The small European nation of Malta really is one of a kind. It is home to some remarkable history, beautiful scenery and proud culture. We visited Malta and were surprised to see so many tourists during wintertime. Malta is such an amazing destination all year round. Check out these 20 photos that will make you fall in love.
Arriving at our hotel at Saint Julians
Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. Valletta is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.
Mdina is a fortified medieval town enclosed in bastions, located on a large hill in the centre of Malta. The town was the old capital of Malta, and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beautiful views over the Island it is truly a magical town.
Rabat is a village with narrow streets and wooden galerijas (Maltese balconies) located in the West of Malta, just outside Mdina. The name of the village means a ‘suburb’ in Semitic, as it was once the suburb of Mdina, the old capital city.
Senglea, or Isla, is one of the Three Cities located in the Cottonera area in the east of Malta. The locality was nicknamed an L’isola (an island) during the time of the Knights but it is actually a peninsula stretching out in the Grand Harbor. Visit the Church of St.Philip and that of Our Lady of Victories and head to the tip of the peninsula to enjoy the gardens and the wonderful views of the harbor from the famous Gardjola, a decorated watch-tower or vedette that has become a favorite Maltese icon.
The Blue Grotto
This popular site attracts over 100,000 visitors per year, with tourists flocking here to see the amazing grotto via local boat trips. It’s also an extremely popular diving and snorkeling spot, with very clear, clean and deep waters.
Marsaxlokk is a small picturesque fishing village with a population of around 4,000 located in the South-Eastern part of Malta at the shoreline of the second largest port in Malta. Marsaxlokk is popular for a daily open-air market, offering a selection of the finest fish restaurants on the island.