Today’s monumental shrine to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu was built between 1920 and 1931. Its origins trace back to June 1883 when a peasant woman, from the village of Għarb, Karmni Grima, was alleged to have heard the voice of the Virgin Mary in the small chapel that then occupied the site. It quickly…
Hidden inside the high cliffs, overlooking the breathtakingly red sands of Ramla l-Ħamra beach, lies what is known as Calypso’s Cave, the cave purportedly referred to in Homer’s ‘Odyssey’. Gozo, according to the myth, was Homer’s isle of Ogygia, where the nymph Calypso held the Greek hero Odysseus as her “prisoner of love” for seven…
Malta and Gozo’s best beaches
Maltese beaches tend to be dramatic, rocky and sea-sculpted, with fewer soft, sandy curves of coast than you might expect. The Maltese make the most of every swimming spot – on these small islands you are never far from the sea, and water sports abound. Malta is Europe’s best diving destination, but even snorkelling here…
Gozo Comino Blue Lagoon and Caves Tour
Comino’s biggest draw is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered cove between the western end of the island and the uninhabited islet of Cominotto (Kemmunett in Malti). It’s incredibly beautiful and inviting, with a white-sand seabed and clear waters. The blue is so intense it’s as if you’ve stepped into an over-saturated postcard. The southern end…
Comino, named after the Cumin seed which naturally flourished the island, is a small island in the Maltese archipelago sitting between the islands of Malta and Gozo. It attracts many tourists and boats particularly around the famous Blue Lagoon, with its crystal clear aquamarine waters and pure white sandy sea bed. While it certainly shouldn’t…
Carnival Week is undoubtedly one of the most colourful events in the Gozitan – and Maltese – calendar. Traditionally preceding Christian Lent, Carnival provides five days of revelry with many people dressing up in colourful costumes and covering their faces with masks.
Qala International Folk Festival
Now in its 14th year, the Qala International Folk Festival has developed into a colourful celebration of cultures through folk dance and music.
The Agriculture and Industrial Show
The Agriculture and Industrial Show (known also as Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija) has been organized by the Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society since 1855.
Victoria International Arts Festival
For five weeks every year in June/July, Victoria joins the festival cities of the world, with artistes and ensembles from all over the world combining to leave their mark on the soul of the island.
Festival of Lights
When was the last time that you were truly awed? Make your way to Gozo and enjoy the crisp air as the sun sets and Ghar Ilma hill lights up in a spectacle of hundreds of flaming lanterns.