Ten things you (probably) did not know about Gozo
It is reported that the Inland Sea at Dwejra was one of Jacques Cousteau’s favourite dive sites.
Gozo is known for its hills – they are even featured on the island’s coat of arms.
According to Greek mythology, the island is the home of Calypso, the nymph in Homer’s Odyssey.
Gozo is just 14km long and 7.25km wide.
Ġbejniet are special cheeses, or cheeselets, from Gozo made from sheep’s milk. The peppered variety is particularly delicious.
Its inhabitants are known as Gozitans.
Over 1 million cars use the Gozo Ferry service between Cirkewwa (Malta) and Mgarr (Gozo) each year.
The beautiful Azure Window is disintegrating – a large chunk fell off in 2012 and it’s not expected to last much longer – make sure you visit it and take a photo while you still can!
The municipality of Għajnsielem, in the southeastern corner of Gozo, is the administrative centre for the smaller island of Comino.
The dome in Victoria’s Cathedral is not real! Lack of funds meant it was not possible to build a real dome so the artist Antonio Manuele was commissioned to paint an optical illusion of a dome on the flat ceiling of the interior.
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