‘Ir-Rabat’, better known as ‘Victoria’, is Gozo’s hub of everyday activity, and lies at the very centre of Gozo. Offering a combination of shops, cafes, restaurants, and Gozo’s largest public garden (The Villa Rundle), Victoria is only a five-minute drive away from Marsalforn, and public transport service is frequent. Furthermore, the recently restored and rehabilitated Cittadella, the Old City, lies at the very heart of Victoria, and hosts a Visitors’ Centre, numerous museums, as well as the baroque Cathedral of Gozo dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Gozo’s cultural calendar is a rich one, capable of filling up your holiday planner with exciting and sometimes surprising attractions. With two opera houses (the Aurora Opera House and the Astra Theatre) a few meters away from each other in central Victoria, a festa every weekend during the summer months, organised and spontaneous Carnival activities annually, traditional processions and religious activities thoughout the year, you will most certainly not be bored while staying in Gozo. Contact Front Desk for a full list of all the events taking place in Gozo during your stay, and make sure to participate in some of Gozo’s finest cultural events.
One of the more attractive aspects of Gozo is its rurality, and there is no better way to experience it than by participating in hands-on farming activities. Dreams of Horses Farm is a family business with a lifetime’s experience in managing and caring for horses, and their services include carriage tours, lessons in horse-riding, horse-assisted therapy and hands-on farming activities. Pre-book your session directly from our Front Desk, and experience the simple pleasures that nature can offer.
Diving in Gozo is the dream of numerous passionate divers worldwide. In fact, Gozo is the perfect destination for any traveller who is after the ideal Mediterranean diving holiday. Hotel Calypso offers you the possibility of exploring the deep blue seas through its own Dive Centre – Calypso Diving Centre – whether you’re a seasoned diver, or a newbie. Contact Front Desk for further information regarding dives and diving courses available.
If you’ve chosen Gozo as your holiday destination, a boat trip is a must. Hotel Calypso has teamed up with Xlendi Pleasure Cruises Ltd, the biggest company of its kind in Gozo, which company offers a number of boat trip options around Gozo and Comino to suit your budget and itinerary. Bookings may be made at Front Desk, while free transport from Marsalforn (literally a few metres away from Hotel Calypso) to the departure point is included in your package.
Feeling adventurous? Whether it’s a jetski, a kayak, a paddle-boat, speed-boat or private boat charter that you’re after, you can do it all during your holiday in Gozo. Feel free to contact Front Desk for further information.
Gozo’s hilly terrain means it’s the ideal spot for walking and trekking enthusiasts, and the mild winter makes the great outdoors accessible all year around. Pick up a map of Gozo from our Front Desk and set off to explore the secluded areas and picturesque beaches around Gozo.