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Silema, Valetta & St Paul's Bay, Malta

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Malta got off to a rocky start at the airport - as my luggage didn't arrive! A first for me and according to the attendant in Malta, it's a regular occurrence on flights from Rome! It was great to catch up with Lucy with good times ahead.

Malta is a fascinating place to visit.It's small landmass however there's a huge variety of things to discover and it has immense historic significance. As it's located in the centre of the Mediterranean, the area has been fought over fiercely which has led to vast fortifications that need to be seen to be believed. That combined with rocky coastlines, limestone cliffs and golden beaches with crystal clear water, it's a wonderful place to explore.

We based ourselves in Gzira for the first few nights in an Airbnb - and used it as a base to explore Valletta, The Three Cities and we also did a day trip to Marsaxlokk, a fishing village in the islands south east. From there we walked to St Peter's Pool and Il-Kalanka Bay for a couple of swims and a picnic.

St Paul's bay was next allowing us to do easily do trips to other parts of the country. The island of Gozo has loads to explore, Pop Eye Village was quirky and fun, Mdina was beautiful and we relaxed on the beach at Golden Bay.


Be sure to check out:

  • Valletta - A UNESCO World Heritage site, referred to as 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'.
  • St John's Co-Cathedral - Malta's most impressive church, encrusted with rich ornamentation.
  • The Three Cities - A wonderful mix of buildings and fortresses, with an authentic insight into Maltese life, and without the crowds.
  • Ġgantija Temples - Large megalithic temples with 6m high walls, spanning over 40m and dating from 3600 to 3000 BC.
  • Mdina - One of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city with a mix of medieval and baroque architecture.
  • Marsaxlokk & St.Peter's Pool - An idyllic fishing village just a few kilometres walk from a stunning natural swimming pool.
  • Popeye Village - A purpose-built film set village that's now a fun park. A great place to spend the afternoon.
  • Golden Bay - one of the island's best large beaches, with golden sand and warm water.


Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in Malta

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