Words by VISITGOZO / MINISTRY FOR GOZO | Extract taken from May's 2023 Il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here
As we are currently in the month of May and spring is in full swing, it may be a great time to plan a trip to the lovely island of Gozo. You’re sure to be captivated by its allure.
Countryside in splendour
Gozo’s countryside is currently blooming, turning the island into a magical outdoor playground. A jigsaw puzzle of green and colourful carpets flowing over the terraced hills and confined by the rubble walls provide a sight that’s not only a delight to behold. It’s perfect for those who love hiking, cycling, trekking, climbing and bouldering. Just imagine, closing your eyes in the warm sunshine and listening to the chirping birds whilst taking in the fresh air.
Weather is just perfect
Not hot, not cold, just mild, making it truly pleasant to be out at any time during the day. Whether you’re touring around the island, visiting the museums and places of interest or engaging in outdoor activity like climbing, hiking or kayaking, spring is about making the most of the longer days and thus getting so much more out of your vacation!
Have the beaches all to yourself
Spring is the time when you’ll still be able to savour the peace at the beaches. It’s the time of the year when many are yearning to take their first dip. Whether you dive in or not, it’s up to you but we do suggest that you enjoy some time at the beach.
Coastal trekking can be done any time, but in spring you will avoid the sweltering summer heat. In Gozo, coastal trekking will take you along sandy and rocky shores, sheer cliffs and plateaus inlaid with fossils. And remember there are 2 ways to explore the coast – you can trek around or else you can enjoy a boat trip to catch sight of the coastal caves that are only accessible from the sea.
Delight your taste buds
You’re lucky if you’re on the island in spring as this is the season for the juiciest and reddest of strawberries that you’ve ever feasted on! Late spring also brings in the loquats. And on another note, wine from the previous harvest season is usually opened during Spring. So make sure you check out the local DOK Gozo.
For so many reasons, Spring is indeed the time to visit Gozo.