Malta is an archipelago between the North African coast and Sicily. It is known for its historic sites, which date back to thousands of years. This island has been ruled by the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French, and British, and boasts several megalithic temples and fortresses. Its subterranean hypogeum, the al Saflieni Hypogeum, dates back to 4000 B.C.
Stunning natural attraction
In the southwest corner of Malta, Dwejra is one of the most stunning natural attractions in the country. This circular depression was formed when two underground caverns collapsed and formed two large, deep depressions. Fans of Game of Thrones may recognize the cliffs of Dwejra from the first season of the hit TV show. You can swim or dive in the Inland Sea, which has a shallow lagoon.
Most important towns
Malta’s oldest city, Zebbug, is a UNESCO site, and is home to Phoenician tombs. It was one of the most important towns in Malta during the knights’ rule. The town’s parish church is dedicated to St. Philip, and features beautiful art and architecture. The feast of St. Philip is held on the first Sunday in June, and includes a parade and fireworks.
Golden Bay is a thriving beach resort in Malta, which is busy during peak season. While the beaches are busy, there is plenty to do to keep you occupied. There are lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from in this coastal town. While you’re in St. Julians, take the time to explore the ancient Megalithic Temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. Located near each other, both of these sacred places are worth visiting.