We invite you to join us in exploring Malta. This is a country that we have visited frequently, with each new visit resulting in new research and new experiences. No matter where you go on the islands it is possible to feel the history that still flows in the air. These small islands, covering an area no bigger than a medium-sized city has such a high density of historical sights that it is always something left to explore. And once history can take a rest (like it hasn’t done that for centuries already) then the Mediterranean Sea is never far away. Well, you could literally walk to the sea in a few hours no matter where you are on the islands.
Short About Malta
Malta is a small island country located in the Mediterranean Sea. This is an island that has been fought over by several empires over the centuries. It has still today many signs of the centuries it was ruled by the Knights of Malta, also known as the Knights Hospitaller and the Order of St. John. Malta gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and is today a member of the European Union.
Population: 514.000 (2019)
Area: 316 sq. km
Language: Maltese and English
We can only imagine that going with you ówn boat around the islands would be a great way to explore the coast. For the rest of us there are several boat trips available, but usually with a very limited time to actually explore the sites on foot.
Public transport is usually great to explore the island, but it can take a long time to travel from one place to another. One option that is a bit more expensive but a lot faster is to use one of the many taxi services. As the distances are quite short and parking can be a nightmare, this is sometimes a very good option.
As mentioned, parking can be an issue, but there is also the possiblity to rent a car and drive. Getting your own car to Malta might not be the best option, as it is an island. But if you dare to drive here and know how to find a parking spot, then driving is a possibility. There is of course the option to be exploring Malta on foot. Hiking across the island is a possibility, but be careful with the temperatures. This is not something you want to do in the middle of the summer.
Other Countries to Explore
We have written about several other countries and what there is to explore, have a look at these for more inspiration.
Places to Explore in Malta
Our Stories from Malta
We have visited Malta three times in recent years. In addition, I have visited the islands twice prior to meeting Susann. So these are the stories that we have written so far about our visits.
Malta in March 2019
- Gzira, Malta – A Week with the Inlaws
- Xemxija, Malta – An Ancient Walk
- Valletta, Malta – A Carnival in Town
- Buġibba, Malta – Visiting the Sharks at Malta National Aquarium
- Mdina, Malta – Exploring the Old Capital of Malta
- Victoria, Gozo – Visiting the Second Island of Malta
- Golden Bay, Malta – A Beach with Sunshine
- Malta with a Toddler
Malta in March 2020
- Marsaskala, Malta – A Week When the Coronavirus Strikes
- Marsaskala, Malta – Exploring the Playgrounds
- Birgu, Malta – The Three Cities
- Sliema, Malta – Finding More Playgrounds
- Birżebbuġa, Malta – A Walk from Marsaskala