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Painting holiday in Gozo, Malta

Malta • THE ISLAND OF GOZO • XLENDI Painting Holiday

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Calypso's Isle – sparkling gem in the Med
Malta’s prettier little sister, the tiny island of Gozo, is a dream location for a painting holiday with spectacular sea cliffs and inlets, a profusion of spring flowers, and brightly painted Phoenician style fishing boats. Other gems include its citadel capital, Victoria, and the Ggantija Temple – the oldest freestanding structure on earth

A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Gozo

Arrival day

A short hop from Malta airport to the ferry then half an hour to Gozo in time for dinner.

Xlendi harbour and bay

Close to home we sit and paint the harbour, the nearby watchtower and the high sea cliffs.

Lunzjata Valley and chapel

Once the preserve of the Knights of St John, we lunch and paint beside an ancient chapel built into the cliffs, overlooking quiet market gardens.

The Citadel and It-Tokk Market

A day in the hilltop capital, from where the entire island skyline can be seen. Explore and paint the colourful bustling market square and basilica.

Colourful boats feature on this painting holiday in Gozo, Malta

Free day

Take a break on this painting holidays and relax, swim, enjoy a diving lesson, take an island tour, a boat to Comino, or cross the water to Baroque Valletta.

Azure Window and Inland Sea

A very blue painting day. High cliffs conceal the “Inland Sea” busy with boats. The Azure Window, a spectacular natural rock arch in the sea, frames the blue Mediterranean.


A rocky inlet with a tiny sand beach, and chapel, with views of Comino and the Blue Lagoon. Perfect for a lunchtime swim.

Departure day

After early breakfast, we take the ferry back to Malta to catch our flights.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this painting holiday in Gozo, Malta. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.

Where we stay on this painting holiday in Gozo, Malta

Hotel San Andrea

Hotel San Andrea is a traditional, small, family-run hotel right on the waterfront at Xlendi ('shlendee'), a charming little harbour set at the head of a deep, calm inlet. You can step out of the hotel right onto its small sandy beach. A lovely place to return at the end of the day on this painting holiday in Gozo. Sea view rooms are available for a small supplement.
Sea view bedroom in Hotel San Andrea, a friendly waterside base for our painting holidays in Gozo, Malta The interior dining room in Hotel San Andrea, a friendly waterside base for our painting holidays in Gozo, Malta
The exterior dining room in Hotel San Andrea, a friendly waterside base for our walking holidays in Gozo, Malta
Airport transfer time
Approximately 2 hours
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What's included
5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Full-time tour manager
Wine and olive oil tasting
Traditional ftira bread-making
Personal welcome at Malta airport and transfers to Gozo and ferry
All air-conditioned transport
Chairs and boards provided
Where we stay
Getting there
Mostly gently sloping locations within 300 metres of transport. Some steep towns.

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