Things to do in Malta
Published on 19th January 2016, 1:57pm
- To the Beach!! We opt for Golden Bay with its long sandy beach but Mellieha is a good choice too especially if you have children. Remember to go early if it’s during the summer months as it gets busy by midday and you should beware the strong sun!
- St.John’s Cathedral in Valletta provides an excellent opportunity to admire the masterful paintings by Caravaggio and other works of art which adorn walls, ceilings and floors.
- Sliema Promenade - Head to the heart of Sliema and its buzzing seafront promenade where you can enjoy one of the many café‘s that are excellent spots for socialising.
- Hypogeum - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Paola and discover a maze of ancient underground halls, chambers and passages cut out of the rock and covering some 500m² all of which date back to 3600BC!
- Maltese Bread - buy a Maltese loaf or ‘ftira’ from a traditional village bakery - it’s hard to beat!
- Mdina - Visit the ancient fortified town and former capital of Malta with its incredible alleyways and back streets, not to mention the stunning properties which share the elevated views from the bastions.
- Gozo - Take a day trip to the rural small Island home of Calypso as described in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and make sure you head for its magnificent sandy beach at Ramla Bay. Ferries travel to Gozo every 30 minutes from Cirkewwa, and you can drive the car on and off with easy access. Even better, stay the night as there are plenty of hotels and traditional farmhouses to book and enjoy!
- Blue Lagoon in Comino - Jump on a boat and head to the Blue Lagoon for a day trip to swim in the crystal clear waters and stunning surroundings of this tiny islet off the coast of Malta. It is one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets and has recently been listed as one of the most beautiful islands in the world!
- Megalithic Temples - go and see these incredible temples and ruins claimed to be the oldest free-standing stone structures in the world - even pre-dating Stonehenge and the Pyramids!!
- Dive - It’s official! In a recent online poll, International Diver Magazine has just named Malta as the No.1 diving location in the Mediterranean and 3rd in the rest of the world. As you’d expect, there are many professional dive centres located on the coastal stretches of the islands, to help you enjoy the clean and clear waters in a safe and controlled manner. Highlights include the many World War II wrecks off the coast and the various underwater cave systems.
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