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Dingli Cliffs - A view from our expert author


Dingli Cliffs, Malta, Europe by Malta Tourism BoardThe Dingli Cliffs offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean © Malta Tourism Board

Even in summer wild fennel and caper bushes flourish, and the smell of thyme wafts up as you brush the greenery underfoot.

The highest place in Malta, the Dingli Cliffs fall a sheer and impressive 250m into the sea. Their flat rocky top is a great place for walking (except in the midday heat) and there is usually a breeze up here. It is also possible to drive along the edge of the cliff for some distance. The views of the Mediterranean are spectacular and this is a popular spot from which to watch the sunset. In spring the area is covered in wild flowers. Even in summer wild fennel and caper bushes flourish, and the smell of thyme wafts up as you brush the greenery underfoot.

During migration these cliffs are the first land many migrating birds have seen for hundreds of miles so they are an ideal place for birdwatching if you aren’t too offended by the occasional presence of bird hunters. The Cliffs offers walks – self-guided with an informative map or with a guide – highlighting the plants, geography, history and prehistory of the area. You’ll discover all sorts of things you might otherwise have walked past, or even over. And you can then return to the restaurant and taste some of the edible ones! The restaurant generously welcomes any visitor to use their toilet facilities, whether eating there or not.

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