Malta Holidays

The island nation of Malta, located south of Sicily, has been influenced by a plethora of groups throughout the centuries, but retains a strong dose of personality all its own. Inhabited since pre-historic times, Malta is also known for the Knights of St. John, or the Knights of Malta, who were extremely important in establishing hospitals on the ... Read more
island and further defended the island against the Ottomans before surrendering it to Napoleon. The Order also founded the capital, Valletta. Malta’s staunch loyalty to Britain during the World Wars earned it a George Cross. Like the English, Maltese drive on the left, and speak English. Unlike in Britain, they also speak Malti, which has Semitic roots, and a Latin-based alphabet. Mysterious ruins like the Megalithic Temples (the oldest free-standing structures in the world), Mediterranean cuisine, Caravaggio paintings, and plenty of beaches combine to make Malta a unique, if tiny, destination.

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Things to see and do in Malta

  • Blue Grotto
    9.466 reviews
    Outdoors, Historic Site, Scenic Lookout
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  • Mdina Gate
    9.759 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark
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  • Historic City of Valletta
    9.550 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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  • The Valletta Waterfront
    9.535 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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Top Malta restaurants

  • Fontanella Tea Garden
    9.323 reviews
    ££££
    Pizza, Mediterranean, Cafe
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  • La Bottega
    10.01 review
    Mediterranean, Bar
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  • Jubilee Foods
    6.01 review
    Cafe
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  • De Mondion
    10.03 reviews
    ££££
    Local Traditional Cuisine, Mediterranean
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'Malta has some very progressive laws protecting LGBTQ people, but the society can still be pretty conservative and Catholic.' and 'There is very little support but other travellers were amazing.'

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Malta reviews

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    History Buffs
  • 7.0
    Family Travellers
  • 6.7
    Foodies
  • 6.7
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.5
    Green Travellers

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Milan

A crossroads of cultures in the middle of Mediterranean sea, Malta is dense of diversity of attraction, despite being just two small islands. If you're looking for the best beaches you should probably head somewhere else, but there is a bit of everything to make you happy.

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Local from Marsaxlokk

Malta is my home country. We are the smallest nation in the European Union but we are heaped with history and traditions; we are packed with interest.

Our geographical position, bang in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, has ensured that our islands were an alluring and a much fought-over prize. Testament to this are the many defense installations still in view today such as the hilltop citadels of Mdina, the old capital of Malta, and Victoria in Gozo -
Malta's sister island. After the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights of St John decided to build a fortified city which they called Valletta, our capital city today and the European Capital for Culture 2018.

However our islands' history dates back much more than that. We are dotted with various, ancient temples some of which are more than 5,000 years old, pre-dating the pyramids in Egypt. These include the Tarxien Temples, Mnajdra, Ggantija and Hagar Qim to name a few.

Modern day Malta is a mixture of beautiful towns and villages, gorgeous sandy and rocky beaches, numerous restaurants, hotels and bars as well as charming people.

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Padua

The histroy of Malta is very rich and interesting, because of its position it has been dominated by several foreign countries which wanted control over Mediterrenean sea. Histroy permeates everything here. Malta itself is really busy and caothic. Comino is a little more than a rock in the sea, with only one hotel, and Gozo is in my opinion the perfect dimension between traditions, beaches and a really relaxing living.

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Glasgow

A small island in the Mediterranean, you would think this place was a one-trick pony but there is loads to do here. The historic city of Valetta is ideal for culture vultures and is home to beautiful buildings and some excellent museums. If nightlife is more your scene then check out Paceville further along the coast, home to bars and clubs and always bustling. Families are catered for too with some great beach resorts on the north-west coast as well as attractions such as Popeyes Village. Food can be great with a mixture of Italian, Spanish and African to be found as well as staples like burgers and pizzas.

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Halifax

Malta is a super mix of sun and history. The tiny island is crammed full of historic sites, a significant amount of which, is arranged around possibly the most impressive harbours in the whole Mediterranean. However, don't forget to travel around this compact island to see other sights - the local bus service is very efficient.

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Dublin

I was in Malta in June 2012, I had a really nice time. Lovely weather. I stayed in Qwara which was about 40 min from the capital Valleta. In Qwara there are lots of affordable hotels; In Valetta there are lots of dining options and tourists attractions to visit. I recommend visiting the Casa Rocca Piccola, it's a home-museum and the tour guides are excellent. Lots to see, I also went to a day trip to Gozo and visited Sicily ( 1h30 min by boat).

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London

Malta is the jewel of the Med and the rest of Europe! Malta has a little bit of everything perfect for any holiday location. It has an abundance of history and lovable culture to absorb yourself within. With the people speaking great English it is no wonder Malta is such a sort after location. Since joining Europe Malta really has grown into one of the must see travel destinations within Europe. Using the Euro currency is another added bonus for European travelers. Add Malta to your trip today and you will be grateful when you do actually arrive. When you get to Malta you will also be within touching distance of Gozo, Comino and Southern Italy if you so desire. Malta is also an amazing scuba diving location with numerous amazing wreck and cavern dives surrounding this exciting island. The numerous must see sights include historic locations and the capital city of Valletta is itself a historic world heritage location. Everyone who travels to Malta falls for the grand charm of the country.

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Munich

Great place to enjoy a safe trip with no worries and full of fun and good ideas to make a holiday just right :)

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Sun, history, nightlife, beaches what more can you ask for :) summer time is the best

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Catania

Such a surprice! A place full of museums,churches,ancient story...but also modern and cosmopolitan! Loved it; i'm sure to visit Malta again..also because it's olny 30 min. flight away from Sicily!

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