The tiny but beautiful island nation of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe thanks to its sun, sea and sand. Find out 5 top things to visit when you’re on the island.
This ancient megalithic temple complex dates back to the Ggantija Phase which lasted between 3600-3200BC. Located in the south of the main island of Malta, it is is been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this extensive structure has yielded some amazing archaeological finds, making it well worth a closer look.
Comino island is part of the Maltese archipelago and the country itself, and is probably one of the most photographed areas on the island thanks to its incredible blue lagoon. This stunning natural lagoon has appeared in a multitude of films and adverts over the years and is iconic today as it ever was.
Also known as Valletta Marina, the Valetta Waterfront provides a stunning façade for the smallest capital in Europe. It features 3 prominent buildings; a church, the Pinto Wharf and the Forni Stores. Built in the 18th Century, nowadays it is a hub of restaurants, music and evening entertainment, and is one of the most lively places in the city.
Casa Rocca Piccola
Also located in Valletta is the 16th Century Casa Rocca Piccola, home of the di Piro family who continue to live there to this day. Boasting a restaurant, guiding tours through the decadently and elegantly furnished rooms, take a step back into the past at this lovely castle.
The Blue Grotto
Again found in the southern tip of the island, the Blue Grotto is a series of sea caverns that delight visitors and locals alike. Thanks to the angle of the sun hitting the water in the morning, the caverns are illuminated with sparkling blue water that also highlights the phosphorescence in some of the caves.
If you are booking a holiday to Malta, make sure that amongst the sun, sea and sand, you make time to visit these incredible natural and historical sites to make your trip truly unforgettable.