Two years ago we first went to the island of Gozo in Malta and decided to go back again this year in late June.
I didn't know until I researched Malta that Malta the country is made up of three islands. They are Malta island, Gozo and Comino. Comino is tiny and almost no one lives there. Malta is the main island where the vast majority of things happen and Gozo is a more old fashioned and rural island. Gozo is tiny, only 14km by 7km in area. We were attracted here due to the quiet nature of it. Sleepy villages with a few restaurants and very little development.
|Azure Window in Gozo|
|The house we stayed in in 2012|
|The 2014 house|
A kitty actually lived in the garden which was amazing, we fed it twice a day and it was so friendly and loving.
|The garden was so beautiful - lush and green with amazing trees and flowers and wildlife like lizards!|
We also visited Gun Blast Shooting range in Nadur. I have never shot a gun before and would generally be a bit nervy and scared of them. I got to try out a Glock pistol and I shot 50 rounds.
I was actually not too bad and hit lots of bullsyes (as well as quite a few not so near), however I did find it very nerve-wracking and I didn't love the recoil. I would definitely recommend going here, they were really nice and patient with me. I am glad I did it and it's a fun thing to say you have done!
Overall, I think Malta and Gozo in particular is a great place for a holiday. The weather is very sunny, no need for a jumper even in late evening when we were there (late June). It's perfect for relaxing and the island is so pretty. They also drive on the left, use three pin plugs and English is an official language so it's so easy to get about there. Food and drink is very cheap too so you don't spend much once you are there.
I would 100% recommend it to people looking for a quiet and beautiful holiday. Ryanair fly direct from Dublin a few times a week and it's only about 3.5 hours flight time so it's easy to get to.