Malta is a wonderful archipelago centred in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Aside from the obvious attraction of the beautiful golden beaches and a dazzling turquoise coastline, this island country is rich in history & Maltese culture, dating back to 4000 B.C.
Explore Malta’s fascinating 1000-year-old fortresses, Megalithic ruins and Neolithic burial chambers, while you spend your days sunbathing on gorgeous beaches, eating delicious Maltese cuisine and hiking through fossil-rich limestone cliffs or scuba diving through underwater caves.
Here are our Top picks for Malta :
Cities & Villages
Known as the fortress city, Valletta is located on Malta’s southeastern coast and boasts a long history. It is Europe’s southernmost capital and the European Unions smallest Capital city. It is made by gentlemen for gentlemen, the architecture is inspired by neoclassical and modern styles. When Visiting Valletta we suggest going to St. John’s co – cathedral, the National Museum of Archaeology or simply walk around the bustling streets full of café’s and restaurants to suit anyone’s tastes.
The Three Cities
Your home berth while onboard our vessels, this trio of fortified cities names Birgu, Senglea & Cospicua. These Harbourside towns are full of history while walking around the quaint side streets, you cannot help but admiring the imposing bastions, restored to their former glory. Dive into the history of the cities, have an Aperitivo in the yacht marina or watch the sunset behind the Capital City of Valletta from the back deck of your yacht.
Found in the northern region, this fortified settlement served as Malta’s Capital throughout the Middle Ages, until the Order of St.John designated Birgu as the administrative centre. It is still a walled city with a population of fewer than 300 people to date. This city was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century B.C. and was named Melita by the Romans. It is now one of Malta’s most popular destinations. One of the reasons for the cities nickname as The Silent City is that it does not allow any cars. Explore the city walls, The Roman Catholic St. Pauls Cathedral and the French Baroque Pallazzo Vilhena at your leisure.
Malta’s main traditional Maltese fishing village known for its regular open air fish markets and infamous world war two military outposts. In addition to its photographic harbour, lined with colourful fishing vessels, when the fish markets sell directly to the public on the quay, this peaceful village is the perfect place to stop for lunch. Take a walk along the Xrobb L’Ghagin nature park which covers 1550 square metres of land and coastline or visit one of the 4 nearby beaches.
St.Julians & Sliema
North of Valletta, it was once a fishing village but now is a hub for nightlife and tourism with a range of opulent hotels and restaurants dotting the waterfront. There is plenty to see and do in and around St.Julians, take a walk along the promenade, grab a bite to eat or perhaps you prefer going to the movies or bowling. Whatever your preference, this entertainment centre definitely packs a punch.
To be continued....