Malta Travel Guide

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An island nation within the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, Italy, the country of Malta is actually an archipelago, although only three of the largest islands are inhabited: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The country has been heavily influenced by North Africa and Arabic cultures over the years, although there is a hint of Sicilian that weaves throughout as well, and there are few countries in the world which combine such an abundance of history, architecture, cultural, and ethnic diversity into such a tiny area.

From the Neolithic temples to the ancient ruins showcasing such influences as Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Arabian, Norman, French, British, and beyond, the islands have a rich history dating back over the centuries, with prehistoric ruins dating back to the 4th millennium B.C. The country is a recent addition to the European Union, having just gained official membership in 2004. It was a colonial part of the British Empire until 1964, when it gained its independence. As a Mediterranean island the culture, the climate, and the cuisine are all typical of the region.

Public transportation is reliable, but extremely expensive. Your best bet for traveling to the island is to either rent a car or a scooter/moped, as taxis can tear into your budget quickly. Since the islands are so small, it's fairly easy to get around. The easiest way to get between the islands is via the ferries, which run every 45 minutes like clockwork, even in the winter. The official language is English, although Italian is fairly understood, and the locals also speak Maltese, which is an odd blend of Arabic, Italian, Hebrew, and Amharic. While there is official Maltese cuisine, most of the food you will come across is distinctly Mediterranean.

Malta is the perfect place to experience a quiet Mediterranean holiday. The islands are safe and easy to traverse, meaning they are perfect for all levels of travelers. Summer months are exceptionally hot, so if you aren’t a beach-fiend who thrives on scorching temperatures, avoid the summer months when the temperatures are at their highest.

Sliema #1 most popular location
Sliema is located on the east coast of Malta approximately 5km from Valletta. Alternatively it is also accessible by ferry from Valletta. Sliema is the main coastal resort on Malta and is al…
21travelers 14reviews 9blogs
Valletta #2 most popular location
Valletta is the new capital of Malta built after the Great Seige of Malta by the Ottoman Turks and is approximately 10km from Luqa airport. Valletta is a fortified town and was built using a …
24travelers 32reviews 26blogs
St Julians #3 most popular location
St Julians is located on the eastern coast of Malta, north of Sliema and includes the areas of Paceville, St George's Bay, Spinola Bay and Portomaso. Originally a fishing village it is a very…
1travelers 3reviews
Qawra #4 most popular location
Qawra (pronounced Our ra) is located on the Qawra peninsula which is on the North East coast of Malta, the peninsula is between St Paul's Bay in the north and Salina Bay in the south. Due to…
4travelers 13reviews 5blogs
Gozo #5 most popular location
Gozo is the small island 6km off the coast of Malta. Access can be made using the Gozo Channel ferry which departs from Cirkewwa on mainland Malta to Mgarr on Gozo. Ferrys run approximately e…
16travelers 8reviews 11blogs
Mellieha #6 most popular location
Mellieha is located at the North of Malta, and is one of the key tourism towns on the Island. It houses quite a few hotels, cafes etc and one long sweeping beach with a good amount of cleaner…
3travelers 4reviews 4blogs
Bugibba #7 most popular location
If Qwara is the new then Bugibba is the old. Located towards the very Northen tip of Malta, it is one of the 'old towns' in the transistion towards tourism. There are many tourist sites acros…
4travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Mdina #8 most popular location
Mdina is the old capital of Malta whose earliest inhabitants date back to 4000 BC. Mdina is approximately 10km from Valletta. The fortified and walled town is known as the "Silent City" due t…
1travelers 4reviews 9blogs
Saint Julians #9 most popular location
Saint Julians is a growing tourist resort found in the North of Malta, near Qawra and Buggiba. It is a coastal area, with a long sweeping prominade along the coastline, protecting the towns r…
14travelers 9reviews 4blogs
St Pauls Bay #10 most popular location
St Paul's Bay is a town located on the North East coast of Malta, approximatley 15km from Valletta. This is traditionally one of Malta's largest summer resorts and can be split into four area…
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Xaghra #11 most popular location
Home of both the world's largest neolithic ruins and the Windmill, this is a must-see on the island. Most sightseeing buses go here so it's not too hard to reach.
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Valetta #12 most popular location
Valletta is the new capital of Malta (before it was Mdina). Located roughly 2/3 of the way along the northern coast of the Island, approximately 10km from Luqa airport. It is the largest harb…
4travelers 4blogs
Gzira #13 most popular location
Gzira is a modern town in the north-east coast of Malta between Sliema and Msida along the promenade of Marsamxett harbour.
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Marsaxlokk #14 most popular location
Marsaxlokk is as a small fishing town located on the South East coast of Malta. At apperance level, it is very grand, boasting a medieval style. The buildings, several beautiful churchs and c…
2travelers 7blogs
Qrendi #15 most popular location
Qrendi Village is a tiny fishing village in Malta which would've stayed calm and quiet and unperturbed if it weren't for the onslaught of tourists for the beautiful Blue Grotto. It's a few km…
2travelers 5reviews 4blogs
Paceville #16 most popular location
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Rabat #17 most popular location
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Gharb #18 most popular location
Gharb is situated on the west side of Gozo approximately 3km from the capital Victoria. A small pretty village scattered with stone houses and farms. The most dominant feature of the vil…
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Victoria #19 most popular location
Victoria (also known as Rabat)is the capital of Gozo and lies towards the centre of the island and all roads radiate out of the capital. The name was given to the city in 1897 to mark the …
2travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Marsalforn #20 most popular location
Marsalforn is located on the north coast of Gozo at the head of Marsalforn Bay. Approximately 4km from Victoria which is the capital of Gozo. Marlsalforn has a pebble beach which gives way to…
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Xewkija #21 most popular location
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Tarxien #22 most popular location
Tarxien is a suburb very close to the Three Cities in the island of Malta. it's famous for its world class ruins known as the Tarxien Temples - a megalithic temple complex which is among the …
5travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Ghasri #23 most popular location
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Luqa #24 most popular location
Luqa is home to Malta's internetional airport. Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands.
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Mosta #25 most popular location
Mosta is one of the inland towns of Malta, located a short distance North West of Valetta. Mosta is a busy township and also a market town. The most noticeable attraction of Mosta is its g…
8travelers 1reviews
Paola #26 most popular location
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Naxxar #27 most popular location
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Dingli #28 most popular location
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Cirkewwa #29 most popular location
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San Lawrenz #30 most popular location
San Lawrenz is a small farming village situated on the cliff top on the west coast of Gozo. A spectacular road descends through arid countryside to Dwejra Point. San Lawrenz was home to t…
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Blue Lagoon #31 most popular location
The Blue Lagoon is situated between the tiny island of Comino and the islet of Cominotto. The crystal clear waters. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white …
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Ghajnsielem #32 most popular location
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Mgarr #33 most popular location
Mgarr is situated on a tiny island just off Malta, called Gozo. It's famous for its Church of the Lady located atop a hill, and houses some independent and amazing seafood restaurants. But th…
1travelers 3blogs
Dwejra Bay #34 most popular location
Dwejra Bay, located in the north west of Gozo is famous for The Azure Window, a limestone natural arch. The formation, which was created after two limestone sea caves collapsed, is popular w…
1reviews 2blogs
Birzebbuga #35 most popular location
Birżebbuġa lies in the southeast of the island, overlooking the harbour that goes all the way to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. The town has also a beautiful beach called Pretty Bay, w…
6travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Hagar Qim #36 most popular location
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Nadur #37 most popular location
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Golden Bay #38 most popular location
Golden bay, so called for its pristine golden beaches. Located in the North West coves of Malta, it has become one of the main tourist complexes of the island. Radisson Blu have a large touri…
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Vittoriosa #39 most popular location
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Birgu #40 most popular location
Birgu, or Vittoriosa, is one of the three fortified cities in the East of Malta, overlooking the Grand Harbour.
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San Gwann #41 most popular location
San Gwann is a town located on the North Eastern part of Malta, close to St. Julian’s, Sliema and Birkikara.
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Popeye Village #42 most popular location
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Senglea #43 most popular location
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Qormi #44 most popular location
s title Città Pinto, is a city in the Southern Region of Malta, located southwest of Valletta in the centre of the island.
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Birzebbugia #45 most popular location
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Ir-Rabat #46 most popular location
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