Ghasri is the smallest village of Gozo but it does still have a general store selling daily essentials. A lighthouse on Gurdan hill, better known as the Gurdan Lighthouse, dominates Ghasri. The famous lighthouse rises 180 metres above sea level and was inaugurated in 1853. On the hill around the lighthouse there are some marvellous 360 degree views of Gozo and this lures lots of walkers, who challenge the rather steep path up to the hilltop. From the Village Square, a road leads to the fabulous valley of Wied il-Ghasri. On the way, there is an old charming chapel dedicated to the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Patronage Chapel. The Wied il-Ghasri area is a marvellous country walk or cycling route, especially in winter and spring. The valley ends in the sea, wedged between high cliffs where a secluded little inlet makes it ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Indeed, the sea around Wied il-Ghasri is very popular among divers.
Gozo is only 14km long and 7km wide - the sea, bars, shops and some of the finest restaurants in the Mediterranean are never more than a 15 minute drive away. Cheap public transport is available; however car hire is relatively inexpensive and will give greater opportunities for exploring less accessible area. We recommend car hire for all self-catering stays in Gozo. All roads in Gozo lead to Victoria (about 3km from Karmnu,) also known as Rabat, which is where the fortified citadel sits atop a summit. It is a great place to watch the Islanders go about their day, especially when the main market square, It-Tokk, comes to life. The town also has a thriving cultural life of its own, with some surprising attractions ranging from opera to horse races in the main street on festa day. Ggantija Neolithic temples, which is the oldest man made structure and a World Heritage Site, is a short bus ride away from the Victoria bus terminus.
Gozo is about a 1.5 hour transfer from Malta International Airport by road, including the 25 minute ferry crossing from Cirkewwa in Malta to Mgarr in Gozo.