Malta Things to do

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There are tons of Malta things to do in such a small island and in a short holiday. All so close to each other, from swimming, to seeing rich historical locations, sightseeing tours to enduring the Maltese specialties you can only find in Malta.

Top Locations

- Mdina: Visit the old fortified city of Mdina.

- Marsaxlokk: Mingle with locals and fishermen at Marsaxlokk village. The colourful fishing boats, the open daily market. Plenty of restaurants. 

- Xlendi Bay: Enjoying a good swim at Xlendi Bay Gozo. Have a meal at any time especially in the evening along a sea shore restaurants.

- The Silent City: Walk along the narrow streets of Mdina with beautiful large houses built by late Maltese rich families who used to live there when it was the capital city of the islands.

- Valletta: Get a Valletta travel guide book. Spend time walking around the streets. You can stop at a restaurant or cafe at many locations around the city.

- Vittoriosa, Senglea & Cospicua: Enjoy an evening out at one of Birgu's wine bars or restaurants within the three cities area of Birgu, Cospicua and Vittoriosa.

- Blue Lagoon: A trip to the Blue Lagoon in Comino either from Sliema sea front (120 minutes) or from Cirkewwa Ferry boat (15 minutes).  

Top Attractions

- Azure Window: Do not miss a visit to the Azure Window. Ideal for photos and a group selfie to share with your friends.

- Buskett: Go to Buskett where you can roam around the small park surrounded by trees and plants and plenty of place to relax. Attend the Mnarja festivities held on 28th & 29th June 

- Valletta Waterfront: The Valletta Waterfront, admire the luxury cruise liners and eat at one of the open air restaurants beside the sea.

- Xorb l-Ghagin: South of the island rocky beaches Xorb l-Ghagin, Delimara, St. Peter's Pool provide clean, blue fresh sea ideal for a quiet swim in the deep sea.

- Mosta Dome: Do not miss a visit to the Mosta church famous for it has the world's third highest unsupported dome.

- Popeye Village: Popeye Village in Mellieha, where families can go for a full day entertainment of fun and food, together with the story of the village.

- Lower Barrakka: Lower Barrakka gardens for a lovely quiet walk overlooking the Grand Harbour on your way to The Malta Experience and Siege Memorial which are both close by.

- Mgarr ix-Xini: Last year Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spent several months on the Maltese island of Gozo, the setting for "By the Sea," a film directed by Jolie. It was filmed at Mgarr ix-Xini bay.

- Paradise Bay: A day at Paradise Bay close to the Gozo ferry terminal. A completely secluded beach for a complete rest.


- Mnajdra: From Wied iz-Zurrieq take a walk or drive to the temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples, just a kilometer away.  

- History Timeline: A visit to The Malta Experience at the Mediterranean Conference Centre Valletta, an audio visual show will provide you with our history's journey

- Ggantija Temples: Ggantija in Gozo with massive huge stone constructions dating back to 5000 years ago a UNESCO World heritage Site. Do not miss this visit.

- Fortification Centre: Walk along the many fortifications of Valletta and Floriana. Visit The Fortress Builders - Fortification Interpretation Centre, Valletta.  

- Valletta Fortifications: A walk along the sea shore around Valletta fortifications. Plenty to see and admire apart from a quiet walk and a few bars to refresh.

- World Heritage: Visit Malta's UNESCO world heritage sites. Discover the oldest megalithic temples in the world which are older than the Pyramids of Egypt.

- Aviation Museum: The Aviation Museum Ta’ Qali where you see a variety of aeroplanes from WWII. Watch restoration of ongoing projects.

- War Museum: St. Elmo the fortress where the film Midnight Express was filmed in 1978, now houses the In-Guardia Re-enactment and the National War Museum.

- Manoel Theatre: Opera season in Gozo just a small island with two theatres having two operas every year.  Manoel theatre in Valletta for plays, musicals and pantomines.

- Siege Bell: The Siege Bell War Memorial in Valletta with a panoramic view of the grand harbour entrance and surroundings.  

- St. John's Co-Cathedral: A richly ornamented high Baroque architecture co-cathedral. A highly recommended location to visit.

- Mdina Cathedral

- The Grandmasters Palace & Armory

Malta Things To Do - Summer Fun On The Islands
Malta Things To Do - Summer Fun On The Islands

- Blue Sea: Swim in the crystal clear sea surrounding the islands. Rocky and sandy beaches see all complete list. Make this one of your top things to do.

- Sandy Beaches: Swim at the golden sands beaches in the north area of the island.

- Harbour Cruises: Malta guided tours - Cruises around the island, jeep safaris, premier nights, city tours, even customized itinerary just for what you wish to do.  

- Festivals: Festivals in Malta are popular in summer, Suggesting the Malta Jazz Festival, Marsovin Wine, Delicata Wine, Italian Wine Festivals. Held between July and August.

- Water Sports: If you love water sports there is plenty of it in summer. Go to the beaches and rent water equipment, parachuting, canoeing, kayaking.

- Sand Castles: Wherever you live on the islands it is not a problem to take your children to a sandy beach to build sand castles. See the complete list and map for orientation.

- Sunbathing: The island’s weather offers many sunny days. Sunbathing is not only between June and August. From April the weather starts getting warm. Avail yourself to enjoy the sun.

- Isle of MTV: 10 years of concerts. Jessie J, Rita Ora, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Snoop Dogg, Jason Derulo, Enrique Iglesias, OMI.

- Arts Festival: Express your art talent and participate in the Sliema Arts Festival during July of each year.


- Diving: The islands are a great destination for hikers, upsailing, cyclists and mostly divers who come from all over the world.

- Sailing: Sailing in Malta is very popular and amazing adventure around the Maltese archipelago.

- Golf



- Sliema Promenade: A pleasant walk along the Sliema promenade up to St. Julians. You will meet many foreigners along the way, and also you can stop at one of the restaurants to have a lovely dinner.

- Camping: The islands official camping site at l-Ahrax tal-Mellieha in a very quiet are in the north of the island.

- National Aquarium: You can visit The Malta National Aquarium in Bugibba everyday from 10:00 to 20:00

- Carnival: Come over in February for carnival. Enjoy seeing the colorful floats and the beautiful costumes.

- Karozzin Ride: Take a ride with the traditional karozzin. You can find them outside Valletta, Sliema/St. Julians, Rabat/Mdina and Bugibba/Qawra

- Cinemas: 16 cinemas at Eden offering Dolby digital sound system and 3D capabilities making your time enjoyable. Opera evenings with direct links to theatres abroad.

- Lidos: Summer lidos and beach clubs at Sliema Pitch, Exiles, Baia Beach, MedAsia Playa, Luzzu Lido Qawra, Corinthia St. George's Bay, Ray's Lido in Armier, Surfside Sliema.

- Inguardia: The In Guardia parade is a popular parade that goes back in time during the period of the Knights of St John.Featured as one of Malta top things to do.

- Fireworks: If you love fireworks, visit us in April / May for the Malta International Fireworks Festival held at the Grand Harbours and Marsaxlokk bay.

Malta Things To Do - Maltese Specialities
Malta Things To Do - Maltese Specialities

- Kinnie: Local drink you must taste is the Kinnie, chilled with ice.

- Twistees: A delicious cheesy snack.

- Cisk Lager: Enjoy the local popular Cisk Lager beer,  a gold winning in many international competitions.

- Old Buses: Many ask about the old Malta buses. They are not around anymore. See one at the Sliema front beside the various cruise boats now used as a souvenir shop

- Maltese Fish: Specialty of different types of fish offered at restaurants and also buying fresh fish from certain localities and Marsaxlokk.

- Farmers Market: Farmer’s Market at Ta’ Qali for freshly cut vegetables and fruits. Visited also by foreigners living here. Tuesday and Saturday 7:00 to 17:00.

- Qubbajt Nougat: Taste the qubbajt, a traditional local Nougat. Stalls are available at all local village feasts

- Lace Making: A visit to the crafts village at Ta’ Qali. Watch glass blowers. Look around for ceramics, pottery, gold, silver and filigree jewelry, Maltese lace, ornamental glass. 

- Mqaret: Mqaret  is one of the Maltese specialties one must taste when in Malta.  Many restaurants offer it as a desert which is good with vanilla ice-cream.

- Local Fruit: Taste the local fruits like water melon dullieh, peaches hawh, and grapes gheneb and figs.  

- Granola Ice Cream: Granola ice cream is mainly found in Gozo island which is originated from their.  Malta in many local grocers is found too.  

- Traditional Boat: Traditional Maltese colourful boats can be seen at Marsaxlokk and various fishing villages.

- Mdina Glass: At Ta’ Qali you can see various displays to buy ornamental glass.  A tour round the factory will show you how it is done.  Various shops around the island sell this type of glass. 

- Ground Fireworks: The Malta Mechanized Ground Fireworks Festival is held in April at the Granaries Floriana for all local fireworks clubs.

Maltese Specialities

- Public Transport: Malta Public transport bus times are very frequent to all villages and important destinations. 

- Tourist Office: Malta tourist information offices to find what you require for your holiday. Try our site map. Offices details in Malta.  

Things You Have To Do in Malta
Maltese Specialities

- Gozo Ferry: Tiny Gozo is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Malta and has a population of 37,000 people. So quiet and tranquil.

- Village Feasts: Village feasts are part of Maltese culture. Do not miss church functions, band marches, merry making, fireworks and decorations. Foreigners call them Malta festa.

- Relax: The islands for relaxation, Gozo even more as foreigners settle here. Come for a holiday and find out for yourself. Many British expats have settled in the small island of Gozo.

- Blue Grotto Caves: A trip to the Blue Grotto at Wied iz-Zurrieq. Then take a meal at one of the local restaurants.  

- Hop On Hop Off: Sightseeing in Malta is a good way to see the most important attractions of the Maltese Islands. Hop on hop off at your leasure with North Blue and South Red tours. This is one of the most Malta top things to do.

Unique Sights On Malta
Maltese Specialities

- Countryside Walk: Malta although such a small Island has something for everybody. Maltese culture is very rich due to its history location within the Mediterranean sea.

- Sunset: Sunset off the cliffs of Dingli. Relax in one of the restaurants cafes just across the road beside the cliff side.

- Equinox: The Mnajdra Temple solar alignment is perfectly aligned when the sun rises in line with the main axis of this temple called equinoxes

- Temples: Visit Malta's UNESCO world heritage sites. Discover the oldest megalithic temples in the world which are older than the Pyramids of Egypt.

Why Come To Malta?
Why Come To Malta?

- Unwind: A snack and a drink at Valletta Cafe Cordina and Eddie’s Cafe’ at Piazza Regina, enjoying the people strawling along Republic street and around.

- Nightlife: Enjoy the nightlife in Paceville Clubs and discos. Plenty of bars, clubs, gentlemen's clubs to choose from. Axis Disco, Babylon Bar, Barfunk, Boogie Bar, BJ' s Night Club, Black.  

- Entertainment: Entertainment in Malta varies from cinemas, casinos, night life at Paceville, water parks, operas, wine, jazz, arts and baroque festivals.

- Eating: Maltese food restaurants in various localities, variety of foods, local foods, Italian, Chinese, Indian, French, Turkish.

- Entertainment: Entertainment, festivals, very popular summer disco outdoor venues, at Gianpula Club, Numero Uno, Aria, Marrakech Club.

- Worship Places: About 97% of its residents are Roman Catholic with 581 worship places. The Mosta dome has the world's third highest unsupported dome.

- Delicious Cakes: Delicious cakes at Fontanella Tea Garden at Mdina. Getting a table on the upstairs deck at the edge of the fortifications for a beautiful view of Malta.  

- Grapes & Wine: Visit the Marsovin and Delicata wineries both at Marsa and taste their delicious wines a top things to do for wine lovers.

- Tour the Coast: Cruise around the island's beautiful coast in one day.

- Cruises: Malta is popular for tourists arriving by cruises. Start a cruise holiday from here visiting various Mediterranean countries.

Baystreet - Bay Street Complex at St George's Bay, adjacent to Paceville offers leisure, dining and shopping and activities for all youths to have an enjoyable evenings.

Yachting - Walk along the luxury yachts at Vittoriosa Waterfront while you admire the numerous fortifications of Valletta and the fortifications within the Grand Harbour.

Souvenirs - Buy a souvenir of Malta from the Sliema strand, an old bus which was converted into a small souvenir shop. This will give you an idea of how the old buses where in the old times.

Conference - An ideal location to plan a conference or an event offering different venue possibilities like forts, old cities, hotels with wonderful views and beautiful settings.

In all so many top things to do to help you plan your holiday to Malta.

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