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Taxi & Tourist Information

 

Taxi Service

We offer taxi services for our customers. Feel free to ask when you contact us with your bookings.
Taxi services are subject to an extra fee

General Information

Currency:
As of January 2008 Malta adopted the Euro.

Banks:
Banks opening hours are: 0830 hrs to 1330 hrs, Mondays to Fridays and up to 1130 hrs on Saturdays. ATM’s are situated in all major commercial and tourist areas. 

Time:
Malta follows Central European Time (CET) which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Electricity:
Electricity runs on 240 volts, single phase the square fitting standard 3 pin British style plugs and sockets are used.

Water:
Tap water is safe for drinking.

Religion:
Malta is predominantly Roman Catholic, however there are also churches belonging to various other Religions.

Beach Facilities:
There are a number of Sandy beaches around the island. Popular beaches include Ramla Bay and Hondoq. Swimming in Malta and Gozo is completely safe and our Waters are literally Crystal Clear, beach facilities include, sun beds, umbrellas, bars & Restaurants, showers and changing rooms. On most beaches you will also find various Water sports, such as Jet skies, surfboards, paddling boats, kayaks and more.

Medical Care:
The Gozo General Hospital is the only hospital in Gozo and in fact one of the larger hospitals in the Maltese Islands with around 160 beds. In and out-patient services are offered as well as excellent medical care facilities. Emergency number is 112

Shopping:
Shops are usually opened from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs and 1600 hrs to 1900 hrs. However in most tourist areas such as Marsalforn, Xlendi and Victoria, shops stay open throughout the day and stay open until 20.00 hrs even on Sundays. All major credit cards are accepted at leading shops and restaurants.

Public Transport:
The main bus station is situated in Victoria, where one can find bus routes to all over Gozo including Ghajnsielem. Transport commences at 0700am and runs through until 11.00pm. More information about timetable, routes and schedule on http://www.publictransport.com.mt/home?l=1

 

How to Arrive to Gozo

When you arrive on Malta you either arrive by plane using the Malta International Airport MIA which is situated at Gudja Malta or by sea arriving at the Grand Harbour also known as the Port of Valletta. To get to Gozo you have to catch the ferry from the Port of Cirkewwa on Malta to the Port of Mgarr in Ghajnsielem, Gozo. If you are arriving on Malta via the International airport you can either get the X1 Express Bus or a taxi. The ferry departs to Gozo on a regular basis during the day. 

Ferry Schedule – http://www.gozochannel.com/en/schedules.htm

Ticket prices
(All fees are for return, round trips)

Passengers standard fare – €4.65
Children 3-12 – €1.15
Children under 3 – free
Car and driver standard fare – €15.70
Motorcycle and driver standard fare – €8.15
Bicycle standard fare – €1.15

 

Useful Telephone Numbers

The following is a list of useful telephone numbers when you are visiting the Maltese Islands. Please add +356 as prefix if calling from a foreign telephone line.  The prefix is not needed for emergency numbers.

Ambulance: 112
Consumer Protection: 21250221
Direct Dialling Code (Malta): 356
Directory Enquiries: 1182
Directory Enquiries: (Go Mobile) 1187
Directory Enquiries: (Vodafone) 1189

Emergency: 112
Emergency Rescue by Helicopter: 21244371
Emergency Rescue by Patrol Boat: 21238797
Emergency Vet Services: 50043888

Fire Brigade: 112
Flight Information: 52302000 (rate per call €1.00) *
Government Information Service: 153
Gozo Ferry: 21556114
Hospital – Gozo: 21561600
Hospital – Malta: 25450000
International Code (to make an overseas call): 00
Lost Property: 21224781
Overseas Operator: 1152
Passport Office – Gozo: 21560770
Passport Office – Malta: 21222286
Police: 21224001-7
Time Check: 195
Weather Information (basic): 52302021 (rate per call €1.00) *
Weather Information (detailed): 52502002 (rate per call €5.00) *

 

Weather

Current weather conditions and 5-day foreacast provided by the Met Office at the Malta International Airport.