Marsalforn has developed into Gozo’s most popular seaside holiday resort. Encompassing a fishing harbour, beach and tourist resort, the area is lively in summer while tranquil and quiet during the rest of the year. The village has around 350 full time inhabitants and serves as the summer residence for many locals who are drawn to its pretty setting and friendly atmosphere. The Calypso Hotel is located in the heart of the resort close to all the seafront restaurants, cafes and bars.
Gozo is known to provide a restful haven for a tempo and scene change. A wonderful sanctuary where progressively people forget their mobiles, shut down their laptops and reboot on this calm, exquisite island. The real beauty of Gozo, apart from its stunning seascape and interior, lies in the villages. Here, it seems as if time really does stand still. The locals treasure their peace and the villages are tranquil, proving to be a wonderful respite from the trials and tribulations of everyday life for visitors.
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 minutes drive away. Cheap public transport is available; however car hire is relatively inexpensive and will give wider opportunity for exploring. All roads in Gozo lead to Victoria, 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 all its own, with some surprising attractions ranging from opera to horse races in the main street on festa day. Ggantija Neolithic temples, which are the oldest man made structure and a World Heritage Site, are 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.