Check out the bustling, bougainvillea-fringed cafes and bars of St Julian’s, visit the historic fortified cities of Valletta and Mdina, or take a short ferry-ride to the tiny island of Gozo, a sleepy, unspoilt jewel in the Mediterranean.
The historic island of Malta has long been prized by marauding invaders for its strategic significance, and showcases its rich diversity in its dramatic architecture, which ranges from the some of the world’s oldest megalithic temples to breathtakingly opulent baroque palaces and ornate cathedrals.
Cited by some as the legendary Island of Calypso, Gozo is home to the splendour of the Azure Window in Dwejra, quaint Xlendi Bay and the historic Citadella in the capital of Victoria.
Take a ferry trip to the unspoilt island of Gozo and experience one of the most tranquil and idyllic Mediterranean resorts imaginable. Full of character and charm, this enchanting island features picturesque little coves, rustic Mediterranean style restaurants and lively local bars.
The Hilton Malta hotel is located just fifteen minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta, capital of Malta and home to an abundance quaint cafes, bustling bars, and centuries-old cultural landmarks.
This fabulous harbour city was largely built during the rule of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and showcases some of Europe’s most dramatic architecture, with an abundance of Baroque churches and palaces, as well as a wealth of magnificent museums and lush, manicured gardens.
Take a trip to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk on the south-east of the island and experience Maltese charm and hospitality.
Surrounded by historical landmarks including the megalithic temples of Tarxien, the Bay of Marsaxlokk is famed for the iconic, brightly-coloured ‘Luzzu’ fishing boats, which feature the unmistakable ‘eyed’ prow, a custom that can reportedly be traced back to an ancient Phoenician superstition.
A wealth of seafood restaurants serve freshly caught produce, while the bustling Sunday fish market offers a fascinating opportunity to experience the colour and warmth of local culture.
Visit historic Mdina, Malta’s oldest city and the island’s former capital. The impressive fortified city of Mdina acted as the Malta’s capital before the establishment of Valletta, and is renowned for having played host to the Apostle St. Paul, who is said to have lived in Mdina after being shipwrecked on the island in 60AD.
Featuring an exceptional array of medieval and Baroque architecture, this architectural marvel is home to a number of beautifully preserved cathedrals, private chapels and ornate palaces.