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Jill's Very Nice Malta Trip!
Monday 08 May 2017
Fall in Love with Malta
Recently, I was lucky enough to visit this tiny, yet beautiful island surrounded by The Mediterranean Sea. After a few action packed sunny days my overall impression is that Malta can offer a little something for everyone’s taste. Which makes it so easy to fall in love with this country! Malta is perfect for those who love enriching their holiday with culture and history. Narrow streets of Valletta, impressive cathedrals and churches and one of the oldest temples in the world are something you won’t forget.
Mellieha is one of the most tranquil and quiet places in Malta, for those who just want to relax and take their holiday at a leisurely pace. With a few of the most beautiful beaches on the island this is the place to lie down and enjoy the sun.
To my surprise – Malta can be lively too! With loads of thrilling activities during the day such as water sports, rock climbing, abseiling and so much more. For non-stop parties you should go to St. Julian's resort where you will dance the night away until the sunrise! As it is such a small island it is really easy to get around, which makes it great to sample everything Malta has to offer.
Highlights of my trip
Walk Around Valletta - Malta’s Lilliputian capital and the main port. The entire city has been listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. So small, but packed of great sights. Visit Barakka Garden which has one of the best views in Malta.
Abseil with MC Adventures - Such a thrilling experience which will give you shivers. But it is absolutely worth it!
- Rolling Geeks Tour - This a great fun activity driving along the narrow streets of ‘Three Cities’, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua. To my surprise, three cities are off the tourist radar despite the gorgeous views and lovely narrow streets. They are perfect to sample the local atmosphere.
- Popeye’s Village – This was the wooden village that was the set of ‘Popeye’ the movie back in the 1980s and now a major tourist attraction. Great activity for families which will make you feel so nostalgic that you won’t want to leave.
- Gozo Island - A must see when visiting Malta. The Island is only half an hour by ferry and a return trip is only €5. Very green, rural and panoramic. Once you get off the boat you can actually feel the relaxed and easy going atmosphere. A guided day tour of Gozo is only €59 which includes all transportation, guided tour and lunch.
- Marsaxlokk - is a traditional fishing village and perhaps the most picturesque seaside spots in Malta. Small fishing boats painted in vivid colours floating on the calm waters of the bay. Here you can find the tourist market for your souvenirs.
Another highlight that I had included on my list was the impressive Azure Window on Gozo Island. Shortly after I returned home this spectacular landmark unfortunately collapsed into the sea after a severe storm. I feel very lucky and privileged to have seen this structure before it's demise but I get inspiration from this situation to travel as much as I can to experience other wonders such as what Malta has to offer.