This coastal town on the main island, just around the harbor from Valletta, is a popular resort destination. Its Our Lady of The Sea chapel was built in 1855 as a reference point for the fisherman who worked in the harbor, but what was once a quiet fishing village is now a bustling waterfront filled with many of the country’s largest hotels. Additionally, it’s also Malta’s shopping hub. Despite lacking a large variety of unique souvenirs or crafts, Malta's chain shops and local boutiques can be found on Tower Road. The town's most lovely trait, however, is its long-stretching, palm-tree lined promenade that stood in for Tel Aviv in the 2005 film “Munich." Largely shot in Malta, the whole country doubled as the Mideast.
By Sara Lieberman, AFAR Contributor