What to do in Malta (in 60s)

What to do in Malta (in 60s)

Arne and Tim from the website 60seconds.travel spent one Week in Malta in Spring 2016. Pretty much the best time to be around: Not too hot and a good opportunity to escape the from the temperatures in central Europe that you get in Months like March or April. Their recommendations in order of appearance:

1. Malta’s capital Valletta is best explored April-June or September/October, when the temperatures are moderate, crowds are fewer and prices lower.

2. The Dingli Cliffs (Siggiewi) are situated at the southwestern coast nearby the small village Dingli and are best reached by car or a scooter.

3. St. Peter’s Pool (Delimara). To reach the hidden swimming spot in the southeast of the island, head to Marsaxlokk and continue towards Delimara Lighthouse.

4. Numerous diving companies operate on the island. Dive schools charge 70-90 Euro for a package of accompanied dives.

5. For further information on public transportation, check Malta Public Transport //www.publictransport.com.mt.

6. Many companies offer decent scooters for 40 Euro per 24hs.

7. Pjazza San Pawl lies in the heart of Mdina next to Rabat.

8. Triq Inguanez is one of the typical narrow lanes of the Arabic walled city of Mdina

9. The megalithic temples of Hagar Qim (Qrendi) in the South of the island are one the most famous prehistoric sites of Malta. Tickets cost 10€ for adults. Opening hours vary depending on the season. For further information check //heritagemalta.org/museums-sites/hagar-qim-temples/

10. The inscription from King George, Buckingham Palace to the people of Malta can be found on the Grand Master’s Palace (St George’s Square, Valletta).

11. The ferry ticket to Gozo costs 4,65€ (one passenger, roundtrip). You pay on your return trip. For further infromation check //www.gozochannel.com/en/home.htm.

12. Unfortunately, the Azure Window collapsed in March 2017.

13. Wied L-Ghasri (Ghammar) on the central northcoast of Gozo can be reached from Victoria heading out north on Triq L Imghallem and following the road all the way to straight to the coast.

14. San Blas Bay is situated on the northeastern coast, a 30min walking trip from the village of Nadur.

15. The family-run farmhouse restaurant Diar il-Bniet (Main Street, Had-Dingli) serves mains from 9-20€. For further information check //diarilbniet.com.

16. The Grand Harbour Marina (Vittoriosa) lies between Vittoriosa and Senglea. There is a Valletta Ferry Service Stop. For further information on how to get there by ferry check //www.vallettaferryservices.com.

17. The Lost & Found Festival takes place each spring. For further information on the electronic music festival check //www.lostandfoundfestival.com.

18. Churches worth a visit include St Paul’s Cathedral (Pjazza San Pawl, Mdina), Church of St Paul’s Shipwreck (Triq San Pawl, Valletta) and St John’s Co-Cathedral (Triq ir-Repubblika, Valletta).

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