Malta has a long and rich history, and this is reflected in the island’s cultural attractions. The country’s modern museums and art galleries feature relics from Malta’s history. There are also many aquatic activities to enjoy along with a choice of beaches. Whether you’re a history buff, a night owl, or simply a rambler wishing to be bowled over by natural splendour, the list of things to do in Malta is endless.
Golden sandy beaches, unique red sands, and rocky shores, the Maltese Islands offer any type of swimming spot imaginable! The Islands also have many Blue Flag Beaches, an Award for exceptional water quality, accessible facilities, services, and sustainable operations. Get ready to jump into the crystal-clear blue seas any time of year, thanks to Malta’s vast connectivity and favourable climate! Go on, bask in the 300 days of Maltese sunshine, and relax in the pristine Mediterranean Sea!
Giants of Gozo
Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is well worth a visit. Travellers can witness old traditions such as Gozitan cheese being made. Gozo does not lack in visitor experiences – with the world’s oldest free-standing temples of Ggantija, a UNESCO world heritage site. This majestic site, situated in lush countryside, is made up of two massive temples. The rocks are so large that it is not a surprise that many locals used to believe that they were built by giants!
Being home to an abundance of outstanding produce, a sea brimming with delicious seafood, and recipes dating back centuries, food and drink are the very essence of Maltese Culture. Hence, it’s hardly surprising that the Islands have some of the most spectacular cuisine in the World. Whatever type of dining experience you’re craving, be it a culinary extravaganza at a Michelin-starred restaurant, or a hearty dig into some local cuisine, there’s always something to sink your teeth into in Malta.
Top Places to Visit
Also known as the Fortress City, Citta’ Umilissima and “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world and a masterpiece of the Baroque.
Often referred to as the ‘Noble City’, Mdina is one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture.
This colourful and quaint village situated on the sea is truly a feast for the senses and the place where you can see the decorative fishing boats, visit the vibrant fish market and enjoy a fish-based meal in one of the many restaurants that dot the waterfront.
This city, situated on the sea, was the first home of the Knights when they arrived in 1530 and contains many important architectural riches. Its city centre is a labyrinth of colours and traditions, and show a slice of authentic life as well as a glimpse into Malta’s maritime fortunes.
Steeped in myths and legends, Malta’s sister island is a tranquil haven with baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dotting the countryside, whilst its coast offers some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites and amazing panoramas.
Situated between Malta and Gozo, this tiny island is virtually uninhabited and is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers, with Blue Lagoon being its main attraction.