Malta (and its two tiny sister islands of Gozo and Comino) is surely the most underrated destination in the Mediterranean. I had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago and would happily go back. It has beauty in abundance - in its geography, history and culture. Malta certainly has no cross to bear when it comes to being a superb holiday destination.
1 Dive into an Open Cave
Malta's coastline is full of lots of hidden surprises including caves, grottoes and rocky inlets - like this cave on Mellieha
2 Swim with the Locals
Ignore the tourist areas and head to Ghar Lapsi - it's where the locals love to swim.
3 Walk Ancient Winding Streets
Mdina is one of the main attractions of the Maltese Islands with Its old & medieval Streets, the baroque cathedral and ancient buildings, ...
4 Visit Popeye Village
Popeye Village Malta has grown from its days as a film set into one of the major tourist attractions on the Maltese Islands filled with a number of colorful fun activities for all young and young at heart.
5 Look through the Azure Window
6 Admire the Little Boats
7 Be Bewildered by the Blueness
The Blue Lagoon on Comino.
8 Visit the Capital
Valletta is a fascinating capital city full of wonderful sights.
9 Get Mellow at the Marina
Vittoriosa Marina in Valletta
10 Admire the Scenery
The Blue Grotto is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the Mediterranean.
11 Dig Your Toes in the Sand
Ramla Bay on Malta
12 Admire the Architecture
Colorful balconies in Valletta
13 Learn an Amazing Story
The Malta at War Museum details the incredible defense of the island in World War II where the people held out against a German invasion and earned the George Cross honor from Great Britain.
14 Walk in the Footsteps of Prehistoric Man
15 Get a Take on a Different Religion
St. John's Cathedral in Valletta.
16 Scale a Flight of Steps
St. Ursula Street in Valletta.
17 Take a Boat Trip
Valletta's Grand Harbor.
18 Walk along the Promenade
19 Go Underground
St. Paul's Catacombs.
20 See the World's Oldest Structure
Tarxien - the oldest free standing structure on Earth. Older than the Pyramids - seriously!
21 Be as-salt-ed by Beauty
Salt pools on Gozo.
22 Drink in the View
Golden Bay, Malta.
23 Visit the President
The official residence of the Maltese President is the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta.
24 Discover Your Head for Heights
Dingli Cliffs. Malta.
25 Head North
Mellieha is a beautiful village at the northernmost tip of the Island of Malta,
26 Tread Ancient Streets
Rabat on Gozo. There's also a Rabat on Malta.
27 Smell the Flowers
The promenade of St. Julian's Bay is known for its pretty floral displays.
28 Tread Carefully at an Ancient Burial Site
The Hypogeum, Hal Saflieni, Unesco World Heritage Site, is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world.
29 See How the Wind Blows
The Xarolla Windmill in Zurrieq was built by the Knights of Malta in 1724
30 Celebrate ... Loudly
The Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck; Malta; February 10; Paul was shipwrecked off the coast of Malta in A.D. 60.
31 See an Amazing Image Created by Lightening
The Jesus Tree of Malta is located right off the main road from Zebbug to the walled city of Mdina, the former home of the Knights Hospitalier.
32 See a Definition of Opulence
The ballroom at Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar.
33 Find Your Rhythm
Dancers in traditional costume.
34 Spoil Yourself with a Day in Pretty Bay
The very lovely seaside resort of Birżebbuġa - known as "Pretty Bay"
35 Find Tranquility in a Green Space
Lower Barrakka Gardens
36 Wander around a Seriously Old House
Pallazzo Falson in Mdina dates back to 1233.
37 Immerse Yourself in Maltese Arts
Malta has an annual Arts Festival (2015 dates - 1st to 15th July)
38 Catch up on 7,000 Years of History
The National Museum of Archaeology
39 Dive a Shipwreck
The wreck of the HMS Maori sunk by the German navy in 1942.
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