The Blue Lagoon on Comino is said to be Malta's most popular swimming spot, with beautiful clear waters and easily accessible beaches.
Ħaġar Qim is one of Malta's most atmospheric temples to visit.
Traditional dgħajsas often operate as water taxis for tourists.
The fortified walls of Mdina, Malta’s former capital contain a labyrinth of narrow streets.
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Caffe Cordina in Valletta is a lovely spot to stop for an ice-cream break.
Gozo has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor activities, from rock climbing and abseiling to snorkelling and sea kayaking.
The Blue Grotto is the largest and most impressive of the caves in south Malta: a high double-arched cave with a pedestal/column between the arches.
The interior of St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta is truly spectacular.
Across the Grand Harbour from Valletta are the Three Cities. They lie around Dockyard Creek (called Galley Creek by the Knights), one of the natural hideaways that have made Malta so attractive to maritime powers through the ages.
The festa is a hugely important part of Maltese culture – both religious and secular – and the high point of the local community year.
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Golden Bay is one of the largest beaches on Malta, and is certainly one of its best.
Mnajdra is easily one of Malta's most atmospheric temples.
Day or night, Café del Mar is one of Valletta's hottest spots for a drink.
Now the office of the prime minister, the Auberge de Castille is a place to visit with its cannons, broad steps and Baroque stone facade.