The Island of Malta is an archipelago in the warm Mediterranean waters, some 93 km south of Sicily. Only the three largest islands Malta, Gozo (Għawdex), and Comino (Kemmuna) are inhabited. Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours while the landscape is characterized by low hills with terraced fields.
Malta is not just sun and beaches: historical Malta offers unique megalithic temples, fortified cities and other unique monuments. Valletta, the capital of Malta, has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to the various monumental buildings. It is a baroque city which has often been described as an open-air museum due to the amount of historic buildings it packs. As a consequence of the strong historic and cultural links to Britain, Malta is bilingual, so the great majority of the Maltese can communicate in English.
If you plan your visit for special times like summer Festa season, Easter and carnival, be assured you won’t be stuck for what to do – simply join the crowd for some incredible fun.
Valletta - The Capital of Malta
Valletta, the capital of Malta, was built by the Knights of St John in the 16th-century. It is a baroque city which has often been described as an open-air museum due to the amount of historic buildings concentrated in the area, such as St John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grand Harbour, all built by the Knights as well as the over 25 churches all concentrated in an area of 900m x 630m. The city is officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mdina, the old capital of Malta, is a typical medieval town situated on one of the highest hills of the island. The “Silent City,” as it is known, commands a magnificent view of the island. It is one of the few remaining fortified Renaissance cities in Europe.
Electro Lobster Project
The establishment is one of its kind on the island - a combination of seafood restaurant and bar/club-type venue in the basement, where live gigs and parties are far from being a rare occurrence. Serves Sicilian cuisine (with seafood as focus) and some very decent cocktails.
Good to know
Distances on the island are very short and getting about by bus is very cheap and easy. There is a good transport network and most places of interest are accessible by local transport.
Malta bus transportation is operated by Malta Public Transport, prices and more information can be found on their website. Tickets may be purchased directly from bus drivers on board.
230 V/50 Hz. Three-pin plugs.