Malta is a unique destination with its interesting history, unmatched terrain, picturesque alleys, beautiful bays and crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling & diving. With its serene & calmness, it is a great place for unwinding.
Top things to know
Capital: Valletta ; With more locals & picturesque alleys: Birgu & Senglea
Language: Maltese; There is no issues getting around & talking to locals by speaking in English
Visa: Malta is one of the countries in Schengen Zone. If you have a schengen visa, you are free to visit the country. If not, check your visa requirements here:
Main Regions: Valletta, Gozo, Comino
Must visit cities: Valletta, Birgu and Senglea, Mellihua Marsaxlokk, Victoria in Gozo, Blue Lagoon in Comino.
Currency: Euros. Most places accept cards. You need to have cash if you want to travel by public Bus and for water taxis.
Currency Exchange: Euronet ATMs provides better exchange rate if you want to withdraw cash from your account.
Weather: Malta is one of the few places in the world with amazing 300 days of sunshine in the year. It’s usually warm, not very humid. Temperate can go above 30 during summers. It is usually rainy from later november till february and off-peak season for travellers. Temperatures drop to 12 during those days.
Transport: Public transport mostly works. The schedule is displayed at all the bus stops & Google is pretty accurate too. You just hand over 2 Euros to driver for every trip and each trip lasts for 75 minutes.
Taxis are convenient too as the distance is usually short. Bolt & ecabs are the apps that you may want to check.
Driving in Malta:
You can rent a car and drive around in Malta, only if you are a confident driver. The roads are narrow, steep & many a times a 2-way traffic is allowed in narrow roads. That’s not just it, GPS & Google do suggest off-track roads which are scary & risky. Small cars are a blessing in these roads. Hire a driver if you are not very confident.
Religion: Catholicism. Quite religious. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing while visiting a church & no topless beaches here.
Why should you visit Malta?
- To relax & unwind in slow paced charming towns.
- Has amazing diving spots including cave diving & ship wreck diving
- If you are a fan of medieval architecture.
- Interesting War history & archaeological remains dating back to prehistoric times
- Crystal clear blue waters ideal for swimming & snorkeling
- Picturesque views & beautiful cliffs offering cliff jumping spots
- If you are GOT fan and would like to explore its filming locations from season 1.