Attractions in Malta
Valletta, the capital, is an ideal base to explore the Island of Malta without a car. The island has an efficient bus system with Valletta as its hub. Tourists will appreciate Valletta’s charming hotels, restaurants, historical sites, and cultural events. Across the harbor, Sliema has less culture but more lively entertainment options and attracts many students on school breaks.
Valletta: Malta's Elegant Capital
A strategically important seaport, this fortified city is the elegant capital of the Republic of Malta. The entire city of Valletta is testimony to the grandeur of the Knights of Malta, the European noblemen who were granted the Maltese Islands by the King of Spain in 1530.
The Idyllic Island of Gozo
Gozo Island is the most idyllic destination of the Maltese Islands. With its quaint pastoral landscape, quiet towns, and pristine beaches, this little island is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing vacation while still discovering cultural attractions.
The Medieval Town of Mdina
Mdina offers an escape to an enchanting fairy-tale city. This captivating medieval hilltop town is steeped in history. Tourists must pass through the dramatic Main Gateto enter the city, giving the impression of walking back in time
Just outside the Mdina ramparts is the neighboring town of Rabat. Tourists can see both cities in the same day; Mdina and Rabat are sometimes considered to be one unified urban area. Rabat is less touristy and more of a real working city than Mdina but still has historical attractions.
Blue Lagoon, Island of Comino
An amazing nature site, the Blue Lagoon is a mesmerizing scene of crystal-clear turquoise waters. It has a South Pacific quality with the waters lapping over a white-sand seabed. This expansive lagoon gives the impression of being a giant swimming pool because its waters are so calm and the shallow end is safe enough for children.
The Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto is approached by a winding road on a cliff high above the Mediterranean Sea. The spectacular coastal scenery provides an exciting introduction to the nature site. The Blue Grotto is in Wied iz Zurrieq where the Grand Marshall Copier and a cavalry squadron shadowed the Turkish Armada on the eve of the Great Siege of 1565.