Malta – Great destination for sun, sand and history
When talking about Malta, one normally thinks about only one island, however it should be noted that Malta is part of an archipelago and has two other inhabited islands surrounding it, Gozo and Comino, as well as a slew of other smaller, uninhabited islands.
The rather small island of Malta has had a very long and rich history, it played a very important role amongst the many ancient civilizations that exchanged spheres of influence in the region throughout the centuries, however the island has been inhabited for far longer than that. It boasts ruins that have been around since the fourth millennium BC, the Neolithic era.
Malta and its smaller islands offer a lot of things to their visitors, one of the main attractions being of course its great Mediterranean weather, but that is just the tip of the iceberg as it were. The island offers the chance to lounge on great beaches and enjoy the sun, or for those who are interested in the history of the place there are many museums and sights to visit, and one must not forget that the islands offer a slew of wonderful natural sceneries and locations to enjoy.
There are quite a few major cities in Malta, each of them offering something of a specific experience, the capital, Valletta being possibly the most modern of them all, while also being rather old. Then there are various other places such as Mdina – the island’s old capital, very well-preserved, Rabat – which hosts many historical attractions or St. Julian’s – which is a great place to seek entertainment options and the vibrant nightlife of the island. These are of course just a couple of examples, there are more to look into and explore.
Some other must-see destinations that you’ll surely not want to miss while in Malta are the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Stone Age temples; the Golden Bay, which is one of Malta’s most beautiful sandy beaches, and of course one cannot not visit the Blue Grotto – despite its name, it’s actually a series of seven caves and inlets, made famous by the blue waters and how they reflect off of the wonderful rock formations.
Malta has many more things to offer and it’s pretty much impossible to see everything there is to be seen during a limited-span holiday, however you can maximize your sightseeing with the help of Malta car hire services, so keep that in mind while on your trip.
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