The highest village on the island!
Located a few kilometres away from Victoria (the capital city), Zebbug Gozo is a small village in the north of the island.
Man made salt pans limits of Zebbug Gozo
Zebbug is said to be the highest village on Gozo island. The name of the village means olives in English.
The village is actually situated on two hills that connect by a narrow piece of land. The highest point of the village is said to be some 126 metres above sea level.
The village has a long history. It is believed that close to the village there was a Bronze Age settlement. You can still see various silo pits in the hills.
Pottery that dates from that period was also found in the locality. Some areas of the village also had various punic tombs.
Historians believe that for many years though, the village was only inhabited by a few farmers.
Slowly a community started to form and in 1688 Zebbug became a parish. The population today stands at around 1770 inhabitants.
The locals are famous for their excellent skills in lace (bizzilla.)
In the village you will also see many religious niches in the streets. These beautiful niches are maintained and looked after by the villagers regularly. The oldest of these niches is said to have been built in 1795.
The Zebbugin (residents of this village) are very keen on sports. They have their own football club which is called Zebbug Rovers.
In addition, they also have a Shooting Range, Bocci pitches and also a playing field.
What’s near by?
Accommodation in Zebbug Gozo
In this village and its surrounding area, you’ll find lots of farmhouses and apartments available for rent to holidaymakers.
To find out which bus number to take to Zebbug, visit www.arriva.com.mt and check the journey planner or the routes and timetable pages.
Search this site
Return from Zebbug Gozo to Gozo Island main section
Return to MaltaBulb: Your Malta Holidays Travel Guide home page