There are many reasons to visit Malta, firstly the island is supposed to be beautiful, the Maltese are incredibly friendly, and you could spend easily more than a week bouncing between the islands of Malta and Gozo. If you’re looking for a quaint spot for your next vacation to Europe, look no further than Malta.
Here are a few travel tips that you would find useful if planning to travel to Malta.
What to Do in Malta
- Visit Mdina: Settled by the Knights, this walled city has expansive views over the island, offering a lovely village to explore by foot.
- Take a drive to Dingli Cliffs to the most western point on Malta. It is the highest point on the island, offering a view of the ocean that is second to none.
- Visit a winery at San Niklaw, that is family owned and has delicious whites.
- Go to the capital city, Valletta (a World Heritage Site). See St. John’s Co-Cathedral, explore the streets, and take in the views over the Three Cities from the Upper Barakka Gardens.
- Time your trip with the Malta Classic, and see vintage cars zip through Mdina.
- Gaze out over the Blue Grotto, or take a boat trip around the coastline to peer up.
- See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples.
- Take an afternoon trip to Comino to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Blue or Crystal Lagoon.
- Explore the Three Cities, starting with Birgu-Vittoriosa. The town is walkable and holds historical importance for the Knights who had their inns in the Colicchio Area. Fun tip take the water taxi from Valletta!
- See where they filmed the original Popeye movie, and take a dip in Anchor Bay.
- Checkout the small fishing village of Marsaxlokk Bay.
Where to Eat in Malta
- Palazzo Parisio: An old palace that has a restaurant right in the heart of the gardens. Fine dining and classic Maltese dishes are the base of the menu.
- Villa Corinthia: Set inside the Corinthia Palace, this fine dining restaurant has a world chef and serves modern takes on Maltese cuisine.
- Harbour Club: A good view, and fresh seafood in a cheerful outdoor restaurant.
- Diar il Bniet: A concept kitchen serving farm to table foods, with ingredients sourced right from the restaurant’s farm.
- Jus Restaurant: A cozy restaurant, with dishes like rabbit, fresh fish, and mussels.
- Tal Petut: In Birgu, this family style restaurant has no menu, just a traditional meal.
- Flora’s: Head here for lovely high tea!
Give Malta a try this winter, and experience the magic! If any of you have traveled to Malta let me know how your travel experience was? Share with us you Malta stories 🙂
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