The Maltese Islands, one of the most beautiful islands around the world, have time and time again attracted loads of tourists. The delectable cuisine, beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, thrilling scuba diving and a history of remarkable intensity are what sets the islands apart from the places that are in close proximity. If you are looking for a Summer destination, Malta is quite an amazing option to look into.
We have come up with some ideas for various things to do this Summer in Malta, right from the different types of entertainment to enjoying the finger-licking cuisine that the islands have to offer.
Yachting around the islands
You haven’t really visited Malta until you’ve explored its dazzling archipelago by sea. Von der Heyden Yachting can offer you an ultra-luxurious yacht to visit the most beautiful spots around the island – being the lofty Dingli Cliffs or the magical Blue Grotto. And while you’re cruising along, and if you’re a diving enthusiast, we are sure you’ll be able to find a wide range of creeks and reefs which make it perfect for you to have some fun time in. There are a number of natural caves and rock formations which further add to the amazing beauty of the place around you.
Daytrip to Gozo
You can also plan an elaborate day trip to the sister island – Gozo. It is located just a 20-minute ferry ride away from the island of Malta and is considered a smaller version of Malta altogether. The place is known for its vivid mixture of culture and heritage and consists of a wide range of rolling hills, hidden beaches and a rich variety of coastlines as well. One of the must visit on the island is the Citadella which is located in Victoria. The place does depict the rich history and heritage of the Roman and Byzantine times and is also known for its picturesque beauty all around.
One of the most important things that Malta is known for is the food that it offers. If you are there and you end up swerving away from the local cuisine, trust us, you are missing out on a lot. The food is not just delicious but one of a kind, which is what absolutely sets it apart from the rest. Make sure that you try everything, from the common local pasta to the peasant homely dishes that some places are known around for. The rabbit stew is a local favourite if you aren’t a vegetarian, but there are also a number of vegetarian options to lurk around.
Visiting the beaches is an absolute must when you are in Malta in Summer. The blue flag beaches are one of a kind and will end up taking your breath away. Some of the most popular beaches include Pretty Bay in the South and Riviera Bay and Paradise Bay in the North.
A Maltese festa is a predominantly important activity that’s held during the Summer months in every village and town around Malta. The people commemorate and celebrate their patron saint and indulge in a weeklong fiesta. The activity includes not just food and drinks but music and a wide range of entertainment as well. You can even view a wide range of parades too.
Owing to the pleasant time around the months of Summer, you can even visit the popular temples that are found around the islands. The Neolithic temples that are located in Ggantija in Xaghra Gozo are believed to be one of the oldest manmade structures around Malta. They date back to 3600 BC and are known for the kind of rich heritage that they behold.
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