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About Clarissa Schembri
deReday Holiday Homes was founded by Tonio Schembri in 2003 and has grown to one of Gozo's best holiday rentals management companies. We own or manage a great selection of accommodation around the island. From 300-year-old farmhouses to luxury seafront apartments. Our family-run business does not just sell you the accommodation, we are here to introduce the island, our customs, our food, and other tips. Also, places to visit, to swim and to eat. Our properties are extremely well-kept and we are here to provide you with a holiday in Gozo you will never forget.
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Lying in the geographical centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Gozo is a unique island which even though it is quite small in size, still offers a variety of choices for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Gozo’s dimensions are no measure for its history, which dates back to around 5000 B.C. Throughout the centuries, Gozo was a home for a number of civilisations: the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Knights of St. John. Two of Gozo’s treasured buildings are the Ġgantija Temples in Xaghra, which are now considered the oldest free standing structures in the world and are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the Citadella, a fortification which over the centuries serves as a refuge to Gozitans during attacks on the island.
Throughout the years, the most powerful civilizations of the Mediterranean Sea left their marks on the island's culture. The island’s language, for example, is a Semitic language. However, throughout the years, numerous other foreign words, especially from English and Italian were integrated within language. In Gozo, the inhabitants speak in a unique Gozitan dialect, which is different from other dialects you'll find across the island of Malta. Traditions in Gozo are closely intertwined with the island’s rich culture, and fill the island’s cultural calendar all year round.
Most of these delicious local specialities are full of Mediterranean flavours and can be found from either a few of the traditional family-run bakeries around the island, or else from restaurants which specialise in local traditional dishes.
Surrounded by the blue Mediterranean Sea, Gozo offers a unique experience close to nature. One can choose to enjoy a beautiful sunset by the sea from Dweja, where just last year, the Azure Window used to stand. Gozo’s beaches such as Ramla Bay offer perfect spots where you can choose to swim, snorkel and relax in the sun. For those who are more adventurous, Gozo offers some unique diving locations such as The Blue Hole in Dwejra and several underwater wrecks filled with marine life.