The small archipelago of Malta is home to several world heritage sites, stunning natural beauty and year-round sunshine…what’s not to love? With an impressive 359 churches, cathedrals and chapels dotted around the Maltese Islands, you can’t walk more than a few yards before stumbling across an ancient location. And, while there are few beaches, Malta boasts sparkling seas and some of the best diving in the Med. Read on for some of our favourite things to do in Malta.


See The Sights in Valletta

The Maltese capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site was the headquarters of the Knights of St John during the crusades. Accompanied by an expert local guide, take a tour of the city, discovering its hidden treasures, excellent restaurants, hip cafes, and stunning architecture that tells the story of Malta’s diverse colonial heritage. Don’t miss a visit to the Siege Bell War Monument at Lower Barrakka Garden, which provides stunning views of the Grand Harbour, and come sunset, head over to Upper Barrakka Garden for incredible panoramas over Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa.


Tour Mdina and Rabat

These two historic cities are connected and compact, making them easy to navigate on foot (allow a couple of hours for each). Upon arrival in Mdina - another UNESCO World Heritage Site - you will see the fortified walls and a bridge leading to the entrance, known as Mdina Gate. Within the walls of the old city is a network of alleyways, cobbled roads and squares full of stunning medieval and Baroque architecture, not to mention some of the best Instagram spots you’ll find on Malta. In Rabat, the catacombs are the first place to head. Some of the earliest evidence of Christianity in Malta, this underground system of tombs and galleries is an impressive architectural feat. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a tour of the extensive site.


Discover The Blue Grotto

Visiting Malta’s famous Blue Grotto is one of the top things to do in Malta. The site comprises a series of stunning sea caves located near the fishing village of Qrendi, on the southern coast of Malta. Boasting breath-taking views of the cliffs and beautiful turquoise waters, this is a great spot for swimming, diving and relaxing in the sun, as well as taking a boat ride into the open caves. Malta is one of Europe’s best diving destinations and our specialist team can help design a memorable underwater adventure whether you’re a novice or an experienced diver. See our dedicated diving site for more details.


Live Like a Local in Marsaxlokk

The picturesque harbour village of Marsaxlokk is known for its daily open-air market that offers a selection of the best fresh fish in Malta. Here, you’ll catch a glimpse of authentic Maltese life. Mingle with the locals as they go about their days, take a walk around the harbour with its bobbing boats painted in bold colours (each one has a pair of glaring eyes on the front which are a symbol of protection for fisherman while at sea), and be sure to enjoy a swim in St. Peter’s Pool – a stunning natural pool not far from Marsaxlokk.


Visit the Island of Gozo

The small island of Gozo may be dinky in size, but it certainly punches above its weight in terms of experiences and attractions. History fans will enjoy visiting the Megalithic Temples at Ggantija, and the restored Il-Kastell fortress towering above Gozo's compact capital of Victoria is a fine sight. Mountain biking, kayaking and hiking are on offer for active visitors, while the culinary scene focuses on local produce and fresh seafood.

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