Top 500 places to visit before you die (P.15) Malta: The pearl of Mediterranean Sea


( Since it offers a mix of history, culture, and beaches (amongst other things), Malta can be a great place to visit as a family, as a couple, or even as a group of friends.

Malta is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea directly south of Italy and north of Libya. The island is 27 kilometers long and 14.5 kilometers wide, with a total area of 246 square kilometers. It’s known as one of the safest countries in Europe.


Not many countries give you a more diverse mix of culture and charm than Malta does. This wonderful nation has exquisite natural beauty, pristine beaches, compelling history, and mouth-watering cuisine.



Historically one of the most interesting countries, Malta has a diverse past. Sicilians, Romans, and Brits have all had rule over the little country at some point, and it’s reflected in Malta’s unique ways of living. Its close proximity to Southern Italy and North Africa adds to its eclectic mix of culture.



Valletta is the capital of Malta, and although small, is a UNESCO heritage site full of culture and history. If you are after beaches near the capital, you can head South East to the crystal clear waters of the Marsaxlokk district.

North Malta, Gozo, and Comino host the country’s most glorious coastlines. For crystal clear waters and summer fun, the Ahrax open cave and Blue Grotto have magical views and are great for a swim and snorkel. The Maltese coastline is often rocky and hard to access. Golden Sands Beach is a great beach with protected, clear blue waters.



Malta’s weather tends to be dreamy all year round, but the end of the year can bring a little rain. September is the best time to go as the crowds are gone and the heat still lingers.

Maltese cuisine is unique—a blend of Mediterranean, northwest African, and English. The simple pastries called pastizzi are flaky crusts similar to phyllo filled with ricotta or mashed peas. They’re always eaten with your hands and sometimes on the go, so locals will look at you oddly if you ask for silverware, even if you’re at a pub and the pastizzi are huge and piping hot. Be sure to try a traditional ricotta and mushy pea pastizzi, or some rabbit stew.



Activities and attractions on the little island collection are conveniently spaced and connected. Whether you’re doing a day trip or exploring the country for longer, there is an easy and efficient way to gallivant in Malta with your family.

According to Wikipedia/internet

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