If you’re looking for a country that is small enough to freely explore in a short amount of time but you’re after culture, good food, gorgeous weather and tropical feeling shores look no further than Malta. There’s so much to see and explore and you’ll totally going to fell in love with Malta.
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The Valletta Waterway
The magnificent capital of Valletta, is bursting at the seams with outstanding architecture, winding streets, pavement coffee shops and history with every corner you turn. The Valletta Waterfront is the first site that welcomes cruise ships coming to Malta, but also it is a wonderful place for a walk, where tourists can enjoy shopping, eating at nice restaurants and observing the beauty of the Grand Harbor. The waterway is lined with restaurants right off the water. The waterways are picture-perfect. You should go to one of the restaurants off the water somewhere with outdoor seating so you can take in the view. Tourist can walk along the lovely promenade admiring the scenic views of the Grand Harbor and the Three Cities, have a snack in one of more than a dozen restaurants and bars or buy traditional souvenirs in the nearby shops.
The sister island to Malta – this smaller, quieter and less populated island is an easy trip on a ferry either independently or with a coach tour to make the most of your time once you arrive. This is my must-see destination in Malta. This place has picture-perfect beaches that you can’t wait to see. Some of the best things to see in Gozo include the world-famous Azure Window, get on a local fisherman’s boat to discover the caves in amazing detail or taking the time to visit Ġgantija, the oldest temples in the world. Despite having explored a large number of well-known sites on the island, there are plenty more off the beaten track that should be explored.
Mdina & Rabat
Mdina also known as the Silent City is a stunning walled city best experienced during a night tour, where silence can really be appreciated giving you goosebumps whilst exploring the narrow winding streets and ancient nobles buildings. Mdina is one of the most popularly visited places by travelers because there’s no place like it anywhere.
Marsaxlokk Fish Market
This is a great place to go soak up the market and get an amazing view of the colorful boats bobbing along the beautiful waterways. Its well recommended as an excellent place to go shopping and a great place to sight-see. Marsaxlokk market takes place daily but on a Sunday expands further to take over the whole harbour front. Although known as a fish market on Sundays the fish stalls only make up a small proportion of the stuff on offer.
The Blue Grotto
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The Blue Grotto Malta is a number of sea caves on the southern coast of Malta very close to Zurrieq and then Qrendi Village. It is famous for the extraordinary sea reflections within the cave area where many tourists during the year come here on purpose. The lush countryside surrounds you. When you arrive, crystalline blue waters are laid out before you. In the center is a cavern’s gaping mouth curled in an eternal “O.” The Blue Grotto is definitely worth a visit. If you have time, there are even hiking trails so you can get up close and personal with the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto Malta caves are one of the natural wonders which you should not miss whilst in Malta. It is located on the outskirts south of the village of Zurrieq near Wied iz-Zurrieq, on the southern part of Malta.For more travel tips don’t forget to check some of our other posts.