The Mediterranean islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino have everything you could want from a summer holiday destination.
Whether it’s a relaxing beach holiday you’re looking for, or a culture filled adventure break, the Maltese Islands are the perfect spot for a getaway with your friends, family or other half.
Here’s the top six reasons why you should visit Malta now!
The stunning beaches and bays of Malta are what keeps tourists coming back again and again.
With locations such as Golden Bay, The Blue Lagoon and Paradise Bay, you’ll be spoiled for choice of where to relax and take on some beach activities.
On the Maltese islands, what could be more delicious than fresh seafood caught that very day.
Why not try out the country’s famous dishes at Marsaxlokk Bay, the second largest harbour in Malta where you can take in the colourful traditional fishing boats as the fishermen catch your next delicious meal.
It’s the perfect way to soak up the culture and day to day lives of the locals, while experiencing their delicious delicacies.
Game of Thrones fans will be all too familiar with some of the stunning sights around the islands, as many of the spectacular scenes from the hit TV show have been filmed on the Mediterranean archipelago.
Various locations in Malta and Gozo appear in all seven seasons of the HBO show, with St. Dominic’s Convent in Rabat and Mesquita Square in Mdina are some of the most famous sights used for filming.
Be sure to take in a tour of all the famous locations around the Maltese Islands, the ultimate treat for a GOT fan!
Valletta is a European Capital of Culture for 2018, with over 400 events organised throughout the year, visitors will be stuck for choice with an abundance of events focusing on visual arts, performance, culture, music, film and the Maltese community.
The main historical attractions that catch the eye of visitors are:
– Carvaggio’s masterpieces, with many different pieces displayed from the famous artist around St. John’s Cathedral, including the only signed Caravaggio painting in the world.
– Fort Rinella, the historical British built fort is situated at Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna; a must see for history buffs.
– The In Guardia parade, which takes place every Sunday in Fort St. Elmo, Valletta, is a reenactment of the inspection of the garrison of the Palace by the Grand Bailiff in charge of military affairs and is sure to give you an insight into the ancient history of the city.
Although the Islands are best known for their historic routes and stunning beaches, the nightlife is not to be missed.
With some of the best bars and nightclubs in Europe packed into Valletta, you won’t be stuck for places to go once the sun goes down.
The area around Strait street in the capital city of Valletta is the hub for all party goers, known to be filled with locals as well as holiday goers during the summer months.
If the fab year-round weather, stunning scenery and abundance of bars and restaurants isn’t enough to spark your interest; the Maltese locals are some of the friendliest around.
Be sure to get out and about and mingle with the country’s welcoming inhabitants around Malta, Gozo and Comino, and experience what the Maltese Islands have to offer.