What are some of good things to do in Malta?

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1. Posted by wanderinglia10 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

I want to know what are some of the places that I can travel to while visiting Malta during Covid restrictions.

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1525 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

Places which are not indoors: the Valletta fortifications, Upper and Lower Barakka Gardens ,the 'Three Cities', Marsaxlokk, Mellieha, the walled city of Mdina, all the coastal resorts e.g. Sliema, St Paul's Bay. And Gozo, obviously, including Victoria.

Walking: Dingli Cliffs, Ras il-Pellegri and Ras il-wahx peninsulas, Rdum il-Qammieh and Ghjan Tuffieha viewpoints.

Largely or partly outdoor sites (check opening times etc): Tarxien temples, Hagar Qim temple, Fort St Angelo in Birgu, Blue Grotto boat trips *might* be running, Gigantija temples on Gozo.

Indoor sites (check opening times etc): National War Museum/Fort St Elmo, St John's co-Cathedral, National Archaeology Museumand other museums in Valletta; Malta at War Museum in Birgu: Wartime tunnels in Mellieha.......

....and lots more.

Maybe look at the official Maltese tourist information site?

https://www.visitmalta.com/en/home

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Aug-2020, 10:20 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2652 posts) 7w 1 Star this if you like it!

The last time I was in Malta was a long time ago when I was still a young man in the military stationed in Italy. At that time I was mostly interested in hunting up girlfriends. Although I do remember having a nice time Valletta.

Below info is from this TP forum. Google type search can be helpful also reading a printed travel guide you can buy or borrow.
https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Malta/

If a visit to this island is worth it depends on how far you need to fly and how long your visit will be. Also read up on any special entry requirements because of this Coronavirus.

If you fill out your profile it will be easier to help you.

4. Posted by wanderinglia10 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot for this hands of information. I'm just waiting for my visa to arrive. Any advise for backpacking though?

5. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1525 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

>Any advise for backpacking though?

If you're going to stay in hostels, make sure you research thoroughly beforehand. If you're visiting from May to October, you may well need make reservations in advance. Don't assume every Maltese town/village has a hostel or cheap b&b: they simply do not. And don't assume that there will automatically be room if you just turn up. You might also look at Airbnb Malta.

If you intend to camp, research campsites before you go and book if necessary. As far as I'm aware there are only a couple of Maltese campsites. 'Wild' camping is illegal...all land is owned by someone...so imo it's best not done at all.

Malta is a very small island and Gozo is tiny.

There's a good bus service on Malta and a basic one on Gozo:

https://www.publictransport.com.mt/

I don't know whether hitch-hiking is worthwhile. It's no longer a popular option in any EU/EEA country and I've never seen a hitchiker on my several visits to Malta. Much better to use the buses imo.