It is impossible to give details of all there is to see and do in Malta, especially without knowing what you are particularly interested in. However, below listed are the main sites that are really worth seeing during your stay.
There are many web sites, which give more information, and you can find some of them below:
In large countries a lot of time is wasted in travelling from one place to another. Malta doesn’t require a lot of travelling to get to see interesting places, or just to go for a dip in the sea. Distances are short (it takes less than an hour to travel between the two further points) and there isn’t another place in Europe that offers such a high concentration of historic sites, Neolithic temples, beaches, holiday resorts and places of entertainment (restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, festivals etc.). You’ll wish you’d have known about Malta earlier!
Despite Malta being so small it has many artistic treasures. Most of them are a legacy from the times of the Knights. Each Knight was expected to give a gift to the Order on being elected to a higher position and each would try and outdo the previous one. They also wanted to show the rest of Europe the financial power of the Order. The gifts of the new Grand Masters are now priceless.
- The set of magnificent tapestries hanging in St. John’s Cathedral Museum are costing over one million euro just to restore. Another set are available to see in the Grand Master’s Palace. Visit https://www.stjohnscocathedral.com
- Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. It also takes care of the Neolithic temples of Malta. http://www.heritagemalta.com
- The organization http://www.dinlarthelwa.org – (in English ‘this sweet land’ and the first three words of the National Anthem) is the guardian of many historic properties open to the public such as chapels, watch towers , cemetery and fortified country houses all over Malta.
- Another local heritage site is http://www.wirtartna.org (which means Our Land’s Heritage.)
- There are a lot of festivals throughout the year; musical, traditional, cultural, heritage, agricultural to mention a few. Check them out on http://www.visitmalta.com forthcoming events and on http://www.whatson.com.mt.
- On your arrival at the airport there are ‘What’s on’ booklets available at the tourist office and often given out to tourists as they enter the Arrival lounge.
People used to think that Malta was an island for the more mature person, but Malta really is an Island for any age and any person whether for singles, couples, families or students. The people are warm and friendly – if you don’t find this to be true, stop and think: were you pleasant to them? If you start up a conversation with them, you will find them helpful and friendly.
There are Promenades for gentle strolls, beaches and beach clubs, historic sites, country walks, diving and snorkelling, quaint villages, splendid views, clubbing and night bars, cafes and bars for relaxing, restaurants of all descriptions, paragliding and rock climbing, world renowned bastions and fortifications… and all within easy reach as Malta is so small.
This is a list of the most popular and important sites in Malta – but do take the time and go through the lists given above as there is so much more to see and do than is possible to describe in one article.