Where is Gozo Malta?

Let me tell you about the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret. The treasure Island of Gozo.

Gozo in Malta map - A map of Europe with an arrow pointing to Gozo in Malta.
A map of Europe with an arrow pointing to Gozo in Malta.

Is Gozo a Country? Gozo is part of the Maltese Archipelago of 3 islands, Comino, Gozo, and big sister, Malta, which is the country.

So where is Gozo, Malta island? 

5km Northwest of Malta and south of Sicily, the small island is 9 miles long by 5 miles wide – the equivalent of Manhattan!  

It was first inhabited in 5000 BC when farmers from nearby Sicily crossed the Mediterranean and settled. 

Unspoilt green countryside, rugged coasts, and golden beaches, surrounded by miles of Med blue.

Not just a summer gem but a worthy all-year destination.

What can I do on Gozo, Malta island? 

Rugged coasts for walking, hiking, and cycling. 

Golden beaches for diving, kayaking, swimming, and many exciting adventures.

Different from Malta, in every sense, Gozo has carefully preserved its traditional ways whilst adapting to the future. 

The island is relaxing, peaceful and 'laid back' in comparison. 

It is rural and green with beautiful countryside landscapes and coastal views. 

For a small island, Gozo has a big personality, rich in folk law, history, and culture. 

Rustic, charming, and charismatic with a warm hospitality. 

Unique and authentic, the Gozo experience lures visitors back time after time. 

How big is Gozo, Malta?

Being a modest 9 by 5 miles, any village or visitor interest on Gozo is no more than a few minutes away. 

A little longer on foot, but many holidaymakers take hours of pleasure walking to enjoy the scenic experience. 

Gozo is known for its idyllic walking adventures.

How to get around Gozo? 

For those considering Malta Gozo holidays, you can read our take of the options. 

These can suit various preferences from car hire, Uber taxi, local bus, quadbike, electric bikes, or even your own feet! 

Gozo, Malta Flights 

Due to its size, there is no commercial airport on Gozo. 

Visitors must first, fly to Malta, as it is the only airport for guests travelling to Gozo. 

Unless, of course, you’d prefer to sail by ferry from neighbouring Sicily, and bring the car over from Europe.

Reaching Gozo is simple – virtually regardless of your starting point.  

Jules is here to help every step of the way.

The number of destinations and airlines flying to Malta continues to increase in Europe and Worldwide.  

How to get from Malta to Gozo?

Transfer from Malta Airport to Gozo

There is approximately a 45-minute drive from Malta Airport to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal, north of Malta. 

From here, a frequent ferry journey of around 20 minutes will transfer you to Gozo. 

There are various options for transfer to Gozo and the team will help you organise the preferred option to suit.

Car hire On Gozo can also be planned and arranged in advance if required.  Our personal service will ensure all your needs are met. 

How to get from Malta Airport to your Gozo villa?

Jules direct private Transfer service

Chris at Jules Gozo Holidays will be your personal “travel buddy” once your Gozo Villa is confirmed and your flights to Malta booked.

For the height of ease, let us organise a seamless direct private transfer from door to door.  Alternatively, catch the X1 Airport Bus or a taxi, although taxi is not the best value option.

Car hire is also possible from the Airport, arranged with our worldwide hire partners.

Malta Gozo Ferry

Gozo Channel provides frequent ferry crossings, normally every 45 minutes,  24/7, 365 days a year.

Valletta "Fast Ferry" to Gozo

Spend some time visiting the City of Valletta, either before arriving on Gozo or a treat yourself to a day out from your Gozo holiday home. 

Gozo Highspeed is the fastest link from the Grand Harbour, Valletta to Mgarr, Gozo with a journey time of 45 minutes.