What to do in Malta?

If you look at the map, you may not find it. Malta is a small archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean, somewhere between Sicily and Africa. Although it is small, it is not surprising how many interesting things are concentrated in such a small place – the history you meet in every little place, excellent restaurants, opportunities for active leisure, beach, clubs and obviously shopping.

Talking about the history, of remarkable intensity, the Maltese islands are not like anywhere else. Here you can find wonderful prehistoric temples, fossil-clad rocks, hidden and bright bays, and, with that, thrilling diving opportunities.
What is there to do specifically? You may still ask. Well, no worries, because I’ll take you through some of the most beautiful places you can visit in Malta and some of the most beautiful things you can do to have fun.

Valetta, Malta

Valetta, Malta
First of all, as expected, as soon as you land you have to visit the capital of Malta, Valetta, the smallest capital in all UE. The town dates back to the 16th century when the Knights of John came to the island. As for location, it is situated between two natural harbors, Grand Harbor and Marsamxett. Specifically, it was founded in 1566 by Grand Master Jean de la Valette, hence its name.
St-Johns Cathedral, Valletta, Malta
Once you are here, you must visit the most publicized landmark in Valletta, namely St. John. Cathedral. It was built between 1572 and 1577, as a religious place for knights. Seeing it, you can’t help but wonder how it was possible that in such a short time, with the technical means of the time, such an imposing building could be created.

Mdina, Malta

Mdina, Malta

Next up we advise you to try not to miss Mdina. But what is that? Mdina is the medieval jewel of Malta. Its narrow and winding streets, next to which the imposing walls of the houses make their place, invite you to walk. The signs of modern development are barely visible, and the evenings here are unreal. In Mdina, there are many locations full of history and from here you can admire the most beautiful views in Malta.

Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Of Ta' Pinu, Gozo
Talking about the lack of modernization signs, if you love to visit places for their cultural and historical background and for a traditional appearance, then Gozo is the place for you. Gozo is a small rural island in northern Malta, 30 minutes away by ferry. The place gives you the chance to find out what Malta was like a few decades ago. A quiet rhythm of life, welcoming locals, rural landscapes, wild coastal areas, human settlements of a special calm and impressive crafts. Among the must-see attractions in Gozo are the Citadel, the Ggantija temples, the Pinu shrine, and the Dwejra area.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon, Malta
Taking a break from history and going into nature, we advise you to go visit Comino and the Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy natural, rocky beaches, blue water, and scuba diving. Comino is a tiny island, halfway between Malta and Gozo. In an area with a surface of just over 2.5 square kilometers, there is a charming little chapel, a picturesque castle and dramatic cliffs, to which is added a four-star hotel and the incredible Blue Lagoon. The turquoise waters here are without a doubt the hottest location for swimming and diving in the Mediterranean.
Blue Lagoon, Comino, Malta
Mentioning scuba diving, thanks to the ideal climate, diving in Malta is a sport that can be practiced all year round. The Mediterranean waters surrounding the Maltese islands are some of the cleanest and clearest in the world. With dreamy underwater landscapes, caves, natural and artificial reefs, abundant marine life and truly professional genre schools, diving in Malta is of grade 10.

Of course, as we have mentioned in the introduction of this article, the temples are a really important part of Malta’s history, so it would be a shame to miss out on such beautiful, rich architectural representations. These prehistoric monuments are megalithic complexes that date back to 3600 BC. Five of these temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the oldest temple in the world at Ggantija or the underground wonder Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.

Last but not least, we cannot help but mention the nightlife of your Mediterranean adventure. Malta is proud of its elegant restaurants. Serving dinner under the starry sky is a Mediterranean-style aspect of life. Go to one of the bars here or try your luck in an opulent casino. The young generation will fully enjoy the club scene and the much-appreciated locations in the neighborhoods of St. Julian’s and Bugibba.

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