Although being a small island surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has over 7000 years of history, jam-packed with historical destinations, restaurants, cafés, bars, and activities to experience for the knowledge seeker, the adventurous traveler or the tourist who wants to take great pictures for an envy-worthy facebook status.
When it comes to Malta, the question isn't really “what is there to do?” but rather; “What to choose out of the wide array of things to do, while still managing to go back home in time?”, well, here I am to help you find an answer to that question.
Mdina Cathedral and Museum
This unique church is one of the most important baroque buildings of Europe. Mdina Cathedral took five years of construction and is dedicated to St. Paul, the patron saint of Malta.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the outside, because inside is a dazzling world of gold, marble and paint.
|Monday to Friday:09:30 to 16:30 (ticket office closes at 16:00)|
|Saturday:09:30 to 12:30 (ticket office closes at 12:00)|
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Contact: 00356 21220536; stjohnscocathedral.com
Malta at War Museum
The war museum is a peek into the Maltese history during the dark times of World War 2
The museum offers a rich collection of antiquity and collectibles ranging from personal items, documents, medals, uniforms and weaponry. Also the guides there are well informed and speak a few languages.
Contact: 00356 21896617 ; maltaatwarmuseum.com
Almost 50000 people come to Malta a year to dive. It’s possible to dive all year round whether you’re a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between there are dive clubs all over the island that offer services for everyone.
It’s best to choose a dive club that’s approved by BSAC, PADI and TDI.
The dive clubs approved by BSAC are listed here bsac.com
Hop-on hop-off tour bus
Get your 24h ticket, hop on this beautiful red double decker bus, and begin your unique sightseeing. Hop-On Hop-Off route starts from Sliema and head off to Malta’s Capital City Valletta, where the North itinerary heads off to the Historic City of Mdina before taking you to discover the northern countryside.
Children (5 - 15): £8.50
More info: city-sightseeing.com
A classic holiday beach, Mellieha Bay is Malta’s longest sandy beach, there you’ll be able to find a wide range of cafés, bars, sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports. The clear sea makes it great for children and stays warm enough to swim until quite late in the year. The beach is conveniently close to the main road as well.
Renting a bike in Malta doesn’t cost much, and it’s one of the best ways to get around. Since it’s considered a very safe place and is small in size, you can discover the beautiful scenery at your own paste snap a few pictures and witness beautiful sunsets, all while getting some exercise and a tan (make sure to cycle only before 11am and after 4pm during the summer as the weather can get quite hot)
Grand Harbour boat tour
One of the most popular activities to do while visiting Malta is the Grand Harbour boat tour, more specifically in a traditional “dghajsa”, there used to be hundreds of those little colored boats up until the 1970’s. Today there are a few dozen left they are considered as one of the most amazing ways to get around the Grand Harbour.
Reservations (Necessary): 00356 98129802; 00356 99893134
Prices: €10 per person for 30-minute tour
More on: maltesewatertaxis.com
Malta packs a magnificent variety into its small archipelago. It won’t be that easy to make a choice, but whatever activities you decide on, you’ll be sure to have an amazing holiday and you’ll be missing it already when you’re still on your last day.
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