What to do in Malta

Malta offers it all: culture, history, archaeology, boat trips, sun, sea, and delicious cuisine. This little island country in the Mediterranean is teeming with amazing things to do. Malta has the highest concentration of historical sites of any nation, including the oldest stone structures in the world, baroque marvels of the Knights of St. John, labyrinthine Roman catacombs, and Second World War secrets.

Additionally, it offers swimming, snorkeling, and water sports in beautiful, warm seas, as well as some of the greatest diving in all of Europe. The carved limestone coast provides picturesque settings for hikers and view-seekers on land, as well as a delectable feast for foodies. Check out the information about what to do in Malta below if you like to visit.

Deep dive

This Mediterranean country, which is sometimes referred to as Europe’s best diving destination, has unusually clean water, 50 authorized dive schools spread over Malta and Gozo, as well as one on the small island of Comino. The most experienced sub-aqua explorer will find enough of challenges among the breathtaking underwater landscapes, which vary from cathedral caverns to deep holes and drop-offs and a variety of scuttled wrecks. However, novices will still find something to explore. Numerous dives are accessible from the beach, and beginners’ classes are available for divers as young as eight.

The aquatic life

The Malta National Aquarium is a fantastic family-friendly attraction that features everything from the marine life of Malta’s Mediterranean shoreline to tropical exotics, an imagined Roman shipwreck, and amphibians and reptiles. Kids should be entertained and astonished by the grim-faced groupers, newly-hatched sharks, piranhas, and small tree frogs. It’s conveniently paired with a genuine sea swim since it’s located on a blue flag beach in the tourist town of Bugibba, but you may also plunge deep into the water without even getting your feet wet.

Attend a private palace in Mdina as a guest

You pass the lofty limestone walls and ornate door knockers of its aristocratic palazzi as you stroll through the historical Mdina, Malta’s capital city prior to the building of Valletta. Being invited inside is quite different story, yet this experience lets you stay with one of Malta’s most prominent families behind the scenes. Meet the resident(s) and tour their house to see all of the antique, historical, and artistic treasures that are there. Because privacy is important, you won’t see this posted. For further information, contact Exclusively Malta.

Explore the renowned Grand Harbour

The enormous Grand Harbour, surrounded by honey-cream limestone and brilliant blue seas, is where Malta’s history began. The port, which is located between Valletta and the Three Cities and has famous fortresses on both sides of the sea, was the scene of both the Great Siege of 1565 and the Second World War encirclement of 1942. Exploring these protected waterways in a boat gives you access to secret streams and aquatic nooks, giving you a different perspective than on land. At Custom House, below Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens, you may board a small, striped dghajsa (traditional water taxi) or sign up for a bigger, organized boat tour with a narration.

Enter the oldest stone building in the world

The earliest stone structures in the world are the magnificent Neolithic Temples of Malta, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The temples are legitimate structures with huge gateways, curving halls that were formerly painted with plaster and ochre paint, stone furnishings, and sculptures that predate both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids (originals now in the National Museum of Archaeology). Mnajdra and Hagar Qim are the most well-preserved sites, followed by Tarxien and Ggantija on Gozo. The unusual Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a triple-layered labyrinth of rock-cut rooms, some expertly sculpted to resemble the above-ground temples, offers further wonders underneath.