After visiting for nearly 20 years and being related to majority of the inhabitants on the island, I'd like to consider myself a professional when it comes to Gozo. Whilst our family are from Nadur and we often stay in the east of the island, Gozo is only 14km by 7km, so its fairly easy to visit everything the small Mediterranean island has to offer. Despite it's size, Gozo has a rather devastating past, whilst inhabited by the Knights of St John, it suffered the Great Siege in which the majority of locals were taken as slaves by the Turkish. Moreover, whilst an advantage during WWII, due to its advantageous proximity to Africa and Italy, Malta was heavily bombed. Despite this, Gozo remains a cheery peaceful island, decorated with idyllic beaches and peaceful villages, and until recently has remained mainly tourist-free.
The Gozotian way of life is so laid back, that it's hard not to be relaxed on this island of only 31,000 inhabitants (Tripadvisor). The limestone streets are often found lined with elderly islanders simply watching the world go by, or gossiping with their neighbours, visiting this place can seem like a step into the past. Gozo also boasts some incredible mediterranean cuisine. Te local delicacy of rabbit is often a popular option, whilst pizza and pasta dishes are among the best in the med. What makes this food even more special though, is that a large majority of produce is grown on the island (evident from the numerous vegetable patches you are bound to pass).
I may be biased, but I think Gozo is a hidden gem, and perhaps the most relaxing place I've ever visited, whilst also containing an interesting and humbling history.
£1= roughly 1.1 Euro (ouch)
TIME DIFFERENCE: +1 Hour
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer May-September has great weather.
August is the peak for weather and can be a little unbearable expect 30+
Winter/low seasons - it's pretty pointless, not only is the weather harsh, most restaurants and hotels are closed.
FLIGHT TIME: 3 Hours from the UK
PRICE RANGE: Food and drink especially is averagely priced.
Alcohol is relatively cheap.
Public transport is cheap.