Updated: Apr 14, 2020
Malta is a very interesting island, nestled in Europe and having a rich and diversified history and, consequently, architecture. According to Wikipedia, Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. It has access to the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys warm and sunny climate.
My first trip to Malta was in November 2019 and I enjoyed the sun and the sea during the winter in Europe. Below are my Top 5 things to-do:
1. Gozo Island
The Island of Gozo is the 2nd biggest island in the archipelago but it made the biggest impression on me. Starting with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu (pictured above) through Tal Mixta Cave and Ggantija temples, ending with wonderful beaches, it has everything to create a wonderful and unforgettable holiday.
Gozo has so many attractions that it is virtually impossible to see everything in one day. For that, I can recommend the Malta Hop On and Hop Off red buses. It was the first time in my life that I took the hop-on and hop-off bus, but it was certainly worth it. It allowed me to see the main attractions, take some pictures and spent a bit more time at the places I wanted to visit the most. Gozo is much bigger than I initially thought and therefore several days are recommended to fully enjoy the island.
2. Upper Barakka Gardens
Public gardens in the capital of Malta – Valletta, boasting the best views of the sea and the Grand Harbour. The Gardens attract numerous tourists who can enjoy a coffee or a meal, relax in the gardens and take some memorable photos.