Friday, 31 August 2018

Much to see, much to do, much to discover!


Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa. It offers a unique culture and history that you may not be aware of and it has plenty of activities and sights that are definitely worth visiting. Malta is full of water adventures, has plenty of family-fun attractions and countless breath-taking sights.
Find our Top 10 of the best things to do in Malta below.
1. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are situated in the capital of Malta, Valletta, and offer a stunning overlook of the Grand Harbour. The garden terrace promises one of the best views of Malta.
2. St John’s Co-Cathedral is Malta’s best rated visited church. It is a gem of Baroque art and architecture. Built by the Knight’s Order between 1572 and 1577 it is considered as the most concentrated place of arts and culture in Valletta.
3. The Mosta Dome is one of the most impressive churches in Malta. Completed in 1860, this church has the third-largest unsupported dome in Europe. It has a stunning blue, gold and white interior, where you can also see a replica of the bomb that fell through it in 1942.
4. Marsaxlokk village is located in the south-eastern part of Malta which is famous for its big Sunday fish market and its many decorative boats. A local characteristic of these wooden boats is that they create a particular scenic effect, painted in bright red, green, yellow and blue. This fishing boat is called 'luzzu' in Maltese.
5. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. It is largely free of traffic that is why it called the silent city. Mdina was once the original capital city of Malta and is much older than Valletta.
6. Blue Grotto: This popular site attracts over 100,000 visitors per year, with tourists flocking here to see the amazing grotto via local boat trips. It’s also an extremely popular diving and snorkelling spot, with very clear, clean and deep waters.
7. The sea at St. Peters Pool is crystal clear with an amazing azure and light green colours and offers excellent snorkelling opportunities. The flat rocks around St Peter’s Pool provide perfect sunbathing areas and the high rocks offer some shade from the strong sun.
8. A visit to Popeye Village, which was the original film set of the musical production Popeye is surely a must on your what to do list in Malta. This is a great place to meet world famous cartoon characters. The Sweet haven village as it’s also known occupies the hilly side of Anchor Bay.
9. The Ä gantija Temples in Gozo are one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese Islands and are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The temples derive the name from a popular local myth. Gozitans believed the temples were constructed by a gigantic race of people–Ä gantija means ‘Place of Giants’ in Maltese.
10. The Blue Lagoon is one of the best beaches in Malta, situated in Comino. The crystal clear waters in Blue Lagoon reflect the blue sky with a lovely cyan as well as let you see the pure white sand bottom of this part of the Mediterranean Sea. This long, narrow bay surrounded by rocks and a few small areas of sand is a natural swimming pool perfect for floating, splashing, snorkelling, scuba diving or simply relaxing.

Of course Malta has so much more to offer than the list, so have fun exploring and let yourself be surprised by the variety of this beautiful island.

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