The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta is a glorious place characterised through a rugged coastline. It is an island with an eclectic history that sprang to life in the prehistoric era. Architecture to beaches, the country is beautiful despite coming in a small package. There’s so much to do and enjoy, take a look at these five fun things to do on Malta holidays:
- Explore Valletta – “One of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” is how UNESCO describes Malta’s capital and between the splendid architecture and tasty cafes there is something for everyone. Built in the mid-1500s, the country is linked to military history and has a very proud population. St John’s Co-Cathedral is generally believed to be the real must-see destination in Valletta with amazing artistry and marble mosaics to enjoy. The harbour is evocative, Republic Street is a beautiful walk while the 300 year old Manoel Theatre is one of the oldest in Europe.
- Discover Gozo – With a population of less than 30,000, what is known as Malta’s sister island is somewhat of a hidden gem. The capital is walled, ancient citadel is a short ferry ride away and is widely known for a slower life pace leaving it being like a place where time has stood still. It is like Malta but a few decades behind with open countryside, traditional crafts and rugged coastline with plenty of attractions to enjoy.
- Meander in Mdina – A great medieval jewel characterised by picturesque winding streets, the city is perfect for a stroll as you can take in all the noble houses and enjoy lamp-lit evenings. Some of the best views in Malta come from this spot and the wall city is beautiful to enjoy both during the day and in the evenings.
- Sun, sea and sand – It isn’t all historical cities and beautiful walks, there’s also plenty of spots to relax. Idyllic beaches are part of what defines Malta and you can get anything from popular hotspots to hidden coves. The country is generally believed to be one of the best places for scuba diving so that’s worth a look while Comino’s Blue Lagoon is incredible.
- Enjoy a Village Festa – Patron saints are celebrated across Malta and each village has a celebration every year. In the culture of the Maltese people this is an important event and they’re more than happy to integrate tourists to these evening parties that include plenty of food, drinks and fireworks! A marvelous experience.
These are five of the best, fun things to do in Malta but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Other options worth a mention are the 5400 year old paintings are the Temples Hypogeum and the Azure Window which you can peer through during a boat trip. Happy holidays!