馃尀 Malta is the largest island of the Maltese Islands archipelago located south of Sicily. It also includes Gozo, Comino and several smaller islets. This is worth knowing, because a trip to Matla can be enhanced with a cruise to any of these islands. For example, you can sail to Gozo for a day, where there was the now-defunct symbol of Malta – the Azure Window, a rock bridge that collapsed in 2017. Nevertheless, Gozo still has a lot to offer, especially the beaches, much less crowded than in Malta.

Valletta - Malta

Although Malta may seem like a relatively small island (it’s about 250 square kilometers, compared to Warsaw’s 530 square kilometers), there are many historical sites and beautiful beaches. For example, in the capital city of Valletta alone, there are as many as 320 monuments!

And while for many people Malta is a destination for relaxing on the beach, we encourage you to at least take a day or two off by car or public transport bus and see at least the aforementioned capital or the so-called “capital of Malta”. The Silent City, that is Mdina. Distances are not great, the cities are well connected, although the roads can be tight during the season. It’s a good idea to get around by city buses, which run all over the island – we recommend buying a weekly ticket and exploring interesting corners of the island without limits.

We also encourage you to learn more about Malta’s history, as its strategic location in the Mediterranean Sea made many nations want to seize the islands for themselves. The influence of many cultures has shaped Malta’s unique character.

Golden Bay - Malta

The island is very diverse and both lovers of sightseeing, parties and families with children will find something for themselves here.

馃尀 Malta is an island in the Mediterranean that immediately looks like a great holiday destination. Is that the case? Read all of our posts below about Malta to see if it’s worth the trip.

Our trip took place in August, which may not exactly be the best idea. High prices, many tourists, traffic jams on routes, crowded beaches, high temperatures (too high). If you have the opportunity it is better to come here before or after the high season.

Malta and Gozo, what is worth seeing on the island?

Below you will find a sample itinerary and places to see in Malta?

Day trip Location
Day 1 Popeya Village
Day 2 Marsaxlokk
Day 3 Pretty Bay
Day 4 Gozo
Day 5 Valletta
Day 6 Mdina
Day 7 Golden Bay
Day 8 Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Of course, this is just one of many suggestions. You can find much more advice in our posts available below.

We recommend you first of all our post Malta – practical tips, where you will also find answers to the most frequently asked questions and our video presenting 馃幀 some interesting places and what to do in Malta:

All our posts about Malta:

Malta – Gozo and (memory after) Azure Window

Gozo is a small island of 67 square kilometers, part of the Maltese Islands archipelago. More unspoiled than the main island, Malta, with beautiful views, an interesting coastline and the postcard-perfect Azure Window, which unfortunately can only be admired in…

Malta – Mdina (Silent City) and Rabat

Located in the central part of the island, Mdina was formerly the capital of Malta. It is now known as “Silent City,” or the City of Silence, and perhaps even more famous as the filming location for scenes for “Game…

Valletta – attractions, what to see in the capital of Malta?

Valletta is a city that beats other capitals in the number of monuments per square meter! In the less than one square kilometer that Malta’s capital occupies, there are as many as 300 monuments, which is the most common information…

Malta – some useful practical information

We have gathered for you a handful of practical tips and advice from our trip to Malta. Here they are. We will summarize everything in this post. Here you will find both answers to your questions and some practical tips…

Malta – Beaches in Malta and Popeya Village

Malta is now a popular vacation destination with guaranteed weather. So we stop writing about Sightseeing :) How about some rest and relaxation on the beach? Everyone gets their due! There are several reasons for flying to Malta: some treat…

Malta – Marsaxlokk and Pretty Bay

If something has “pretty” in its name, let your warning light go on. Nice places don’t need nice names, they are just beautiful. We were tempted by the name, so we went to see the prettiest bay and the famous…