Gozo has been ranked 6th in the ‘TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2013 Top Ten Islands in Europe.’ TripAdvisor spokeswoman, Emma Shaw said that TripAdvisor’s inaugural list of the world’s best islands was based on millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists on the travel website over the past year.
TripAdvisor describes the island of Gozo as – “Part of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo is the second-largest of the seven-island chain and basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. More rural than its sister island, Malta, Gozo has a population of 31,000. Home to some of the oldest religious structures in the world, the fascinating Ggantija temples, the island offers dramatic orange-red sands and perfect snorkeling waters at striking Ramla Bay. Rickety buses ply Gozo’s roads, making getting about the island an exciting component of your trip.”
The highest ranking European island to feature on the list was Santorini, in Greece, known for its black volcanic-soil beaches, whitewashed buildings and dramatic views. The Greek islands took four of the slots; joining Santorini were Cephalonia, Naxos and Zakynthos.
Malta was not placed in the list.