Malta is a relatively small island and given a week, you will have enough time to see most of your checklist. But should you only have a couple of days then these are three places that you ABSOLUTELY should not miss out on!
This is the ancient capital of Malta. Known as the Silent City due to the lack of cars allowed within the cities walls, Mdina is a fantastic example of an ancient city. Preserved mostly in it’s mediaeval and baroque state, this small walled city is a blast from the past, an open air museum..
There are few modern features to be found. Instead you get to walk its narrow cobbled streets, adorned with beautiful doorways and windows which are draped with climbing flowers and you get drawn in to a distant world, forgetting all about the modern day. What could be more delightful??! If only we could escape real life more often!
Whether you spend 2 hours here or a full day, you are certain to be spell bound.
Comino is a small island situated in between Malta and Gozo. It is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, a narrow strip of sheltered water that glows a mesmerising shade of turquoise and beckons you in for a swim. Make sure to have swimwear with you, even if you visit in November like me! You WILL want to get in! I mean, how could you not want to dive into this??
The island itself is only 3.5 sqaure kilometres, very doable in a day. The blue lagoon is not the islands only draw. There is San Niklaw and Santa Marija Bay as well as a few other stunning little coves. The rugged landscape is worth a trek too! And it’s relatively flat so not too hard work. Which is what you want when you’re meant to be relaxing on holiday right?!
Take a look at my full post on my visit for more photos and details.
The current capital of Malta. Valletta displays its rich history in every street, every building..a whole mix of cultures that have claimed power over Malta throughout the centuries. Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, English, French..It is no surprise that Valletta is a UNESCO world heritage site.
This walled city began its life in the 16th century under the hands of the Knights of St John and since then has grown to become one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. Needless to say there is tons to see here. There are countless museums, palaces and churches but it is well worth making sure you seek out St John’s Co-Cathedral even if you’re not going to visit any of the others.
Find time for a relaxing walk around the formerly private, Upper Barrakka Gardens. And if you have time, the Lower Barrakka Gardens. You get fantastic views over the whole city! All the way to the harbour..which is also worth a walk along.
Make sure to try and give this one a whole day! There is so much to see and the time will just fly by..and I know you’ll want to be stopping off for lunch and dinner and maybe an ice cream pit stop along the way too!
Whatever you choose to do, you won’t fail to be impressed… And you’ll probably love the little reminders of home!