I Almost Missed a Bucket List Item in Malta- Gozo Salt Pans

Before going to Malta, one of the things I knew I absolutely positively wanted to do was go to the salt pans in Gozo. It was on my bucket list because the photos looked so beautiful and I had never to been anywhere like it. We only had two nights in Gozo, and the first day included flying into Malta, taking the ferry to Gozo, checking into our apartment, and getting settled, which didn’t leave a whole lot of time.

On our second day in Gozo, we went to three historical sites, The Old Prison, Ggantija Temples, and the Ta’ Kola Windmill. The prison and windmill were my favorites of the three places. I especially liked learning the historical significance behind bread-making in Malta, which was powered by the windmill. The prisons were pretty extensive and included areas for men and women which you could see into, along with background information for the prison.





We were ready go on a walk along the beach by our apartment and call it a day as far as things to do when I suddenly remembered the salt pans. Luckily they were within walking distance of our apartment and even more importantly it was still daylight.

Like so much of Malta, the salt pans were even better than I thought they would be. They reminded me a bit of Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, but were even better. When I first told my husband I wanted to see the salt pans in Gozo I could tell he was thinking, really? How interesting can salt pans be? But when we got there and he saw them, he understood and he was as much in awe as I was.

These salt pans are a big reason why I wanted to go to Malta in the first place
Trust me when I say it’s even more beautiful here than a camera can capture

So when you hear people like me go on about the salt pans in Gozo, just take our advice and go there to see them yourself if you’re ever in Malta. They’re one thing in life that’s completely free to see but is absolutely priceless to enjoy.

Has anyone else been to Malta? If so did you get a chance to go to Gozo?

Happy travels!


Author: runningtotravel

I'm a long distance runner with a goal of running a half marathon in all 50 states in the US. I also love to travel so I travel to other places when I'm not running races. Half the fun is planning where I'm going to go next!

22 thoughts on “I Almost Missed a Bucket List Item in Malta- Gozo Salt Pans”

  1. Never seen Malta, but this makes me want to 😂 🇲🇹 Funny how often that happens – you’re dying to see something that’s not at the top of any travel lists. I always find these things to be really nice surprises – low expectations, but a little hope mixed in can make for great time.

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  2. It kills me when I miss something someplace I travel because who knows if I will ever be back!!! But sadly it is also pretty impossible to fit everything in on shorter visits. We packed so much into our Europe trip that 2 months later I am still processing everything I saw. I am loving looking back at photos and marveling that I was there.

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    1. It’s funny how a lot of Americans have never heard of Malta. I even had to spell it for someone recently when I said I’d been there. It’s a little gem of an island and maybe it’s a good thing the word’s not out to everyone about it!


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