I would link to share my idea about Malta- a world famous travel destination in Europe.
I myself visited Malta and Gozo few days back and enjoyed my holiday very much in the astonishing and beautiful beaches, sea and valleys.
If you too are going Malta, do not worry for accommodation over there, as one can find numerous accommodation facilities including villas, farmhouses, apartments etc on long term or short term at affordable prices.
Have you ever visited Malta and Gozo? If yes, then you are most welcome to share you experience and how did you make your visit more enjoyable.
I visited Malta three times, of which one time I worked there for the summer.
I'm a big fan too :D
I am in Malta at the moment and have been here since more than 3 months.
Seriously I fell in love with the sweet little island, however it has of course it's disadvatages e.g. that this small island represents a whole country. You have to get used to the genuine life they life here, you think the maltese are never in a hurry. However they are mostly very friendly and helpful.
The best means of transportation is definitely the public busses (trains do not exist in Malta and Taxis are quite expensive for the little distances)
Malta has a lot of nice places, like the capital city of Valletta. It is worth spending a day in it, since it is part of the world heritage...Should you be interested in a city tour you could explore Valletta via an audio guide which you can rent from the Archeology Museum at the main street= Republic Street.
As soon as you arrive at the main Bus Terminus( almost all Busses end or pass through Valletta) and come through the gate you will find a tourist information on the right side. There you will find good information about the available tours and sides of Malta.
Also I can recommend to visit the St.John's Co-Cathedral with its chapels and famous paintings! By the way Malta has about 365 churches, but this one is unique. Furthermore, there is the Market in the Halls during the week and on Sundays it is next to the main Bus Terminus from 9-12 in the morning. Also a nice place is the Palace Armoury Museum which opens every day and exibits a variety of armoury from different centuries beginning from the medieval times.
Mdina, the silent city, contrasts a lot from tourist places like Paceville (nighlife area- the best one in whole Malta especially club 22 in Portomaso Tower, St. Julians), and from there you have an amazing view of all Malta, because it is located in the middle of the Island. Fishing villages like Marsaxlokk are beautiful and sundays there is also a fish market.
The weather at the moment is too uncertain to vistit places like the Blue Grotto or the neighbour island Comino and even the bigger one Gozo, where you really need summertime to enjoy it. However, if it is sunny, you could visit the close island Gozo by ferry, which differs a bit from the urban Malta. You are able to see more green and rural places.
Hope you have a nice trip and my advice could help you
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I don't dig guy ritchie films, but I watched SWEPT AWAY, several times, so I could see the Beach and the island... They said it was shot in MALTA.
I have been to one island in China that would pass a mediterean island. not that I have ever been to Europe, but I see on photos and films.