TRAVEL TO THE MOST SUSTAINABLE DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD
Malta the most beautiful destination a little archipelago in the central Mediterranean, tucked in-between Sicily and the North African coast. Known worldwide for its warm climate and beautiful landscapes, Malta is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Malta ranks as the 4th most sustainable destination in the World on the Environmental Performance Index. Malta is composed by the 3 major islands, the island of Malta, the Island of Gozo and the island of Comino. These islands have adopted elements of every civilisation that have invaded them, with English food, Italian Catholicism and Arabic language, and boast three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the entire Maltese capital, Valletta, resplendent with cathedrals, lush gardens and squares.
Gozo’s ‘blue hole’ has unforgettable underwater experiences . Absorb the vast heritage of this place by visiting the UNESCO Neolithic Ġgantija Temple ruins and use up the rest of your time going on rural hikes and snorkelling in the crystal waters.
Beautiful beaches such as Ramla Bay, San Blas Bay, and more touristy Paradise Bay, welcome you in for a dip. Also refreshing is that most of the local food and dishes in Gozo are 100% organic. The island promotes eco-education in schools and won the award for showing global leadership in protecting its local culture and traditions, involving the local community in tourism and avoiding human exploitation at every cost.
When To Go
It is warm but not too hot in April, May and June.
How Many Days
Although it's easy to spend up to one week in Malta, four days is considered to be adequate to see the main sightseeing attractions.
How To Get There
The quickest way to reach Malta is by plane, from almost anywhere in Europe. Travelers coming directly from the United States need to connect to Malta from a larger European city, like Paris or Rome. Air Malta, the national airline, operates to and from all major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Things To Do
Dingli Cliffs are the cliffs on the southern coast of Malta. The view from these cliffs is breathtaking.
The Three cities Birgu, Senglea and Vittoriosa are the fortified cities that are an example of the authentic life of the Maltese islands.
Gozo island is a perfect stop for those who desire a bit of relaxation being emerged in the untouched nature. Particularly beautiful is the capital of Victoria and the beaches of Gozo.
Megalithic Temples are the oldest free-standing building in the world. Even older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge are a magic stop for history lovers.
Blue Grotto. Getting a ride in a wooden boat inside the caves with the blue water of Blue Grotto, is an experience that will for long be in your mind.
The fishing village Marsaxlokk. The authentic fishing village of Marsaxlokk located in the south of Malta will be a great stop for a walk at a street market, enjoy the view of traditional boats and eat some good fish.
Malta being mostly rocky offers also a great possibility to enjoy the very characteristic sandy beaches. They are mostly located in the North of the island.
Mdina is also known as the Silent City, it is the perfect place to get emerged in medieval times. The fortified city is best to be visited early mornings or late evening and after sunset when the atmosphere is more magical.
The capital of Malta, Valletta named is a UNESCO Heritage fortified city. It was also displayed in the Game of Thrones which was shot all over the island.
Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. The most famous swimming natural pool on the island is unquestionably the Blue Lagoon of Comino. Its crystal blue waters make this place famous worldwide and the Blue Lagoon to be the most famous attraction of Malta. Read our article about how to get to Blue Lagoon.
Where To Stay
The British Hotel has grand harbour views and ensuite bathrooms. Prices include breakfast. Le Meridien Phoenicia is a fine restored colonial barrack. Saint Patrick's Hotel. This is where colonial grandees used to go to cool off. Its rooftop garden and tiny pool have splendid views. Prices include breakfast. Ta'Cenc is an upmarket hotel with three swimming pools and a renowned restaurant. Xara Palace a a 17th century property, which forms part of the medieval bastions that surround Mdina.
Where To Eat
Bobbyland www.bobbyland.eu. The best rabbit on the islands. It is one of the locals' favourite spots for Sunday lunch, so make sure you book ahead. Giannini. This is Valletta's best restaurant and has one of the most spectacular views and serves traditional Mediterranean food. Malata. Malata serves French and Italian cuisine in a cool, dark catacomb that is popular with business diners. Oleander. Fantastic local food, including exquisite rabbit, traditional fish soup and fresh-made ravioli. Stone Crab. www.thestonecrab.com Good seafood, a lovely waterside location and friendly staff.