Housing Authority
Yellow – Directory of real estate agents
Gozo Directory
Victoria Local Council

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