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Things to do in Malta

Malta – land of beautiful beaches

Malta is a terrific place to go. The island sits in the Mediterranean near Sicily and Tunisia and offers not only a premium tropical holiday but is also steeped in beguiling baroque architecture, a fascinating history that is in evidence all over the island and populated with residents who are friendly and helpful. We can not say enough good things about Malta. Just travel to Malta and send us a postcard. Do it!

Cities in Malta

Gozo

Gozo is one of the three Maltese islands situated in the Mediterranean Sea. It is smaller, more remote, and less developed than Malta Island, but its scenic hills and pretty countryside adds to the unique charm of the place. Read more about Gozo…

Valletta

As the capital of Malta, Valletta is the perfect image of the country’s history and culture. The city’s building and structures are mostly Baroque in architecture. Read more about Valletta…

 

Things to do in Malta

Malta is known worldwide for its beaches, but there are also a lot of other fun things to do in Malta while on vacation. Some of our favorite activities are the following;

Malta Aquarium

If you love animals, come to the Malta Aquarium (Malta National Aquarium) where you can view sharks, stingrays, sea horses, and lots of eels. The aquarium also features the Cafe del Mar reef club, as well as the La Nave Bistro.

Malta Football

If you are a sports fan on holiday, go watch the Malta national football team. They ranked 66th in the FIFA World Rankings, so come and root for the home team.

Malta Nightlife

If you want the Malta nightlife, then there are lots of bars and discos and clubs to spend your time in.

 

Malta Beaches

When you stay in Malta you can’t miss the lovely beaches. Some of the most popular include:

Ghadira Bay Beach

Ghadira Bay beach is great for families and you can rent umbrellas or chairs, get some snacks at the snack bar, and go parasailing.

Golden Bay & Ghan Tuffieha

Golden Bay is next to one of the the Radisson Golden Sands hotel. It and nearby Ghan Tuffieha are usually crowded and full of life. Both have lots of soft sand to play in, but stay in the shallow waters to avoid the dangerous undercurrents.

Gnejna Bay & Paradise Bay

Gnejna Bay is to the west and has shallow water and isn’t as crowded. Or try Paradise Bay, a small and popular beach that’s more secluded and great to relax on.

Gozo’s Ramla Bay

Gozo’s Ramla Bay has red sands, and is great for all ages. It has lots of bars, restaurants, and water fun to check out.

 

 

When to go to Malta

Malta has a Mediterranean climate with more than 300 sunny days a year so you can’t go wrong visiting most any day of the year.

Malta Marathon

Come for the Malta Marathon if you like sport events, an annual run that features a regular and a half marathon.

 

Things to do in Malta

Malta Facts

Population452 515
LanguageMaltese
CurrencyMaltese lira
Longitude14.5
Latitude35.883333

Malta average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
15 °C 15~16 °C 17 °C 19 °C 22~23 °C 27~28 °C 30~31 °C 30~31 °C 28 °C 24~25 °C 19~20 °C 16~17 °C

UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Malta - City of Valletta

The City of Valletta, capital of Malta, has witnessed history continually since it was ruled by the Phoenicians and the Greeks until the Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. This historical importance has made Valletta a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed following a Renaissance style and with 320 historic monuments, Valletta is one of the most concentrated cities in this field. Two of the most popular ones are the Cathedral of St John and the Palace of the Grand Master.

Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

The Ħal Saflieni hypogeum is an underground cemetery excavated around the year 2500 BC. The structure consists on three levels of chambers that originally contained the remains of about 7000 individuals, decorated by the only prehistoric wall paintings on the Maltese Islands. Ħal Saflieni is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to these facts and also for the artefacts found in it such as vessels and clay figurines.

Megalithic Temples of Malta

The islands of Malta and Gozo contain seven megalithic temples of great archaeological importance thanks to their good preservation and diversity of decoration and form. Since 1980 they have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ġgantija temple complex in Gozo is an example. Older than the pyramids of Egypt, this ensemble is a very well preserved archaeological reference of the Maltese Bronze Age.

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MARATHON

Malta Marathon

The Malta Marathon has been an annual marathon event since 2009, and every year they attract more participants with about 4.000 participating in 2015. Apart from the main marathon you can take part in the half-marathon, or if you are not that much into running you can join in the walkathon. Either way you can leave your headphones at home since there are several bands and artists along the way performing great shows! The race starts outside the bastions of Malta's old capital Mdina and finishes to the east in Sliema. Make sure to not miss it when you are visiting Malta in February!

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