Falling in Love with Summer in Gozo

A summer getaway on the island of Gozo is about exhilaration, celebrations and the Mediterranean outdoor life. Take note of these tips about some of the things to do throughout your August stay in Gozo. 

ta' pinu

Whilst in Gozo, make sure you go on a general tour of the island, as this will ensure you have visited key sights and highlights such as Ġgantija Temples, the Citadel, Ta’ Pinu Shrine, and Dwerja.  There are plenty of things to do in summeer on the island of Gozo and there is no shortage of historic and cultural places to visit.   Each comes with its own story or legend.  You might want to consider touring with the island with a guide. Hop-on, hop-off buses, Tuk-tuks, jeep safaris, and Segway tours are also exciting ways to experience the island. 

Gozo’s summer life is about never-ending days where lingering at the beach and the sea plays a big part. Take time to explore the beaches and coast, but it’s imperative to indulge in a swim in the blue seas. But that’s the minimum for a beach holiday, because snorkelling and beach sports are also on the cards. If you crave thrills, spend an afternoon paddle boarding or kayaking.  Your beach holiday can also arouse the call of the sea. Take a boat trip and join coastal tours. 

kayaking in gozo

Some say you’ve never seen the world if you travel and never dive. With over 50 dive sites waiting to be explored, Gozo is a diving. So if you’ve never considered diving, maybe it’s time to take the plunge. There are many diving schools in Gozo. Diving is an activity that can even be undertaken by older children and teens, thus making it a unique activity that a family can experience.

In Gozo, summertime is party time. The villages’ feasts provide entertainment all through the summer months. This, combined with an array of concerts, exhibitions and festivals, ensures that there is always some event to experience on the island. 

celebrating the feast of St Mary in Gozo

Here are the main events happening in Gozo throughout August: 

4 – 5: Malta International Food Festival – Gozo Edition – Xewkija Square

3 – 6:  St Joseph’s Festa, Qala

8 – 10: St Laurence’s Festa, San Lawrenz

12 – 15:  Santa Marija Festa, Victoria

13: Xlendi Sunset Festival

13 – 15: Gozo’s Traditional, Agricultural, and Industrial Fair – Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria 

18: Rock Legends, Mġarr

18 – 20: Gozo Film Festival, Cittadella

17 – 20: Santa Marija Festa, Żebbuġ

23: Tisbit, Villa Rundle, Victoria.

24 – 27: Our Lady of Loreto Festa, Għajnsielem

You might not be an Instagram influencer, even though Gozo’s a favourite among those! But make sure that you take lots of photos while on the island. A summer vacation on the island is about vivid pictures  with dazzling blue skies during the day and luminous fireworks at night. The Gozo holiday album can be nothing but a flamboyant and lyrical memory.