Malta has a vast array of towns, villages and fishing ports, all having their own characteristics and appeal. Certain villages are bustling with activity, both night and day and are packed with cafeterias, clubs and restaurants. Then there are the more traditional towns where one can enjoy some peace and quiet and enjoy the marvelous views and landscapes which the Maltese islands have to offer.
Tourists have a good choice of where to go in Malta, depending on what they are in the mood for. The capital city, Valletta, which has a wealth of European art and architecture, should be one of the top destinations when traveling to Malta. Apart from the many shops and restaurants that flank the streets, Valletta is full of palaces, museums and other tourist attractions. Another place worth visiting is the medieval capital of Malta, Mdina and its suburb Rabat. Mdina, with its long and narrow streets, is also called the Silent City. It is rich in history and one can visit the ancient palaces and experience life as it was in the old days.
The Three Cities, namely Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are the epitome of maritime history and offer some of the best historical sites in Malta. Bursting with charm and character, they were also the home of the first knights which came to live on the Maltese Islands.
If you would like to experience life in a sleepy old fishing village, you should try going to Marsaxlokk and neighboring Marsascala. Every Sunday, there is an open-air market in Marsaxlokk which is very popular with tourists and locals alike.
Malta is very well known for its vibrant nightlife and the fact that bars and nightclubs are in close proximity will give you an overwhelming experience which is hard to experience elsewhere. The main area which has most of Malta’s nightlife is St. Julians (Paceville) with Bugibba on a slightly smaller scale. Both St. Julians and Bugibba are main tourist destinations and are jam-packed with hotels and entertainment spots.
With just a short ferry ride across the deep blue waters of the Maltese Islands, you can visit Gozo, Malta’s sister island. Visiting Gozo takes you back in time and gives you a glimpse of a traditional lifestyle. The main tourist destinations in Gozo are Xlendi and Marsalforn, with their sandy beaches and numerous restaurants and hotels. Other top spots which one should visit in Gozo are the capital city Victoria, the Azure Window, located in Dwejra Point, the Fungus Rock situated in the centre of Dwejra Bay, the Ta’ Pinu Basilica as well as many others.
Whether you would like to have a relaxing holiday or a more vivacious one, the Maltese Islands are sure to guarantee memories to last you a lifetime.