Malta is a small Mediterranean island settled between Sicily and Tunisia that attracts thousands of tourists every year. The first thing that every tourist will notice when comes to Malta is a magnificent and splendidly preserved architecture. The capital of Malta- La Valeta (or just Valletta) is an atypical baroque fort where you’ll experience a total pleasure. La Valeta’s narrow and windy streets might confuse you and provide you with the impression that you can easily get lost.
What to do when staying in Malta?
Visit Malta’s beaches
Many tourists come to Malta to summer vacation. It’s an island of a large number of beaches so even when you are in the center of the island, the closest beach is only a few kilometers away. Beaches near Valletta are rocky and very attractive but with an inconvenient approach. However, there are a few sandy beaches and bays as well. The best way to discover the whole island is to rent a bicycle and to enjoy gorgeous and unreal looking nature at the same time.
Try archery and horse riding
The rich military history of the island that dates since the Middle Ages is also responsible for the development and popularity of archery. Today in Malta, there are numerous archery schools where tourists can try this sport. Horse riding is another activity that has been preserved in the Maltese tradition. So, in case you adore horses, you can try horse riding on one of the beaches.
Try jeep safari
Despite the fact that the island of Malta is small in size, there are still some hidden places that can not be reached by public transport. There are many gorgeous and hidden gems that only locals can show you. As a tourist, you can pay a jeep safari tour and discover the insane looking nature of Malta. Local agencies also organize kayak tours along the coast to visit untouched beaches, bays, and caves that can not be reached from the mainland.
Visit Fort St.Elmo
This Fort was built in the XVI century as the main spot for protecting the city La Valletta from the Ottoman Empire. This was the focal point of the Siege of Malta which happened in 1565 and was a bloody period in history when some 1,500 knights lost their lives.
Visit the Ancient capital of Malta
Mdina is the ancient capital of Malta that is nested on a scenic hill in the center of the island. The word ‘mdina’ or ‘medina’ in the Arabic language means ‘the city’. So, as you can guess, thanks to the Tunisian influence, this city got the name Mdina. It is famous for being encircled by dominating fortifications and as such, it is not to be missed if you are something of a history buff.
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