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Traveling to Malta, Gozo, Comino and Cominotto

Enjoy the perfect summer holiday traveling destination - sunny Malta, Gozo, Comino and Cominotto

Experience the wonderful Maltese sea, limitless sunshine, 7000 years of fascinating history, gastronomy, and scuba diving!

Just a few hours hop from any European country, rich in historic sites, ancient temples, and over 300 days of bright sunshine a year, a paradise for travelers, scuba diving lovers, cultural and gourmet tours.

Malta is a beautiful country rich in ancient history (Maltese temples - the oldest world's standing prehistoric monuments surrounded by mystery, the medieval St. John Maltese knights), a passage through time with historical sites, located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, on a rocky island with its unique beauty, spectacular waterfront, amazing sunset views, tasty cuisine and winery, and the paradise for scuba diving lovers.

Travelling to sunny Malta, Gozo, Comino
Traveling to sunny Malta - Pixabay JanneG

Visit sunny Malta and enjoy a lot of indoors and outdoors activities:

- city tours to main places around the main island, Malta, or nearby islands, Gozo, Comino and Cominotto, see pretty villages with narrow winding streets, colorful houses, and frescoes, wooden balconies, lovely gardens; 
- visits the Maltese ancient temples (Ggantija, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, Tarxien and Hypogeum at Hal Saflieni), local museums (Archeology, Roman History, and Antiquities), and baroque buildings and churches;
- participate in local fiestas, mingle with people and give a try with delicious Maltese gastronomy (with a mix of influences from Sicilian, Arabic, French and African cuisine) and try traditional dishes sourced from local farmers that include stuffat tal-fenek (rabbit stew), lampuki carpaccio (fish pie, lemon, and olive oil), bigilla (a dip made with mashed beans and garlic), pastizzi (crispy puff-pastry filled with mushy peas or ricotta), soppa tal-armla ("widow's soup", a floating ball of sheep cheese), gbejna cheese made from sheep or goat milk, and local bread, Ftira or hobza; 
- have a sight-seeing at Valetta, the waterfront capital and UNESCO world heritage site, overlooking the harbour, admire the impressive baroque buildings, churches, and palaces, boasting colorful frescoes and gardens with an abundance of flowers; 
- take a trip to Mdina, the old medieval capital, for a "knights of Malta" show where you can assist in a recall of historical medieval moments;
- visit Rabat with its warren of winding streets, wooden balconies, lazy cats, and excellent restaurants;
- go swimming, to the peaceful beaches with golden sand or around for shopping;
- take sailing boats, cruises around Maltese islands;\
- experience scuba diving in a fascinating underwater world;
- jeep safaris;
- and even learn foreign languages.

Summer holiday Malta
Summer holiday in Malta - Pixabay Kasia Swieca

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most important sites and museums in Malta

In Malta (including its islands) - the one big open-air museum with imprints of a vast number of cultures - everything is at easy reach from morning till late in the night, making so comfortable to combine a morning swim or diving into the Mediterranean Sea, with a cultural program and a gastronomy tour at noon, and shopping or relaxing at a taverna till late in the evening.
- The Museum of Archeology
- Museum of Roman History and Antiquities
- The Roman Villa
- Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum
- Hagar Qim Temples
- Mnajdra Temples
- Tarxien Temples
- The Hal Salfieni Hypogeum
- St. Paul's Catacombs

Malta - Tarxien Temple complex (Ggantija phase, c. 3000 - 2500 BC)

Malta - Tarxien Temple complex - own photo

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum - Malta

This prehistoric monument was discovered during construction works in 1902 in Paola, on a hill overlooking the Grand Harbour of Valletta, and is one of the most famous ancient sites in Malta and unique in the world.

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is the only known subterranean structure with red and ocher paintings from the Bronze Age revealing to the visitor the artistic and architectural talents and knowledge of Neolithic period inhabitants.

The tomb complex is dated from ca. 3600 – 2400 B.C., has three underground levels, and was used both as a sanctuary and a cemetery; here were found various artifacts and bones of 7000 people (in bits and pieces).

The monument has 2 main rooms, the Main Chamber and the Holy of Holies, and is considered one of the most representative prehistoric monuments in the world.

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

Important sites and museums in Gozo where one will be amazed by hidden wonders:
- Ggantija
- The Museum of Archeology
- The Brocktorff Circle

Malta Gozo fossils - own photo

Traveling to Malta and Maltese paths
At first sight, Malta, seems too rocky, arid, drought, with very little vegetation and too much sun…

But as long as days are passing by, no doubt, that if you allow yourself to go around, visit all temples and caves challenging the enigma of the prehistorical era, get lost in a jeep safari or with a local old yellow bus – right hand drove (as shown in my photo posted here), take a scuba diving lesson, taste local food, participate to traditional local celebrations and fiestas, drink their delicious dry red wine, mingle with locals and understand their words and body language, stay laid down on the golden sand of Maltese beaches (to the North of the island and in Gozo) while listening to the sounds of nature… you’ll be totally fascinated about this tiny country, its inhabitants and traditions.

Do not miss:
- Valletta harbors and sleepy fishing boats,
- the narrow winding streets of Mdina and the Three Cities,
- the Blue Grotto,
- Marsaxlokk – fishing village,
- the Azure Window in Gozo,
- Popeye Village.

And you’ll definitely fall in love with Malta!

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience." - Francis Bacon

Maltese Festa - own photo

A taste of Maltese Festa, gastronomy, and local wine

Take a ride with a Maltese yellow bus to any nearby city and enjoy the scenery, people, the smell of freshly cooked seafood, the blue sky, and peaceful places...

All cities and villages in Malta are offering a gorgeous show of lights and sounds, fireworks, music, and dances, all summer long (and maybe even during other months of the year, as well).
And it is so nice to see all locals being so friendly, speaking Maltese (a mixture of English, Italian, French and Arab) language, offering to the tourists a bit of their culture and customs, while hosting a multicultural experience.
Love their fresh healthy and chilled fruit salads, the large plate served with an assortment of cheeses, dry fruits, and pastrami, dry red wine, or Zeppi’s traditional Maltese liqueur.

Malta summer swimming - own photo

Outdoor activities in Malta
 Malta is known as a scuba divers’ paradise for its breathtaking underwater scenery offered by nature’s beauty (a wide variety of aquatic flora and fauna) combined with the mysterious appearance of old vessels and plains wrecks in the surrounding shimmering turquoise deep-sea.

And most outdoor activities in Malta are related to water:
- snorkeling,
- swimming,
- scuba diving,
- sailing.

Besides these, there are also:
- jeep safari,
- scuba diving in Malta,
- fishing,
- bird-watching,
- (underwater) photography.

On all Maltese islands, footpaths will lead you through farmlands (with delicious goat cheese and local wine), along valleys and hills that reveal fascinating scenery, rocky cliffs, rocky shores, and turquoise shimmering sea.

Enjoy your summer holiday to sunny Malta, Gozo, Comino, and Cominotto!

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