This tiny Mediterranean island is a popular holiday destination especially with British holiday-makers thanks to its lovely weather, beaches, sites, and of course the temptingly sparkling blue sea. Find out some of the islands highlights right here.
So this is an obvious one, but the capital city of Valletta is a must-see when you are visiting the island. Found on the main island of Malta, it is actually the most southerly European capital and one of its tiniest too. Having been founded at the latter end of the 16th Century, it boasts some beautiful buildings from that period and an impressive waterfront.
The island of Gozo is the most northern of the Maltese islands and is less densely populated than the main island. This beautiful and rugged landscape is also a really ancient one, having been inhabited since prehistoric times. In fact, on this tiny island, you can find some of the oldest free-standing religious structures in the world, the Ggantija Temples which are part of the Megalithic Temples of Malta which are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This hilltop village is found in the north of the main island and is a charming and historical spot to visit. Having seen an exciting past as an important strategic point for the succession of rulers of Malta from the Phoenicians to the Moors to the British, it has a mix of interesting and historical architecture. In addition to this, Mellieha Bay, also known as Gafira is the longest sandy beach on the island. With a luxury resort on Mellieha Bay, it is one of the most popular places for both locals and tourists alike in Malta.
Ok so this is technically not a site, but Maltese cuisine really is superb and is a must to try when you are visiting the island. Fresh Mediterranean flavours with their own special twist from the island create delicious dishes. Traditional recipes include stuffat tal-fenek (rabbit stew), laham fuq il-fwar (steamed beef), qarabaghli mimli (stuffed courgette) and stuffat tal-qarnit (octopus stew).
So on a trip to Malta make sure that you make the time to explore this tiny but exciting island – you won’t be disappointed!