Malta is one of the most beautiful peninsulae in the central Mediterranean and a small
country in Europe made up of three amazing islands. A country is well known for its history
and culture, surprises, beautiful lagoons, impressive destinations, sun, sea and beaches and
charming Mediterranean climate with hot summer. The total area of the country is 122
square mile with a total population of just under half a million. Valletta is the capital and the
largest city of malta. The official language is Maltese however English is widely used and the
official currency is Euro.
1. Historic city Valletta
This walled smallest capital city in Europe with a total area of less than 2 square kilometres
is packed with history and culture. This world heritage site has hundreds of statue, iconic
architecture, numerous fortresses, ancient temples, museums, palaces, churches and many
historic sites. The famous sites include the parliament building, Upper Barrakka Garden, St
john’s Co-Cathedral, National Museum of Archeology, Fort St Elmo & National War
Museum, Hal Saflient Hypogyum, Vittoriosa. It is a pleasure to walk through the stone-
paved narrow street and alley of the flower gardens of this city surrounded wall and the
Mediterranean sea. Not only historic sites it is also home to many modern architectures,
world-class hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants.
2. Scuba Diving
Malta has been recognised as one of the best places for scuba diving with lots of reefs,
caves and wrecks. Whether you are new or experienced Malta is the best for diving, The
calm and clear blue Mediterranean make it easier for the new diver and there are lots of
challenging dives for the experienced diver as well. The sunken ships and underwater
marine life makes your diving even more enjoyable with the minimal risk of coming across
the dangerous sea fish and animals.
3. Medieval town Mdina
Once upon a time, Mdina was the capital of Malta. This beautiful medieval city has a long
history of more than four thousand years with many unique ancient and traditional
architecture. For the fan of Game of Thrones, it is a very familiar place as some of the heroic
scenes were filmed here including Kings Landing. This small town is home to some
traditional shops, restaurants and exhibitions away from the busy city life.
4. Amazing Gozo
Gozo is one of the three islands that Malta made up of. It is a great green place for nature
lovers and for hikers. This small island is more like the countryside and a short ferry ride
from Malta. It is home to many beautiful busy beaches like Ramla Bay and Sun Blas Bay.
Gozo also has numerous historical sites including The Citadel Baston of Island, Megalithic
Temples of Ggantija, location for homer’s Odyssey The Calypso Cave. Xlendi of Gozo is
also a famous tourist site that offers a stunning view of the bay.
5. Blue Lagoon of Comino
Blue Lagoon of Comino is one of the best attractions of malta. Comino is very well known for
its azure crystal clear water, white sand and one of the best island to enjoy the experience of
the Mediterranean sea. It is an ideal place for day-trippers with lots of beach activities like
swimming and snorkelling and scuba diving. Comino is a quiet, calm and tranquil place
without any pollution and noise. All the crystal clear blue lagoons are located between
peninsula Comino and reef Cominotto.
6. History and culture
Malta is famous for its unique culture and almost seven thousand years of history. It has
many world-famous architectural heritage and cultural sites including Grandmasters’ palace,
Sacra Infermeria, St James Centre for Creativity. Art, theatre and music played a very
important role in Maltese culture, National Museum of Fine Arts – MUZA is a great place to
discover about the art and there is a number of theatres including very famous Manoel
Theatre many opera houses and open-air venues to discover about theatre and music.
Malta also has a rich history of ruled by Knights of St John, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese,
Romans, Carthaginians, and Phoenicians, they all left traces of their history, from Megalithic
temples to shipwreck of 60 A. D. and five thousand years old THe Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum.
The aviation and war museum tells you the story of world war II, Malta as the most bombed
country in the world.
7. Popeye Village
The beautiful town in the north-west of Malta is Mellieha, where you will find the settings for
the Movie Popeye released in 1980 starring Robin Williams. This village is now is one of the
main tourist attractions of Malta. It is still in a very good condition and opens for the visitor to walk around the set. You have also the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor activities like
swimming, sunbathing and a boat trip.
8. Beautiful Beaches
Malta is very well known for its quiet, slow pace beautiful small beaches. Mellieha Bay,
Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha are some of the most popular beaches in Malta. There are a
number of small beaches with beautiful surrounding and with 300 days of sunshine ideal for
relaxing sunbathing. As those small beaches are not easy to spot so there are usually quiet
and less crowded. Most of the beaches have the facility for beach activities including
swimming, water sports, windsurfing, water skiing, and para-kiting with guaranteed crystal
clear clean water.
9. Dynamic Nightlife
With a number of a world-class international club like Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten,
and Carl cox Malta offer a magnificent vibrant nightlife for its visitors and for locals. Paceville
in St Julians’ is very well known as the centre of its legendary nightlife. There are also a
number of open-air clubs and also it hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the
year. Malta Firework Festival, Malta International Art Festival, Malta Jazz Festival, and The
Village Festas are some of the most popular festivals Malta hosts.
10. Hospitality, Language and weather
People who visited Malta one of the most popular things they mention is Maltese hospitality
and friendliness. The people of Malta are very welcoming, kind-hearted, helpful and
accommodating. As English is the official language it is very easy to communicate without
any language barrier. Last not the least one of the main attractions for visiting Malta is its
lovely weather, mild winter and hot summer with 12 hours of sun every day.
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