Port of Call Information

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Gozo Island, Malta


Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
54 54 56 60 66 73 79 79 75 69 63 57

Overview

Gozo is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, second in size to Malta Island. Gozo is part of the country of Malta. The island has an estimated population of 31,000,with 7,000 of which live in its capital, Rabat, also known as Victoria. In July of 1551 Ottomans and Barbary pirates occupied Gozo and enslaved all 4,000 or 5,000 residents, bringing them to Tarhuna Wa Msalata in Libya. The history of Gozo is clearly attached with the history of Malta, since Gozo has been governed by Malta, with the exception of a short period of self-rule between October 28, 1798 and September 5, 1800. The construction of a bridge between the two islands was the subject of debate for years. At present the island is reachable by ferry boat or helicopter.

Things to Do

There are a couple of site seeing spots to see if you are visiting the Island of Gozo. Try to visit St. George's Basilica, Gharb Folklore Museum, Ggantija Temple, Ta' Cenc, and the Ghantija Megalithic Temples. These are all historic and religious sites so make sure they are on you itinerary.

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