Malta Vacations: Where to Go in Malta
Malta, located at the center of the Mediterranean, is a perfect
place for a memorable holiday getaway. On the one hand, with Malta
vacations you can enjoy the island's clear blue skies, azure waters,
sandy beaches, and secluded bays. On the other hand, you can
experience history and culture at its best with their quaint towns,
walled citadels and majestic churches, all of which reflect the rich
heritage in the Maltese Islands.
Those who have experienced Malta vacations know that there are quite
a number of tourist destinations in Malta. Tours around the three
major islands will fill you with a sense of history, as if you are
going back in time. Here are some of the destinations which should
not be missed in Malta vacations.
Built towards the end of the 19th century by the Knights, Valletta
is Malta's capital city and seat of government. Because of its
historical significance, it has been named a World Heritage City. It
is easy to walk around Valletta and enjoy its attractive sites which
include St. John's Cathedral, the Grand Master's Palace, the Manoel
Theater and the National Museum of Archaeology.
Mdina, Malta's old capital, lies on top of a hilltop which towers
over the rest of the Maltese Islands. It is one of the most
magnificent surviving examples of medieval fortifications today.
Malta vacations in Mdina include a visit to the Palazzo Falcon with
its collection of art and antiques, its impregnable Baroque
Cathedral, and a walking tour around the area.
When going on Malta vacations, tourists never miss appreciating the
Baroque Churches in Rabat, along with the Roman Villa, St Paul's and
St. Agatha's Catacombs. The Dingli Cliffs, Chadwick Lake, Verdala
Castle and the Blue Grotto are also exciting destinations in this
part of the island.
Near Paolo lies the Hypogeum, which is one of the highlights of
Malta vacations. It is an ancient underground burial site, now also
named as a World Heritage site. Close to the area are Maltese
fishing communities of Massacala, Birzebbugia and Marsaxlokk, the
last of which houses the Temple of Juno, a religious site for the
For many people, Malta vacations are all about Mediterranean beaches
and resorts. The most popular resorts in Malta lies on the north
coast, and these are ideal for water sports, sailing and skin
diving. You can check out beaches such as the Golden Bay, Paradise
Bay, and the bays of Ghajn Tuffiha, Armier and Mellieha.
Gozo and Comino
Malta vacations should include a side trip to its smaller islands,
Gozo and Comino. A trip to Victoria in Gozo offers panoramic views
of the entire island. The Citadel, Xaghra caves and the basilica at
Ta Pinu are also great to visit.
In Comino, you can experience the island's laid back lifestyle and
enjoy its sandy coves and beautiful bays. Comino is a good place for
those whose idea of Malta vacations is pure relaxation and quiet
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