It’s been a few years now since I visited Malta. The first time I went here was on a complete whim. I was actually meant to be going on a tour of Eastern Europe with a student travel company called Bus to Alps.
They changed their start location and because I was a student with no money I couldn’t really afford to buy a new flight, (my airline didn’t fly to the new tour location) instead I just paid the fee to change my flight altogether to somewhere warmer for a few days to then fly to Prague on my own and not meet up with the tour at all- in turn saving me money.
On the 8am flight to Malta from where I was studying in Manchester was where I met my now husband. I just happen to run on and grab the seat next to him! The reason he was flying to Malta was to visit him grandma and which is why I’ve been back various times. I didn’t know much about Malta before I arrive and I was pleasantly surprised with its beauty and vast history.
1. Architecture and History
Malta is a small country but is filled with interesting architecture. The old town in Valletta as well as M’dina are both great to explore. Malta is home to some of the oldest structures in the world – the Megalitihic Temples.
In recent years it has become increasing popular in the music scene. It now hosts various music festivals including Annie Mac’s Lost & Found. You’ll also find seaside bars and tons of clubs to choose from in Paceville.
3. Beautiful Coastline
You can go visit Popeye’s village where filming used to be done for the series, take a boat trip to the stunning blue lagoon and explore the many coastal caves. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, don’t forget to check out the filming locations!
4. Mediterranean food
Seafood is abundant here, so take advantage!
5. Outdoor activities
From diving to four wheeling or rock climbing, take your pick!
Malta is still relatively under the radar as a holiday destination, but it’s definitely somewhere to consider. Flights can be pretty cheap from the UK and temperatures are mild through out the year. Get here before the crowds!