Having recently visited Malta, I am still smittened by the beauty and serenity of the place. There are a 101 great reasons why Malta should be on your list of places to visit or your next holiday. Still unspoilt and with most buildings only two stories high it still has an old feel to it.
It’s fairly easy getting around Malta and will only set you back 12 Euros for a weekly bus pass which is valid on both Gozo and Malta. The islands are fairly small so there is no real need to rent a car and there are many tours in Malta allowing you to visit all the islands.
Malta has seen many invaders and as a result, the islands have a rich culture and heritage, evident in almost everything you look at; from the street/town names to the language and food. With many rulers – the makings of an interesting place to tour around. So my reason for wanting to pay the islands a visit once more:
1. Visit Comino Island
2. Explore Gozo Island
Another great way to explore the area is via a boat trip on the “inland sea”. It takes you through a tunnel cave and along the sea cliffs. You can also look through the Azure window and the beautiful rock formations.
Where to eat and stay There are plenty of hotels on Gozo Island. As we were a group we opted of a different style of accommodation on Gozo Island. Renting a villa is by far one of the easiest and probably one of the cheapest stays on the island.
The price worked out to about £112(for a week!! each). A great way to live and experience life on the island like a local. There are quint little local shops, bars and restaurants around.
Our villa was in Nadur San Blas, which was in easy reach to ferry port and pretty little bays like Ramla Bay. From most harbors you can sit and watch as the fish you will soon be eating is landed.
Foods To Try In Malta
When in Malta you have to taste the local specialty called Pastizzi. This are little diamond-shaped savoury pastry filled with ricotta cheese, spinach or mushy peas. Its a real treat! Best eaten straight from the oven and at a price of just 25 euro cents you will need to must up all the strength not to walk away with the whole shelf of these mouth-watering pastries.
|Photo Credit: Hectkic Travels|
3. Explore Malta Island
How to get there The main airport is on this island where most airlines including Air Malta, Ryan Air, Easy jet and other couriers operate from. There are buses straight from the airport to the ferry port connecting Malta and Gozo.
So have you been to Malta yet? If so, Have you left yet?(I pretty much wanted to stick around for a while longer)
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A friend of mine went to Malta last year and I couldn't believe her photos- it looks so pretty! I would love to visit one day
You have to visit soon, especially if have a friend there.
Oh my gosh…. that turquoise water…. the pastries…. your posts always have a way of making me just yearn! I have a friend who lives in Malta – I just need to go visit him and explore the area!
What are you waiting for?! Assuming there is free accommodation then all you need is a ticket on squeezyJet and you are set!
Tammy and Chris on the move
Looks really pretty. I never really considered Malta as a holiday destination. In Germany it is only known for language holidays really. Very tempted to go now.
You have no idea what you are missing! It really beautiful, beautiful quiet beaches and good food…you can the learn the language if you like too but not obligated to do so 😀
I've been to Malta before but unfortunately it was such a short visit and it looks like I missed out on so much! Need to book another flight soon!
Indeed. SqueezyJet always have cheap ones if you book early enough too.
A permanent population of 4. How often do we see that these days? I'm considering a trip in either the fall or late spring. Thanks for the info. 🙂
I know. Its so cool isnt it. You should definitely go and visit it, I am sure you will love it.
The Trusted Traveller
Malta looks so amazing! It's really showing up on my radar a lot lately and is probably one of the places I want to visit most in the world. The colour of the water and food alone entice me, let alone everything else. Great photos!
Its really beautiful, beautiful little island to explore and the food too! Not to mention that the cost of living is cheap, even the wine!
I keep hearing amazing things about Malta too. Your pictures are beautiful! And those pastries have me drooling…
Yep, they are tasty little baggars!
Looks very nice! A friend of mine recently moved to Malta, looks like I might have to pay her a visit pretty soon 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
I would be on that phone if I was you…"Its been a while, I thought its time we had a catch – in Malta!" 😀
God, malta looks absolutely stunning ! Definitely on my go-to list 🙂
I am sure you will love it. Get there before everyone discovers it 🙂
I've visited Malta and Gozo. My favourite parts were Valletta, St Paul's Bay and our time on Gozo (day trip) Such stunning scenery, great food and a relaxed, charming atmosphere. I would recommend it to anyone going to Europe. Your photos are great and I really liked this post. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for dropping by! It really is a stunning place and I certainly wouldnt mind going back.
Country Hopping Couple
I loved Malta, and it still remains as one of my favourite countries. The blue waters, limestone houses are just something that only belongs to Malta. Seeing your pictures of Azure Window just brought back so many lovely memories.
Looks beautiful – Malta's one of those places that I never really thought of visiting but I'm seeing more and more pictures and posts about it and I've definitely been won over and might have to make a trip soon!
Just stumbled upon this. I leave tomorrow. Your post is making me so much more excited and I can't wait to explore!
Awesome! I am sure you will love it. Beautiful beaches, great food and friendly locals – the makings of a perfect stay. Dont forget to check out Xlendi Bay if you have time. Its lined with beautiful cafes and restaurants. Also perfect for watching the sun set.