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Browse through our latest news update and articles related to the property market. Check out Esther’s fun blog insights on living and exploring Gozo

 

Esther Lafferty

Open Water Certification

The Mediterranean island of Gozo crams a huge amount of geological interest into its pocket-sized landmass from the smooth space-age rock formation on Marsalforn’s western side, best viewed across ix-Xwejni bay and the age-old salt pans on the coast road, to the large limestone arch, fifteen men tall, that juts out into the sea less than a mile from our

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Reflecting upon Science in the Citadel

Last weekend The Significant Other and I went to the ‘Science in the Citadel’ event in Gozo’s Victoria. In this stunning setting, both inside and alongside the honeyed-gold medieval bastions which went some way to keeping a challenging breeze at bay, a multitude of stands offered scientific interest and inspiration to both those who were visiting specifically and unsuspecting tourists

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Valletta: a Mediterranean fortress bathed in winter sun

Less than thirty miles from Gharb as the crow flies (though if you don’t have wings you’ll need to take a ferry) stands the age-old city of Valletta, a fusion of European, Arabic and North African influences: palm trees against golden stone, flat roofs and its signature enclosed wooden balconies hanging in bright colours above your head every way you

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ramla bay

Gozo’s story book beach

When The Boys were small, we had a children’s book (The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg) in which, unobtrusively in the backdrop of one of the early pages, a Spider-Man costume hung on the washing line between the everyday socks and vests and common-or-garden T-shirts. It made me smile every time I read the story as I too would look out of

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New Helicopter Service

A new helicopter service between Malta and Gozo allows people to reach every point on the two islands in just 10 minutes. Operated by HeliFly Limited, the idea of launching the service came from Italian lawyer Elio Blasio who has been living in Malta together with his family for over a year. Before becoming a lawyer, Dr Blasio was flight

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Property prices increase

Property recovers to pre-crisis highs Prices up 4.7% in 2016 Property prices in 2016 grew by 4.7% compared to the previous year, recovering to the pre-crisis peak, according to a report issued today by the Central Bank of Malta. However, the CBM said there was no cause for alarm about affordabilityas the ratio between the median house price and households’

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Gharb Gordan lighthouse

Taking our fancy

Gozo is a drop of gold and green which, with its cut-out cliff edges, could be a piece of paradise dropped into the azure sea long ago by Ancient Gods rollicking in the sunshine of the blue skies overhead. After all, legends tell that the island of Gozo was home to the nymph Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey. The charmingly-named ‘Gozo’

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The heart, the head and the feet

Ask anyone who has ever been to the Maltese Islands and, whether they’re young or old, they’ll wax lyrical. There are so many adventures and activities to be found there, and all on an archipelago with a land area that’s smaller of the Isle of Wight. Where else can you stand and find so much within an eight-mile diameter?We’re talking…

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A boutique island

Gozo is increasingly being described as a ’boutique’ island: just as a boutique hotel is small but perfectly formed, underpinned with character and class, individual style and quaintly intimate in setting, so is this island, this small sparkling gem of a place which offers so much to those who make it their home. The smaller of the two inhabited islands

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Malta is second best place in the world

Malta is (almost) the best place in the world for foreigners, says Expat Insider Few places keep expats happier than Malta.  Malta has been ranked as the second-best place in the world for foreigners to live by an industry survey of more than 14,000 respondents.  And while Taiwan was considered the better overall bet, the survey found that nowhere topped

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Maintaining the momentum

Property sales in Malta increased by 24% in 2015, compared to 2014 A positive outlook on the real estate market in Malta is not only perceived by the public. It has been confirmed by a recent study which Remax Malta commissioned through the Insight OmniBus Research initiative – a quantitative study carried out by means of a survey using a

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