Why Malta? Well, there is a million reasons. This beautiful, little Mediterranean island has it all. Good climate in every season. Unusual architecture. Stunning nature.
We were there in February, and this is our top 10.
Largest traditional fishing village on the island, located on the south-eastern coast of Malta. Brightly colored fishing boats called Luzzu are making beautiful scenery. This charming place is popular among locals and tourists especially on Sundays when there is a fish market. Otherwise, it is a pretty quiet village.
- Watch local fisherman in their everyday life
- Have a good lunch. Here you can be sure that you are eating a fresh fish. We recommend one of the restaurants that they are not at the seafront. Eat where the locals eat 😉
- Admire the beauty of colorful Luzzu boats
- Valletta and Three cities
Valletta is definitley one of the most charming capitals that we have ever seen. Feel free to get lost in the narrow streets and don`t forget to look up. Valletta (whole Malta actually) is a heaven for people who have a thing for doors, windows and balconies.
- Admire the architecture
- See the churches
- Enjoy the view from the Upper and Lower barrakka gardens
- See Saluting Battery – every day at noon and 4pm, on the lower terrace, a cannon is fired with great ceremony. You can pay the entrance on the lower terrace, which is ok, but you can also enjoy the ceremony from upper terrace for free– even better if you ask me
- To take a boat across the Grand Harbor to Birgu, one of the Three cities. Don`t forget to visit l-Isla too… for a famous Valletta view spot
- Mdina and Rabat
Mdina – The silent city used to be a capital of Malta. It is fortified medieval town that will blow your mind. There is no traffic. It is silent. Clean. Beautiful. Charming.
There is around 250-300 people who live within the city walls, and outside the walls there is Rabat, with 11000 people.
Some scenes from The Game of Thrones were filmed here, so it is just a bonus 😉
- Enjoy the beauty of Mdina
- Explore the narrow streets
- Find the GOT locations
- Popeye village
Popeye village. Charming, colorful place. It was a film set for the Popeye movie that was filmed there in 1980., with young Robin Williams playing the lead role. Today, it is one of the Maltese islands biggest tourist attraction for kids… and all of us, young at heart.
If you don`t want to pay the entrance, you can take a photo from the view point across the bay. You will love it, trust me 😉
More photos from this magical place find HERE
- Blue grotto
As I have already said, Malta is full of natural beauty spots. One of them is Blue Grotto. No words for this… We were admiring it`s beauty from above, but during the summer time, there are lots of excursions and opportunities to dive, snorkel, swim, climb…
- Ramla bay, Gozo
You must visit island of Gozo. There you will found one of the best sandy beaches – Ramla bay. Above the beach, there is a Calypso cave. Unfortunately, it is in a quite bad shape and it is closed now, but from the top of the hill you can enjoy in the beautiful view….
- Azzure window
I know. There is no more Azzure window and it is so sad. 🙁 But I still think that this spot is worth of visit. Azzure window… <3 Nature gives, nature takes…
- Vittoria, Gozo
Vittoria is the capital of Gozo. Another charming town with a gorgeous Cittadell. Again, the great view from above, and there are lots of interesting museums – some of them are free of charge.
- Craft village
Interesting, if you ask locals about this place, lots of them will tell you that it is nothing special. But, I can`t agree.
Different kinds of crafts and beautiful artifacts are sold and created by local experts here. Our kid enjoyed watching craftsmen blowing and forming glass. Entrance is free and it is a nice way to spend an hour or two here.
- Dingli cliffts
Ok, I know that these are not the Cliffts of Moher, but every nature lover will find some peace here. There is a small church and a bench where you can have a minute for yourself and for the nature… We loved it!
Plus, there is a Blue lagoon at the Camino island and lots of archaeological sites which we didn`t see. Maybe someday we will find ourselves again surrounded by Maltese captivating beauty….
PS. Malta is really small country. Public transportation is good, everything is well connected, but I think that renting a car is the best option. It will save you a lot of time…
If you travel with kids, take a look at our Lara`s top 5 🙂