Top 7 Best Places To Visit In Malta
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Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. Malta is a tiny beautiful country that is absolutely packed full of beautiful landscapes and amazing places to see.
Here are the Top 7 Best Places To Visit In Malta.
1. Azure Window
The Azure Window, also known as the Dwejra Window is a natural arch that looks like a table over the sea until the 8th March of 2017 when gale-force winds and high waves swept away the whole structure. The stunning geography of the area was created thousands of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed which attracted a huge number of visitors and inspired many artists who painted the magical site on canvas. It also featured in the movies “The Clash of the Titans” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The arch of the window is eroding with the actions of the wind and water; pieces of rock fall every now and then. So if you are in Malta must-visit Azure Window.
Comino, formerly called Ephaestia is a small island of the Maltese archipelago between the islands of Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers, and ramblers. The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon with its crystal clear blue sea surrounded by awe-inspiring caves which is one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs which is ideal for walkers and photographers. So don’t miss visiting Comino because it’s worth a visit in winter
3. Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto refers to a number of sea caverns on the southeast coast of Malta which is very close to Zurrieq and then Qrendi Village where the location of this fascinating natural grotto combines with sunlight and the surrounding chain of caves to reflect the phosphorescent colors of the submerged flora and the deep dark shade of blue of the sea. The less-visited southeast part of Malta is home to some of the islands’ most extraordinary sites which should definitely make it onto the ‘must-see’ list of your travel bucket list. So must visit Blue Grotto when you are in Malta as it is famous for the extraordinary sea reflections within the cave area where many tourists during the year come here on purpose.
4. Ramla Bay
Ramla Bay is located at the bottom of a rich and fertile valley on the northern side of the island of Gozo which is Malta’s, best beach. A wide stretch of red sand which is often referred to locally as “Ramla il-Hamra” meaning the Red Sandy Beach which is a wonderful place to swim, snorkel and chill out in the sun. Ramla Bay offers a true glimpse of what all of Malta was once like – undisturbed, peaceful and full of natural beauty which you should visit when you’re in Malta.
5. Ggantija Temples
The Ggantija Temples are two prehistoric temples on Gozo, the second-largest island in Malta. One of them is the oldest stone structure in the world, built before the famous standing stones at Stonehenge, the two temples making up this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site have an extraordinary history. The name Ggantija derives from the word giant, the Maltese word for a giant as the site was commonly associated with a race of giants. So don’t miss to visit this temple as it is one of Malta’s best-preserved prehistoric temples dating back to 3600/3200BC and also considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids which represent a phenomenal cultural, artistic, and technological development in a very early period in human life.
6. Dingli Cliffs
Located on Malta’s western coast, at 253 metres above sea-level the Dingli Cliffs are the highest part of the Island where the main attractions are the cliffs themselves, however, there is also a tiny chapel perched on the very edge, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. While visiting Cliffs you should take a walk along the edge in the evening time where you will observe unforgettable open sea sunset views. Don’t forget to walk to a St. Mary Magdalene Chapel from where you can experience a panoramic coastal view with a never-ending. horizon.
7. Fungus Rock
Fungus Rock, sometimes known as Mushroom Rock, and among the Maltese as Il-Gebla tal-General, is a small islet in the form of a 60-metre-high massive lump of limestone at the entrance to an almost circular black lagoon in Dwejra, on the coast of Gozo, itself an island in the Maltese archipelago. It has an inside aperture that creates amazing water reflections besides the islet. Today the islet rests in peace and quiet and still bears the name of its most famous product. So do not miss visiting Fungus Rock when you are in Malta.
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