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Malta

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Quick Guide

  • Maltese, English
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs
  • +1 hr

Arriving in Malta is like being transported back to a time where ‘swashbuckling’ was a word that would be used. Being in such a critical location in the Mediterranean meant that the tiny island was much-fought over for centuries. It’s an island of dramatic cliffs, coves with lovely beaches, but, most iconically, fortress-like towns with stark walls and watch-towers.

The capital of Valetta is laid out in a grid, with bars, cafes and restaurants aplenty. There are several significant churches and museums here too.

The stunning old town of Vittoriosa is a must-visit if you’re not staying there. The high walls of the castle-like houses and buildings make the actually quite small city feel like a labrynth. The old fort of St Angelo is out at the tip of the peninsula of Vittoriosa and has been restored for an excellent visitors experience. Take a stroll along the Cottonera Waterfront for lovely harbour views, too.

Malta is very easy to get around as not only is it compact but its public transport is also excellent. The people are fall-over-themselves friendly too, so you’ll never be without help. The influence of the period of British rule is ever-present, with English power sockets, red post boxes, and English as an official language. It makes it very easy for English speaking visitors!

Malta Key Facts

  • Maltese, English
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs
  • +1 hr

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Nearest Airports

  • Malta Airport (MLA)
  • Comiso Airport (CIY) - 69 miles