Although small in size, Malta owns many sights of interest. Beautiful cities, wonderful beaches, places with natural attractions and Neolithic monuments await you to visit and experience unique moments.
A city named after the Grand Master Jean-Paris de la Valette and listed in Unesco's cultural heritage list since 1980, has certainly a lot to offer! It is a combination Baroque style with Renaissance, Neoclassical and Contemporary architectural elements. The knights settled on the island, after leaving Rhodes, left their indelible mark on this island. The Grand Master's Palace, St. John's Cathedral, St. Elmo Fortress are some of the highlights of the city. You can start strolling around the city from the Valletta Gate and walk along Republic Street and the surrounding streets to admire its magnificent architecture. An excellent spot for ubiquitous romantics is Baraka Park, where it offers magnificent views of Vittoriosa.
Entrance to the Grand Master's Palace costs 10 €.
Entrance to the St Elmo fortress costs 10 €.
In order to reach Gozo, the second island of Malta, you will need to take the ferry boat from the port of Cirkewwa, located on the north end of the island of Malta. On this beautiful island, which is greener and much quieter than Malta, you will find some of the most splendid places in the country as well as important monuments.
During your visit to Gozo, you ought to pass through the picturesque capital of the island, Victoria. Like in all the country, here as well, the Mauritanians have left their mark on the city's architecture. Don't miss taking a walk around the capital's Citadel, Citadella, a small fortified town that will travel you through time and charm you with its magnificent views.
Entrance to Citadella costs 5 €.
Close to the center of this island you will find the Ġgantija temples built about 5500 years ago, older than the pyramids of Egypt. It is the second oldest religious building in the world after Turkey's Göbekli Tepe.
The ticket to the Ġgantija temples costs 9 € (you can also visit the Ta 'Kola Windmill).
On the west side of Gozo, in the Dwejra area, is the excellent location of the famed Blue Window, which collapsed in 2017; a popular site amongst scuba divers and snorkeling lovers.If you love beautiful natural sceneries, then you will find places throughout the island that will leave you speechless, such as the cliffs Ta 'Ċenċ and Sanap, the Wied il-L-Għasri and the Calypso Cave (Tal-Mixta Cave) with stunning views. If you have time, head over to the Gharb area to see the beautiful Ta Pinu Basilica, considered by the locals to be miraculous.
Comino is the smallest of the three inhabited islands that make up the Malta group of islands. The Blue Lagoon is the most famous part of the island and the reason why tourists flock by the hundreds. If it happens to be in Comino, out of high season, you will most probably enjoy one of the best swims in the blue waters of this Mediterranean paradise. Despite its small size, the island offers many activities such as diving, water skiing, hiking and cycling. From port of Cirkewwa to Comino takes approximately 20 minutes.
Mdina & Rabat
These two cities were one once upon a time, until the Arabs built walls around Medina. Malta's ancient capital, Medina, is considered to be Malta's most beautiful city. Hordes of tourists visit the "Silent City", as Medina is known. It is packed with tourists during the day but a stroll through the city truly gets you back in the old days. Stroll along the Triq Villegaignon main street to admire the beautiful palaces surrounding it. Visit the beautiful Baroque church of St. Paul as well as the Palazzo Vilhena.
Outside the walls lies Rabat, mostly known for its religious monuments. It is worth visiting the church and cave of Saint Paul, as well as the catacombs of Saint Paul and Saint Agatha. Get a taste of Malta's Roman past passing through Domus Romana, watching the ruins of a Roman palace and the museum that includes exceptional mosaics and frescoes from that time.
Besides the aforementioned, there are many other places of interest in the country, such as Blue Grotto, a natural landscape of exceptional beauty, the picturesque fishing village Marsaxlokk, the Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, the ancient limestone temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. Children and not only will have unforgettable moments in Popay's village and Mediterraneo water park.