Do you guys know about Malta? It is a tiny island nation, located close to Southern Italy. It might not be as popular as its neighbour Italy, but it has so much to offer. There are countless things to do in Malta but our favourites included its hidden coves, azure waters, fishing villages, age-old cities, and scrumptious food.
We spent a week driving around Malta. Its beaches are bluer than the textbook shade of blue and there is glistening greenery everywhere. The influence of Italian food is all pervasive, so there are mind-numbingly scrumptious pizzas and uber-fresh sea food offerings to be had. We even took the ferry to Gozo, a tiny island which is part of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Gozo is more rural than Malta and redefines tranquility. Our favourite part? The Azure Window – a natural arch made of limestone rock stretching out into the city. This spectacular monument has also appeared in Game of Thrones.
Scroll down for some of our favourite photos from Malta and Gozo and try spotting the Azure Window. Isn’t it magnificent?
- Malta is a short flight away from London. A number of budget airlines, including Easy Jet and Ryan Air, fly to Malta. Fares start at £60/per person
- we highly recommend renting a car (surprise surprise ;-)). We rented through Alamo and picked up our car from the airport. Loved having the convenience of the car since public transport in Malta can be a little erratic. Car rental was £20/day for a small car.
- The ferry crossing from Malta to Gozo takes 25 minutes and costs £4/per person and £10/car. Ferries run several times a day. More information on the schedule here. It can get busy in the morning so you might have to wait for a while, but taking the car to Gozo is totally worth it.
- Malta’s cuisine is heavily influenced by Sicilian cuisine. Don’t leave the island without trying pizzas – nom! And for those who love their seafood, head to Marsaxlokk – sit by the sea and enjoy the scrumptious seafood whilst absorbing the vibrant sight of colourful fishing boats 🙂
Have we inspired you to book a flight to Malta? We sure hope so 🙂 For some gorgeous sights from Asia, Australia, and South America, check out these travel photos by Dan Moore !
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