Malta Holiday | 10 Reasons Why You Must Go!

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15th May 2019
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Our Malta holiday was the centerpiece of our Euro trip in May-Jun 2019. The vision of a fortified island city surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, evoked a sense of wonderment in us. We had prepared the kids with tales of Knights & Corsairs and the promise of fun & adventure at every turn. And true to her appeal, every day in Malta was like living in an elaborate living canvas of history & nature.

Full Disclosure: The indicated trip cost of INR 1.35 lacs is for our family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) and flights were intra-continental, since we were arriving into Malta from Barcelona & departing onward to Larnaca, Cyprus. Had we done this as a dedicated trip from India, the overall trip cost would be INR 2.7 lacs for the 4 of us, still making it under INR 78k per person.

Given its geographic proximity to several incredible European, Middle Eastern & North African destinations, it is advisable to combine your visit to Malta with those!

Also, since Malta is a Schengen State, you can always find more effective airfares to neighbouring airports & lower your overall cost.You can read about a more detailed breakdown of all costs & alternatives to getting to Malta here.

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10 Reasons Why Malta is Calling Your Name

1. Breathtaking Scenery: Gorgeous views of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea ridged by dramatic cliffs & interspersed by golden sands.

2. Outstanding Architecture: Baroque cathedrals, fortified walls, ottoman balconies & much more. The co-cathedral of St. John is a marvel to behold.

3. Grandmasters & Knights Hospitaller: Learn about the great Sieges. And the prestigious Order of Knights of St. John, which exist to this day!

4. Maltese Corsairs: Not Pirates, but Corsairs! Stories that will shock, charm & intrigue. Sin, Gold & Adventure blend into a heady tale for the ages.

5. Oldest Standing Structures in the World: The Ġgantija megalithic temples in Gozo is older than the Pyramids or Stone Henge.

6. Maltese Cuisine: Now it may be a tongue twister to get the names right. But the local cuisine is delicious, healthy and exotic.

7. World War II Trivia & Museums: Malta was the most bombed country during WWII! Blame it on target practice or just the shape of the islands resembling a sea vessel!

8. Unique Souvenirs: From the 8-pointed Filigree Maltese Cross to the Neoloithic ‘Sleeping Lady’ to Mdina Glassware to elaborate Wire-Art!

9. Friendly Locals: Locals are friendly, easy-going & in our experience with a unique sense of humor!

10. See it all in a few days: A Malta holiday promises a diverse set of experiences. Yet, one can get a a sizeable taste of it all in just a few days, thanks to her size! Even so, it’s many treasures, landmarks and museums can more than fill a longer trip. No matter what your travel style, Malta will not disappoint!

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Suggested 3-4 Day Malta Holiday Itinerary

Day 2

Full Day Jeep Tour of Malta Main Island

Jeep Tour of the main island. Marsaxlokk, Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim & Mnajidra Temples, Dingli Cliffs, Silent city of Mdina, Golden Bay, St Paul’s & St Julian’s bay.

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Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
Photo of Malta by travelindians
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Day 3

Full Day Ferry & Jeep Tour of Gozo Island

Jeep tour of Gozo island. Sannap Cliffs, Dwejra Bay, Salt Pans of Marsalforn Bay, Ramla Bay, Ggantija Temples & the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village.

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Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
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Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
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Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Gozo, Malta by travelindians
Day 4

St John's Co-Catehdral & More Valletta Old Town

End your Malta holiday with another dose of Valletta & around. Visit St John’s Co-Cathedral & Caravaggio’s masterpiece. Admire the Grandmaster’s Palace, the Greek Catholic Church & the Basilica of our Lady of Mount Carmel (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Refresh at the Valletta Food Market. Also, Witness the Saluting Battery at 12:00 & 16:00.

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Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valetta, Malta by travelindians
Day 1

Valletta Old Town

Start your Malta holiday with a self-styled walking tour of Valletta. Triton Fountain, Valletta City Gate, Auberge de Castille & Upper Barrakka Gardens. Lascaris War Rooms, Siege Bell War Memorial & Lower Barrakka Gardens.

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Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians
Photo of Valletta, Malta by travelindians

Note: If you managed to squeeze in another day, you must visit the 3 cities - Birgu (Vittoriosa), Senglea (Isla) and Bormla (Cospicua). Catch a ferry from the Valletta Grand Harbor for some more facinating military history & to walk in the footsteps of the knights!

For More Details

Click here to read our detailed blog on How to Plan your Perfect Malta Holiday with in-depth information on budget & expenses, entry requirements, best time to visit, where to stay, must-do highlights & unique experiences, , souvenirs, food & drink, logistics & much more...

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