Malta and Gozo offer a great holiday experience. The islands, an eclectic mix of Mediterranean culture infused with British tones, are a perfect holiday destination for adventure travellers, solo travellers and families alike.
Topping the number one leisure activities must be visiting the numerous landmarks, historic places, churches, cathedrals and museums that are sprawled all over the islands. Exposed to the sunshine nearly all days of the year, Malta and Gozo provide the perfect backdrop for fantastic photos. If you keen on photography, then you will be captivated!
The historic centres of Valletta, Mdina, Birgu and Cittadella in Gozo which have been featured in international films many times, seem to come out of another era. At the same time, modern life is not pushed to the site and modern amenities are next door to the Auberges and palaces left by the Knights of St. John.
Those who enjoy nature can explore the coastline of the Maltese islands, an intriguing mix of sheer cliffs, rocky promontories, bays, coves and beaches. Hiking, climbing and rock bouldering are all very popular.
On the other hand, if you enjoy the sea, Malta and Gozo are a destination for all water sports aficionados. From swimming in one of the many blue flag beaches to snorkelling, diving, kayaking, jet skiing, windsurfing and enjoying fishing tours, the islands with their clement all-year round weather offer great prospects. You can also find yacht marinas on both islands.
When it comes to diving, Malta and Gozo are difficult to beat. The coastal areas are dotted with many diving sites teaming with underwater marine flora, fauna and fish. To these one has to add the many vessels that have been scuttled to create artificial diving wreck sites. Whether you are a beginner or a professional diver, the best way to enjoy diving is to get in touch with one of the scuba diving centers in Malta operating from various locations like Marsalforn in Gozo, who will help you organise and plan your trip.
Experience the Maltese cuisine at some of the restaurants. In Gozo and Malta, you will be able to discover fine dining along with more casual eateries. Taste the typical foods and dishes of the island when visiting the farming estates like sun-dried tomatoes, capers, sun-cured olives and traditional cheeselets. As can be expected from an island, fresh fish is practically on every restaurant’s menu. Don’t forget the wine as both Malta and Gozo are considered as individual DOK regions.
Malta and Gozo also offer a very rich cultural calendar. Throughout the year, the islands host many musical and artistic events. From operas in Gozo, numerous art exhibitions, to a variety of festivals, Malta and Gozo are also widely known for the colourful summer season that is dotted with village feasts every weekend. Band marches, noisy fireworks, and elaborately decorated churches are typical of these summer feasts.
Ultimately if you want to get away from it all, then Malta and Gozo are also for you. Tucked away in theGozitan countryside you can discover 5-star resorts offering spa facilities. Unwinding is easy as you will be getting away from it all. Alternatively spend your holiday on the very small island of Comino, where it’s only about beach and nature!
About the Author
Having a strong conviction that getting lost is just another adventure in itself, Elena takes particular delight in wandering stranger lands, inhibitions and fears thrown asunder. There’s so much left in the world to see, and there’s nothing she would like better than to spend her days dreaming whimsical, thinking adventure, and laughing curious. Follow the newest chapter of her life as a volunteer for Atlantis Malta Diving.