Victoria is the capital of Gozo, an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It is also known locally as Rabat, the orginal name for the old town of Gozo. Victoria is a medieval town with an ancient Citadel as its major tourist attraction.
Other attractions in Victoria include the Gozo Cathedral and Square, St. George’s Square and the Gozo archeological museum. In the nearby town of Xaghara are the ?gantija Temples, regarded as one of the oldest freestanding buildings in the world.
Things to See & Do
* Cathedral of Gozo
* Gozo archeological museum
* Main square market
* ?gantija Temples
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Maltese, English
Land Area – 2.9 km²
Population –7,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 356
Port Location – The port is located at Mgarr, on Gozo island.
Travel Links – Malta possesses its own national carrier, Air Malta, with regular connections to many European, North African and Middle Eastern centres. Ryanair fly to/from London Luton, Dublin, Bremen, Pisa, Stockholm (Skavsta), Valencia and Girona. The island's international Airport is located at Luqa.
There are frequent fast ferries to the Sicilian port of Catania, Italy. The trip takes around 4 hours, can get bumpy (or cancelled) if it's windy, and is often more expensive than flying.
There is also a highspeed catamaran between Pozzallo and Valletta that takes approximately 90 minutes.