Thursday, January 23, 2020



General and useful information on Gozo, how to get to Gozo, calendar of events on Gozo, where are the beaches, Bars and Restaurants, Real Estate, Insurance, health care providers, Pharmacies, Doctors, Dentists and much more...

Holiday Shopping

Gozo may be small in size, but it has a wide range of shopping facilities. Most of these can be found in the capital, Victoria, where there are three shopping centers, Arkadia, The Duke and Tigrija Palazz.  Here you can find department stores, supermarkets, opticians, fashion and cosmetic shops, haberdashery, jewellers and cafes.  But don't miss out, take some time to explore the older parts of Victoria, and you will be well rewarded. For the visitor there is much to browse over whilst looking for that holiday memento...

Craft items - where to buy

in Gozo visit the Crafts Centre in the Citadel, and Ta' Dbiegi Craft village at San Lawrenz - you will find the best range of goods at these places, but local crafts can be found in other shops and establishments throughout the islands.  Craft items, such as knitwear, lace and basketware have a long history are of great cultural value to the island.  The Arabs introduced cotton into Malta, from around 870, and along with it expertise in weaving and dyeing.  During the period of the Knights, Gozitan cotton linen was very highly sought after in Europe.  Silverware and filigree work is very attractive, and the Maltese gold and silversmiths are highly skilled at their craft.

Lace making

making lace is fascinating to watch; the pattern is drawn up on parchment paper and holes pricked to show where  the pins should be positioned to allow the linen 'lace' threads to be worked.  Priests encouraged lace-making in Gozo during the 19th century and before long lace-making spread to become an island industry.  Examples of lace were sent to the Exhibition of Industries held in London in 1880.  This art is usually passed from mother to daughter, and today you can still see women working their lace whilst sitting outside their houses.
filigree & silverware

there are many fine examples of antique Maltese silverware in museums, churches and private houses.  The Knights introduced the use of silverware at their hospitals, to help prevent the spread of infection, and there are many rare pieces held in private collections.  The craft is carried on in small workshops throughout the islands, and you will find a huge range of designs available for purchase at jewellery  shops and craft centres - look out the delicate and intricate filigree broaches.

Glassware & pottery

pottery is one of the most ancient of Maltese crafts, and dates back to the megalithic period.  You can find many household items and souvenirs such as candlesticks and decorative tiles and flowerpots made in the traditional way.  Glassware is entirely mouth blown and hand made, and comes in an array of colours and inventive shapes and sizes.  You can see glassblowers at work at Gozo Glass in Gharb.

the Islands have been renowned for the high quality of their cloth for centuries.  Today, fabrics are produced by hand and mechanised means.  Gozo produces a wide range of knitted garments, rugs and wall hangings.  You can find these for sale all over the island at very reasonable prices.

this is an old craft, developed for the needs of the fishing and agriculture industries.  The market in Independence Square, Victoria  usually have a good variety of these items, along with pieces in wickerwork.
things to eat and drink

there's a vast selection - try out Gozitan Thyme Honey, peppered goats cheese Gbejniet, nougat and the Maltese snack Pastizzi, filled with cheese or peas...or what about Gozitan Olive Oil or a bottle or two of excellent wine...

Health Services

Malta and Gozo have excellent medical care facilities. Medical care in general follows the recommendations of the World Health Organisation. Pharmacists are highly trained and have wide ranging prescribing powers, perhaps more so than in say the UK.  Most well known drugs are available here, but visitors with specific requirements should ensure that they bring an adequate supply of their medication and it is a good idea to bring a prescription along with you on your trip. All doctors on the Maltese islands speak English, and Italian is also widely understood.

Holiday Health Care

Health agreements exist with many countries including member EU states.  The European Health Insurance card replaces the old E111 form and makes it easier to get medical care quickly.  Currently, the EEA comprises of 25 member states of the European Union together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.  Your European Health Insurance Card is evidence that you are part of a health insurance scheme administered by another EEA/EU  state or Switzerland, and is valid for use throughout any of these countries, including Malta and Gozo.   For more information contact the health authority in the area where you live before you travel.

Health Care Insurance

For added peace of mind, ensure you are properly covered - click here for more information about private health care insurance.


There are numerous pharmacies throughout Gozo, and most keep normal shop opening hours, 8.30am - 12.30pm, then 4.00pm - 7pm.  A duty roster of pharmacies are open on Sundays and this is listed in the weekend newspapers and broadcast on radio, and often displayed in pharmacy windows.




Name Address Telephone   
Fontana Pharmacy Triq il-Għajn Fontana Gozo 21566979  
Lauretana Pharmacy 36 Triq l-Mgarr Ghajnsielem Gozo 21563017  
Ghajnsielem Pharmacy Independence Square Ghajnsielem Gozo 27203615  
Sokkors Pharmacy Triq San Girgor Kercem Gozo 21553018  
Ta' Pinu Pharmacy 23 Triq Frangisk Portelli Gharb Gozo 27888128 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tony's Pharmacy Triq il-Qbajjar Marsalforn Gozo 21563617  
Nadur Pharmacy 31 Pjazza t-Tmienja u Ghowrin Ta April 1688 Nadur Gozo 21563589  
Vella Pharmacy Triq it-Tlettax ta'Dicembru Nadur Gozo 21566431  
St Joseph Pharmacy 28 Pjazza San Guzepp Qala Gozo 21555348  
Pisani Pharmacy Triq Sannat Sannat Gozo 21564447  
Abela Health & Beauty 42 Triq GPF Agius De Soldanis Victoria Gozo 21556170  
Azzopardi Pharmacy Triq il-Kapuċċini Victoria Gozo 21563233  
Batu Pharmacy, 38, Triq Palma Victoria Gozo 21551841  
Castle Pharmacy 2, Misrah l-Indipendenza Victoria Gozo 21556970  
Palm Pharmacy 2, Triq Palma Victoria Gozo 21566170  
Taċ-Ċawla Pharmacy, Triq 7 ta' Ġunju 1919 Victoria Gozo 21557819  
Joyce's Pharmacy Vjal it-8 ta’ Settembru Xaghra Gozo 21561486  
Xagħra Pharmacy 157, Triq il-Knisja Xaghra Gozo 27551140  
Gozo Chemists Mgarr Road Xewkija Gozo 21557278  
St. John's Pharmacy, 85, Triq l-Indipendenza Xewkija Gozo 21563052  






Gozo has one government run general hospital at Triq l'Arcisqof  Pace, Victoria - telephone +356 21562700

There are also a number of Polyclinics in outlying villages and a larger one in Victoria, able to offer first aid and medical services

Ambulance - dial 196

Emergency Services - dial 112

List or Medical Doctors


Name Address   Telephone
Abela Dr. Anna Maria, M.D. Kohi-Noor' Triq il-Kapuccini, Rabat (Victoria0 Family Doctor 21552743
Agius Dr. George, MD
Trafalga' 'Capuchiness Street', Rabat (Victoria)     
Anastasi Dr. Bernard  F.R.C.R. MD
The Olaender Flat No.2 Triq Gnien Imrik, Xaghra
Aquilina Dr. Raymond, F.R.C.S(Ed), L.R.C.P, M.R.C.S, MD
Noctorum Sqaq il-Fgura, Gharb    
Attard Dr Jason M.D.
95 Frangisk Camilleri Street, XAGHRA    
Attard Dr. Veronica M.D.
'A La Marton' St. Blas Street, NADUR
Attard Dr. Ruth M.D. 
86 Triq l-Imqades, XAGHRA
Bajada Dr Stefan M.D.
Villa Bronja Tower Street, XLENDI
Trauma & Orthopaedics  
Bezzina Sultana Dr. Maureen  M.D.
Thistle Court Penthouse No.3 Triq Tal-Gidi, XEWKIJA 
Borg Dr. John, M.D. CCST(Psych) (Malta)
In God We Trust' Triq Gedrin, Rabat (Victoria)  
Bugeja Dr. Maria M.D.
'Jasmine' Cetta Mintoff Street, VICTORIA
Cini Custo Dr. Romina M.D.  D.F.S.R.H (U.K), M.R.C.O.G (U.K) 26 Church Street, GHARB    
Cordina Dr. Steve Mario, M.D., Dipl. Vasc. Neur. (ABPN), Dipl. ESN (Univ. of Minnesota), Cert. Neurosonology (ASN), Cert. NCC (UCNS)
19 By The Bastion Road, VICTORIA
Cremona, Dr Charmaine M.D.
32A Republic street, VICTORIA
Curmi Dr. Victor, M.D. MRCP(UK)
3 Triq Sir Pawlu Boffa, Rabat (Victoria)   21564875
Curmi Dr. Victor, M.D. MRCP(UK)
Marvic' Triq it-Tabib Anton Tabone, Rabat (Victoria)   21560237
Cutajar Dr. Martin MD
Ta Mannara' Triq San Pietru, Gharb   21564109
Dingli Philip Mr
  Cardiologist 21551841
Dimech Dr. Catherine M.D.
God Bless Canada' Mro Dirjano Lanzon Street Rabat (Victoria)    
Ellis Dr Natalie, MD
27 Triq Sir Arturo Mercieca, Rabat Family Doctor 21562634
Farrugia Dr. Marie Eleanor
‘Villa Farrugia’ Municipju Ruman Street, Rbata (Victoria)
Farrugia Dr. Frank, MD., MRCP (UK) DGM
Il-Ponta tal-Wiri' Sqaq il-Fgura, Gharb   21558382
Farrugia Dr. Joseph, M.D.
Roche Au Vent' Triq Sarg, Kercem   21551173
Farrugia Dr. Teddie George, M.D., D.A. Residence: 47/48 Pjazza San Frangisk, Rabat Family Doctor 21551223
Fenech Dr. Joseph
'Mariosa' St. Paul's Fief Street, KERCEM
Galea Dr. Ian, M.D. Nautilus' Triq il-Kapuccini, Rabat Family Doctor 21561456
Galea Dr. Joseph, M.D. 22A Triq it-Trux,  Gharb   21553133
Galea Dr. Ruth
Imberraq Vestru Street, XAGHRA Family Doctor  
Gatt Dr. Bryen Emanuel Teddy
John Mary Mansion' Gilju Street, Rabat Victoria
Family Doctor  
Grech Dr. Anton, M.D., M.Sc.(Psych.) (U.K), M.R.C.Psych. (U.K)  Daneville' Triq Pompej, Rabat Psychiatrist 21562969
Grech Dr. Coronato, M.D. Ta' Xewka' Triq l-Indipendenza, Kercem Family Doctor 21556206
Galea Dr. Francesca M.D.
 Marouska' Our Lady of Carmel Street, Munxar
Grech Dr. Humbert, M.D. 105A Triq it-Tigrija, Xaghra   21556870
Grech Dr. Joanna M.D.
22 Spring Street, XAGHRA    
Grech Dr. Joseph Francis, M.D., D.P.H. 63 Triq Ghar Qawqla, Marsalforn   21556197
Grech Dr. Maria M.D. MRCEM (U.K.)
Ta' Xewka Independence Street, Kercem
Grech Dr. Reuben M.D., EDiHNR (Austria), EDiR (Austria), FFR RCSI (Ireland), MSc (Edin), MRCS (Edin), FRCR (UK)   19 Archbishop P. Pace Street, VICTORIA    
Grech Dr. Stephan M.D.
19 Archbishop P. Pace Street, VICTORIA    
Grima Dr. Martha M.D.
Narcissus' Triq il-Madonna tas-Sokkors, Kercem
Jaccarini Dr. Carol John, M.D.,F.R.C.P.(Lond)D.C.H(Lond) Veduta Court, Flat 3 Triq il-Madonna ta' Lourdes, Nadur   21561473
   Kravchenko Dr. Oleksandr M.D., Spec. in Surgery (Ukraine), Dr. of Science (Ukraine) 
 Don Bosco Flats Flat No.1 Triq L-Imblokk Tal- Francizi, VICTORIA  Surgeon  
Magro Dr. Michael M.D. 
19 St John The Baptist Sqr, XEWKIJA
Masini Dr. Mario Victor, M.D. Ta' Germida' Triq Gnien Xibla, Xaghra Family Doctor 21557448
Mercieca Dr. Franco M.D. F.R.C.Ophth Ta Horace Triq ta’ Semper, QALA Ophthalmologist  
Mercieca Dr. Sarah Ann M.D.
Maria Carolina Cauchi Street, VICTORIA
Mercieca Dr. Victor, M.D., SPEC. PAED.(LEUVEN) 64 Triq il-Manwala, Xewkija   21560896
Mifsud Dr. Simon M.D. Gesu Redentur' Guze Flores Street, Kercem    
Pace Asciak Dr. Renzo M.D. M.Sc. (Health Information), M.Sc. (Public Health Medicine)
Marvic Triq San Xmun, XLENDI    
Portelli Dr. Julian Paul M.D.
Tower Apartments Flat No.6 Tower Street St Lawrence
Family Doctor  
Portelli Dr.  Mark M.D.
Iiris Sir. Luigi Camilleri Street, Victoria
Portelli Dr. Michael M.D.
29 By The Bastion Road, VICTORIA     
Psaila Dr. Anselm, M.D. Ave Marija' Triq Kercem, Kercem   21564898
Rapa Dr. Joseph J., M.D Ta' Cetta' Triq l-Imgarr, Ghajnsielem Family Doctor 21558637
Rapa Dr. Josephine neè Hili M.D.
Hienja Racecourse Street, XAGHRA
Refalo Dr. Michael J., M.D. San Mikliel, Triq Guze Cremona, Rabat (Victoria) Family Doctor 21562861
Saliba Dr. Mario M.D. 64 Triq ta' Said, Nadur Family Doctor 21553730
Scarrow Dr. Paul BM BS (U.K.) 
42 Gnien Xibla Street, XAGHRA
Sciberras Dr. Patricia neè Saliba M.D.
43 Soil Street, XEWKIJA 
Sciberras Dr. Patrick, M.D. Dar Anna' Triq Sannat, Sannat   21565678
Sciberras Dr. Robert M.D., M.R.C.P. (UK), Dip Health Mang. (Keele), F.R.C.P. (London), FRCP (Edin)
43 Soil Street, XEWKIJA     
Scicluna Dr. Ruth M.D. 
Mater Christi' L-Andrijiet Street, Munxar
Spiteri Dr.  Ercole M.D. Villa Loreto Bishop Buttigieg Street, Qala Family Doctor  
   Xuereb Curmi Dr. John M.D.
Lina Paul Portelli Street, VICTORIA
Family Doctor  
Xuereb Dingli Dr. John, M.D.
Thistledew' Triq Santa Elizabetta, Xewkija
Family Doctor 21553409
Vella DR. Ivan. M.D. F.R.C.S. (Edin), M.R.C.S. (Eng); L.R.C.P. (London)
40B, 'Hebron' Main Gate Street, Victoria
Ophthalmologist 21556170
Vella Dr. Joseph M.D. 
‘Asgard’ Triq is-Sajjieda, FONTANA
Vella Dr. Mignonne M.D. EFOG-EBCOG
56 'Victoria' Republic Street, VICTORIA
Zammit Dr. Christian M.D. 
3 Palm Street, VICTORIA
Zammit Dr. Marie-Claire M.D.
Sunflower Triq Bertrija , XAGHRA









Dental Services

Dentist Address


Dr Franco Mercieca BChD(Hons),  CDC Pjazza J F Kennedy  Victoria 21550660
Dr Marion Farrugia BChD Ta' Mliet Court/1 Triq L- Arcisqof Pietru Pace Victoria 21564722
Dr Tanya Casha Camilleri BChD 19 Triq Taht Putirjal Victoria 21559242
Dr Nicolette Camilleri BChD 19 Triq Taht Putirjal Victoria 21559242
Dr Kevin Galea BChD Abelas Health & Beauty 42 Soldanis Street Victoria 21556170
Dr John Michael Cordina BChD 19 Triq ta' Wara S-Sur, VICTORIA  
Dr. Melanie Cefai BChD Our Cottage Wardija Street, QALA  
Dr Joseph Xuereb BChD 7 Triq Sir Adrian Dingli Victoria 21557323



Health Insurance



Health Insurance cover on Gozo with Atlas healthcare ltd

Your health is your most valuable asset. However, health insurance tends to be complicated, and it can be difficult to understand exactly what you are covered for.

There are three levels of levels of Health Insurance cover.

  • New Private Clinic Plan
  • New Private Hospital Plan
  • New International Plan

Health Insurance Quotation

Optional cover and extensions can be added to the standard policy benefits to tailor for individual requirements.

New Private Clinic Plan – This plan is aimed at providing limited cover for treatment in private clinics or hospitals and benefits may also be used overseas. The plan also provides cover for out-patient benefits including consultations with GPs and specialists. Please refer to the Summary section for further information.

New Private Hospital Plan – This plan is designed to cover treatment carried out in local supporting private hospitals, with a direct settlement service. Also includes limited benefits for treatment in overseas hospitals, cover for GP and specialist consultations, and a full refund for out-patient specialist-referred CT and MRI scans. Please refer to the Summary section for full information.

New International Plan – This plan provides cover for treatment anywhere in the world (except the USA and Canada), with direct settlement services available with a wide network of supporting hospitals worldwide. It also includes international repatriation and emergency evacuation services. Out-patient benefits include cover for GP consultations, prescribed drugs and dressings, and a full refund for specialist consultations and diagnostic tests. Please refer to the Summary section for full information.

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J. Debrincat Limited
Debrincat Building
St Francis Square
Victoria Gozo VCT 2040
Tel: +356 21553960, 21560102
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