Popular Accommodations in Malta
Highlights in Malta
- secluded coves
- impressive cliffs
- popular LGTB destination
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Apartments in Malta
A vacation rental on Malta can be found mainly in the southern coastal resorts. In the port of Cottonera, for example, you live with a direct view of the marina. In Malta's capital Valetta, the centuries-old buildings spread a rustic Mediterranean flair, from the balcony you have a view of the narrow alleys. In the coastal towns there are also modern apartment complexes with large pool facilities.Spacious cottages with lots of comfort
If you like your own swimming pool and lots of comfort, you can also spend your holiday in a vacation rental in Malta. Spacious fincas are located both in the port cities on the south side and in the young, lively city of Silema in the north of the island.
Holidays in Malta
Location and orientation
The Republic of Malta is an island state in the southern Mediterranean which extends to the three islands Malta, Gozo and Comino. In addition, the uninhabited small islands of Cominotto, Filfla, St. Paul's Islands and Fungus Rock belong to the archipelago. The island state, formerly under British rule, is just 81 kilometres from the coast of Sicily and 350 kilometres from the Libyan port of Al Khum.Between fishing villages and cliffs
Malta is with 246 square kilometres the largest and at the same time the main island of the archipelago. The Victoria Lines, drawn by the British in the 19th century, divides the island into a northern and a southern half. Most of the residents have settled in the southern part. In the small fishing villages you can still discover the testimonies of the British occupation. In the north there are ridges of hills with terraced fields. In the west of the island steep cliffs offer a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Travelers and Activities
Malta is ideal for a family holiday on the beach. Little guests are welcome everywhere on the child-friendly island - even at the numerous bathing bays. Those who do not only want to swim in the pool of the apartment on Malta, for example, visit the smaller and quieter beaches at the tip of the island, opposite Gozo. One of the most popular beaches for families is Anchor Bay. The Popeye Village here served as the backdrop for the Popeye movie from 1979 (see below for more info).Malta for divers and snorkelers
The year-round warm sea and crystal clear waters make Malta a popular destination for divers. Off the coast of the island there are some shipwrecks, which today are home to sea animals and corals. The secluded cliffs of the sister islands of Gozo and Comino attract many snorkelers, especially in the summer season.Malta for hikers and explorers
A little away from the fishing villages, hikers can discover the Maltese nature. A day trip, for example, leads from the dramatic cliffs in the west through the heath landscape called Garigue. Especially the almost untouched north of the island is popular for long hikes.
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If you want to enjoy a particularly picturesque sunset in Malta, you can visit the Dingli Cliffs. The cliffs, named after the Maltese architect Tommaso Dingli, form the highest point of the island with 220 metres and offer an impressive view.The film set at Popeye Village
In 1979 Malta served as the backdrop for the film "Popeye" starring Robin Williams. In Popeye Village near Mellieha Bay the scenery still stands today. Visitors visit the leaning pirate houses from the inside and are then guided through a confectionery factory.Swimming with dolphins in Aquapark Mediterraneo
In the Aquapark Mediterraneo visitors from the age of eight can come very close to the dolphins and swim with them and their trainers. Sea lions, parrots and the reptile house are among the other attractions.On the tracks of popular game characters
Almost every Playmobil figure today comes from Malta. The toy manufacturer has been producing on the island since the 1970s. The plant in Halfa includes the Playmobil Fun Park, where children can play with the popular figures to their heart's content.With the pirates of Comino
Malta's sister island Comino is just 2.5 kilometres by 1.5 kilometres in size. In the past she was said to have served pirates and smugglers as a hiding place for her treasures. On a day trip vacationers can go on treasure hunt.
"Change yourself and the world will change." - Maltese proverb
Things to know
Malta offers a typical Mediterranean climate with up to twelve hours of sunshine in summer. In winter the sun shines up to six hours a day. A fresh sea breeze soothes the dry heat in summer. The higher rainfall from November to March brings the vegetation back to life and shows Malta's green side.Popular destination for the gay and lesbian community
In recent years Malta has established itself as Europe's number one destination for the LGBT community. Gay and lesbian clubs, restaurants, pubs and boutiques form an active scene. The centre of nightlife is the coastal town of Paceville/St. Julian's..
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