If you’re thinking of visiting Malta, there are endless wonderful attractions that will guarantee your trip is worthwhile. These are just a few examples of the rich variety of historical, cultural and geographical sights, which make this destination so popular with visitors from all around the world.
The Azure Window
Located just off Dwejra Bay on the little island of Gozo, the iconic Azure Window has found notoriety all over the globe. The stunning limestone arch reaches out into the sea and the spectacular sight it creates has made many appearances on TV and in advertising.
Unfortunately, due to erosion you can no longer walk on top of the Window, but the nearby beach offers a great view and there are plenty of boat tours that will take you closer. This is also a favoured spot for both divers and climbers, so if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous then this may be the place for you.
Ancient City Of Mdina
With a vast history spanning back over 4000 years, this stunning fortified city offers history lovers a taste of almost every key period in the vibrant and colorful tapestry of Malta’s history.
The Phoenicians initially founded Mdina and there are still plenty of traces of their legacy to be seen. It later fell into the hands of the Romans and significantly reduced in size during the Byzantine period. Mdina peaked during medieval times, when it became the picturesque walled hill-top town that it is today. There are even some later Baroque features that were added during the 18th century.
You can’t spend time on the sunny shores of Malta without taking a dip in the sea. The Blue Lagoon is a wonderful spot located between the island of Comino and the islet of Cominotto. It’s a popular site with visitors and for extremely good reason.
The vast and shallow natural pool is a postcard perfect attraction, with its clear and cool blue waters providing fantastic opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and even scuba diving. It’s one of the best spots in the whole of Malta to cool off from the hot summer sun, so be sure to head down early and secure yourself a spot on the thin beach that hugs the shoreline.
Many aren’t aware of this, but Malta actually boasts some of the most impressive Neolithic remains anywhere in the world. The Hypogeum is an incredibly unique site as it is the only underground temple in the world from this time period.
Its labyrinth of underground tunnels showcases an impressive array of art, carving and figures. Wandering through its many passages transports you back in time and gives you a true insight to the lives of ancient man. However, be warned that it’s recommended to book in advance; only 80 visitors can go down each day so it’s essential to secure your spot.
These are just a few of the numerous wonderful attractions that make Malta such a great place to visit. If you know of anymore that deserve a spot on this list then be sure to leave a comment below!
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