Malta: Must-see Destinations

January is the time of year when many people start to think about their holiday plans; the best time to go and the places they would like to visit. Most people seek sunshine, sea, sand and a pleasant environment. Malta is a perfect example of an ideal holiday destination for people looking to relax and unwind, and there are plenty of tempting places to eat and tourist attractions to visit. Here are five of the best must-see destinations:

1. A Trip to Gozo

Step back in time when you visit this tiny island, which is remarkably unspoilt, and admire the sleepy villages and craggy coastline. Gozo is also one of the best spots in the Mediterranean in which to scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters.

2. Popeye Village

One for the kids, Popeye Village is a quirky amusement park, which was built on the film set for the 1980 film ‘Popeye’. There is a water-park and rides for small children- adults may be relieved to hear there is also a winery.

3. The Catacombs at Rabat and Mdina

Mdina is a walled city crammed with tiny passageways leading to ancient churches, and museums, and quaint shops. It’s an ideal place to spend the morning strolling and exploring.
Adjoining, Mdina, the town of Rabat is home to some amazing catacombs that will fascinate the whole family.

4. Valletta

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is the capital of Malta and is home to St John’s Cathedral, ancient forts and many museums. A visit to Malta wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Valletta.

5. The Blue Lagoon

Located on the tiny, uninhabited island of Comino- which is well-worth exploring- the Blue Lagoon is an unbelievably beautiful stretch of water where you can swim, sunbathe and participate in many water sports. If you want turquoise waters, blazing sunshine, set amidst a dramatic landscape, then visiting the Blue Lagoon is a must.

About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.