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Top Things To Do If You Visit Malta In 2020

  • Jul 11, 2020

Not sure what to do whilst in Malta?

The international community has highly lauded Malta as one of the top post-COVID-19 destinations. This small Mediterranean archipelago packs a menagerie of curiosities in a small space. You’ll find picturesque towns and villages, prehistoric temples, stunning beaches, breathtaking scuba diving spots, hidden gems and a history of remarkable richness and diversity. 

Not sure what to do whilst in Malta? Here are the top things to do this summer whilst keeping your distance from crowds!

1.Stay in Valletta

 Malta’s capital city, Valletta, offers a truly unique experience for every visitor. Best of all, Valletta did not forget its roots – this city fuses modern and baroque elements – reflecting what contemporary Malta is all about. 

Every street leads to the sea, and its splendid architecture dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

New galleries, restaurants, museums and art spaces have heightened Valletta’s status as a European cultural centre, even in the post-COVID world. 

2. Visit Comino 

If you’ve never heard of Comino, you’re missing a real gem. 1800 years ago, Comino was talked about as a hermit’s hideaway and an island prison. Who knew back then that the island would evolve into a touristic hotspot?

Comino’s pristine Blue Lagoon is one of the most out-worldly beaches in the Mediterranean. The sea is so perfectly blue that in real life, it looks like a Photo-shopped image. You can rest assured that you’ll find a spot where you can relax and sunbathe this year, as the legendary Blue Lagoon is bound to be less packed than usual.

3. Gozo

Ask anyone who has visited Malta about their favourite spots, and they’re bound to mention Gozo. Often described as Malta’s prettier sister, Gozo definitely does not disappoint. Top attractions include the medieval Cittadella in Victoria (Gozo’s main city), Ramla Bay, Dwejra, San Blas Beach, Ta’ Pinu Church and the Ġgantija Temples.

4. Visit Mdina

Mdina’s ancient capital is perched on top of a hill and has been proudly guarding the ever-changing islands since 8th century BC. This walled city is a treasure trove of mysterious corners, dimly-lit winding streets, churches, palazzos and museums. No wonder it’s known as the Silent City!

5. Reef & Cave-Diving

Malta and Gozo are known as being excellent reef and cave diving destinations. The warm waters, shipwrecks and underwater caves, flora and fauna make the islands’ underwater world a diver’s paradise. The island’s compact size means that you can easily visit a couple of different diving spots on the same day. You don’t need to worry if you’re a complete novice: the islands boast some of the best diving schools in Europe. 

6. Marsaxlokk

This small, southern village is one of Malta’s prime fishing centres. Hundreds of traditional Maltese boats such as the Luzzu, dot the sheltered harbour – creating a colourful and quasi-festive atmosphere all year round. This village is also the centre of burgeoning gastronomic excellence – with restaurants such as La Nostra Padrona putting Malta firmly on the map as a culinary destination, 

7. Get on a ferry ride from Valletta to Sliema 

For as little as € 1.50, you can visit the cosmopolitan city of Sliema by catching the Valletta to Sliema ferry. This is the best way to travel if you want to immerse yourself in an authentic Mediterranean experience while avoiding traffic. 

8. Wander around the Three Cities

Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are collectively known as the Three Cities. All three offer an intriguing glimpse into Malta’s history, as these seaside towns had their fair share of excitement in the past. Nowadays, they’re one of the most aesthetically-pleasing cities in Malta. The local communities celebrate several notable feasts in true Maltese fashion, and it’s safe to say that the locals are always up for some revelry.