It is often the tourists who are asked what makes Malta unique for them. Have you ever wondered what would locals consider special about their own country?
The size and connection: In Malta wherever one goes and whoever they meet, they will always find out that they are somehow connected either through family, friends, workmates etc. Malta is also unique due to it’s short distances, great weather, beautiful sea and the fact that no one is more than 30 minutes away. Wherever on the island, you are always only a maximum of 20 minutes away from the beautiful sea and coast. Due to the island’s size, travelling abroad is very easy – the Malta International Airport is easily accessible from all around the island, so travelling for even a short break is a worthwhile.
Malta boasts a diverse multi-faceted history, combined with a geographical location, excellent weather and relatively a safe destination. The megalithic structures are claimed of being the oldest free standing edifices in the world, predating Stonehenge.
St. John’s Co Cathedral, Valletta
Other unique Maltese characteristics include:
Malta is also renowned for its old character houses with the colourful Maltese balconies and local traditional food.
Malta’s historic bastions which give beautiful scenes to Malta’s landscapes.
A church on every street corner with people actually still going to church in great numbers.
No matter how much Maltese complain about the way they do things, they are truly good at heart.
Maltese also consider themselves to be hardworking, generous and compassionate.
As in other countries in the South of Europe, the Maltese are also known for living with their parents well into their twenties and thirties.
If you would like to know more about Malta’s history and culture and would like to visit some interesting places during your holidays in Malta feel free to check out our self-guided Malta tours. Kindly also contact our chauffeur driven service and they will be able to assist you.
Will you be visiting the Maltese islands this summer? During the summer months, almost every weekend or even during the week, there is a feast in some village or another in Malta and Gozo. Have a look at some of the Feasts that will be taking place around Malta and Gozo during your holidays.
The Grand Hotel Excelsior, a superior 5 star hotel in Malta has a prime location, which allows for easy access to all locations around the Maltese Islands. If you would like to visit any of these feasts during your holidays please feel free to contact our Chauffeur driven service and they will surely assist you with your travelling needs.
A holiday to Malta is incomplete without a visit to the old capital city of Malta, Mdina. This old town and the whereabouts offer interesting insights into Maltese history and the old way of life of the Maltese. If you plan to visit Mdina and Rabat have a look at our list of recommendations.
Explore Mdina by Night
Go to Dingli Cliffs, limits of Rabat and enjoy the stunning views
Visit St. Pauls Catacombs in Rabat
Wander around Buskett Gardens close to Rabat
Roman Villa, Rabat
See a Norman House by visiting Palazzo Falzon in Mdina
Admire the mosaics at The Roman Villa in Rabat
Visit the Museum of National History in Mdina
Experience the Mdina Dungeons
Enjoy the beautiful views from Fontanella tea rooms in Mdina