Many say that everywhere you turn in Gozo you’ve got a great backdrop for an awesome photo and we tend to agree!
Words by Visitgozo / Ministry for Gozo | Extract taken from September'ss 2021 il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here
Whether you’re an ardent photographer who’s willing to wait for the perfect moment to capture a shot or if you’re looking for a lucky snap to beautify your Instagram feed, the island truly offers some very photogenic places to post on your social media and wow your followers and friends back home.
Here are some of the island’s most Instagrammable spots:
This very narrow and secluded bay is a haven for those who seek a quiet bathing area. It is also very popular with divers who like to explore the surrounding underwater caves.
Xlendi is a popular swimming, snorkelling and diving spot. There is a small sandy beach leading into shallow waters perfect for young and old, while for the more adventurous it is delightful to swim and snorkel in deeper water off the long stretch of rocks bordering the beach.
The Inland Sea
Dwejra boasts a number of beautiful natural spots and the Inland Sea must top the lot. The Inland Sea is a lagoon of seawater linked to the Mediterranean Sea through an opening formed by a narrow natural arch. On calm days, you can board a small fishing boat and go for a short boat ride through the archway into the open sea.
The Gozo Citadel
With its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, Cittadella, the ancient fortified city, stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the island.
The Cittadella is rich in buildings of architectural, military, and historical value, while its open areas afford a habitat to numerous rare species of flora and fauna. In visiting Cittadella, visitors step back in time, experiencing the past in a way they are unlikely to forget.
Ta’ Pinu Church
As one of Gozo’s most famous landmarks, Ta’ Pinu is an architectural masterpiece, especially inside with its superb sculptures and craftsmanship in Maltese stone. The parvis in front of the church is full of stunning mosaic and this area is especially beautiful during sunset hours.
The Xwejni Saltpans
The Saltpans in Gozo’s northerly coast just up from Marsalforn are a transfixing landmark and of vital importance, upholding an ancient trade and skill, whilst harvesting one of Gozo’s important natural raw materials – Salt.
Please respect the signs and avoid walking directly onto the salt-pans when taking photographs.
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