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Gozo – Malta's Smaller Sister That Most Have Never Heard Of: Property News From

Most people have heard of Malta, but how many will have heard of Gozo, its smaller sister island?

BIRMINGHAM, UK / PR FREE / May 23 2012 --
Residents are known as Gozitans rather than Maltese - and are regarded as a rather strange bunch by the mainland residents of Malta itself – and vice-versa.

This is in part due to the much more rural nature of Gozo.

Thought to be the legendary isle of Calypso that features in Homer’s Odyssey, it remains Malta’s slightly standoffish and retiring sister isle - occupying less than 100 square kilometres of the Med.

If quiet is what's craved, then Gozo is the place to head.

Gozo has a climate and scenery to die for - set against the backdrop of the remains of thousands of years of history.

For those who are drawn to the sea, swimming, diving, yachting, windsurfing and motor sports are all within arm’s reach.

For those of a more historical bent, there are Baroque churches, the oldest freestanding temples in the world, forts and ancient villages – and, of course, the Citadel in the capital Victoria to explore.

For those who just want to watch the world go by, there are sandy beaches, spas and old stone farmhouses – many with very modern swimming pools.

Gozo is also perfect for walking, cycling and climbing.

The locals know how to enjoy themselves to with a plethrora of bars, good quality restaurants and nightclubs

The property rental market on Gozo is strong, as the island is a magnet for both the Maltese and overseas visitors alike. Tourism in both Malta and Gozo has seen strong growth in the last handful of years from across Europe, Scandinavia, The Middle East and even the U.S. - driven by a new network of low cost air flights.

Off-plan developments exist, such as one at the popular seaside resort of Marshalforn. With most properties enjoying sea views, 107,000 euros for a 2-bed apartment represents excellent value – with the extra of finishing costs.

A number of very select apartment developments are also taking place on Gozo.

Stunning views are the major feature of a unique development at the historic Fort Chambray which overlooks the main harbour – that links Gozo with Malta. The Fort provides an amazing backdrop and is over 300 years old. Prices here start from 315,000 euros for a 2-bedroom ground floor maisonette with pool.

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Issued by: Ray Woods of
Tel +44 121 373 2440

U.K.-based was founded by Ray and Elaine Woods who have owned their own property on Malta for 10 years, and they provide advice and guidance to others aiming to do the same. They work in association with Malta’s largest agency, Frank Salt Real Estate.

High Res photos are available of the above developments.

Journalists wishing to undertake fact-finding visits should email [email protected]

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