Category Archives: Gozo

Discover the beauty of Malta & Gozo

The Grand Hotel Excelsior offers a great opportunity to discover the beauty of Malta & Gozo with our executive chauffeur driven service.

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Price 2 to 4 persons – €180.00
Price 5 to 6 persons – €200.00
During your Malta holidays should you wish to experience the Gozo Tour kindly contact our chauffeur driven service on: +356 21250520 or on
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A unique Christmas experience in Gozo

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem is not worth missing
Make this Christmas a special one for you and your family; experience the life of Jesus of 2000 years ago.
Attractions include the carpenter and blacksmith’s dwellings, the bakery, an open-air market selling seasonal fruits, fish and a wide selection of vegetables, a local crafts area promoting traditional local skills and folklore, a wine-tavern and a typical ‘Gozitan farmhouse’ with panoramic roof.
Fresh water will be flowing along these structures through a small stream with various water features to enhance the surrounding atmosphere.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this re-enactment in Ghajnsielem Gozo. During your Christmas holidays at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta kindly contact Our Transport office on and they will organise your transfers. This activity can be also conducted with Our Gozo Excursion.
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Lampuki – A Traditional Maltese Dish

This month our Executive Chef, Roger Friggieri participated in a local competition called Chef’s Challenge. Roger was provided with four items including the “lampuki” with which he had to create something special.
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The lampuka is Malta’s most popular Autumn fish, with its delicate and coveted meat ready to be prepared in a variety of ways. The lampuki season, which starts at the end of August and runs well into November, brings out early-morning hawkers with their typical cry of “lampuki hajjin” (which means ‘lampuki alive’), plying their fresh wares to the Maltese housewives.

This particular fish, also known as the dorado or mahi-mahi, migrates past Malta and Gozo during the late Summer and Autumn. The local fishing technique used is rather particular. Palm fronds are cut and woven into flat rafts, which are then taken out to sea by the fishermen aboard their luzzu boats. The raft is put into position and left a while. Once the sun is high in the sky, the frond rafts create a lovely shaded area, which the lampuki find hard to resist. Sheltering under it in large shoals, the lampuki are then quickly caught with surrounding nets, to be then sold early next morning on the Maltese market. This method, known as kannizzati, has changed little over the past two millennia.

Experience our renowned Sunday buffet Lunch at one of Our Superior Malta Restaurants.

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