Zebbug is perched on a hilltop to the north of Gozo, and is very close to the popular sea side resort of Marsalforn. The village is actually built on two adjoining hills, and is said to be the highest village in Gozo above sea level. In 1738 the owner of a nearby field discovered a deposit of onyx and many churches in Malta and Gozo have works of art sculpted from this onyx. The village church is dedicated to Santa Marija, the Assumption; the parish was established on 28th April 1688 and is the oldest parish church consecrated on Gozo.
The name 'Zebbug' means olives or olive trees in Maltese. The coat of arms emblem comprises of a silver shield with an olive tree on a slope, and on it a red band with three pointed yellow stars.
'A lofty region'
Zebbug enjoys fantastic sea and country views, some would say the best in the whole of the Maltese islands! The village is situated some 3.5 km away from Victoria, the capital of Gozo and the nearby resort of Marsalforn is just a short distance away.