If you are looking for an unforgettable holiday in Europe but want to go somewhere a little different, you could have the experience of a lifetime in Malta. This small country is not only famous for its warm European climate, it’s low crime rate and historically significant monuments and architecture, but also its 7 Megalithic Temples and 9 World Heritage Sites designate by UNESCO.
In the following article we will look at some of the things you should see and do to ensure that your trip to Malta is as memorable as possible.
Valletta is Malta’s capital and the central point for much of the country’s attractions and events. As it has been chosen as the European City of Culture 2018 there is a lot of construction work happening. While in the city, we recommend that you visit St John’s Co-Cathedral to have a look at the Baroque architecture and art there. The cathedral was originally used by the Saint John’s knights, who contributed much of the art and donations to ensure that everything on display there was of the highest quality. As well as an interesting place to view art and architecture, the cathedral is still used as a place of worship and the venue for important cultural
Although Sliema is a very crowded city, it is a great place to do some shopping where you are sure to find some great bargains. When you need a break from shopping, you can stop at one of the high class restaurants for an authentic Maltese meal or two.
The Three Cities
The Three Cities as they are known are Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. They are referred to as The Three Cities because of their importance in defending the island. Cospicua is the largest of the three and served as a fortified harbour and is located between the other two cities. They are found on the east side of Valletta and surround the Grand Harbour. Long before Valletta was built, Vittoriosa had an important role during the 65’s Great Siege. As well as its history and heritage, the waterfront of these Three Cities is attractive because of its many restaurants.
Before Valletta, Mdina was the Maltese capital and is located in the centre of the island. Mdina is considered a treasure trove for historians. A word of warning, no cars are allowed in the city, so you have to get round on your feet. However, this lends to the city’s unique feel and besides, it is not too big. It is worth it when you check out the bastions and the 180 degree view of Malta.
There are further 8 ways that you can ensure that your Maltese adventure is a memorable one by visiting at least one or two, or all eight of the beaches in the Blue Flag rated beaches in the country. These include Paradise Bay Hotel Resort, Fond Ghadir, Ghajn Tuffieha, Ramla I-Hamra, Qawra Point, Melieha Bay, Bugibba Perched Beach and St George Bay.