Malta for Friends
Collected by Dottie Combe
The Maltese islands are a beautifully historic and naturally picturesque destination in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. Swimming through sunken ships, connecting with local artisans, weaving down historic streets, and basking in the sun are all apart of a trip here.
History buffs can meander down staircases and passageways and into the former Malta WWII operations base, the Lascaris War Rooms. Located below the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the restored chambers and tunnels of the then-secret complex now contain...
36 Old Treasury Street,, Valletta, Malta
As one of the last pieces of architecture commissioned by the Knights of Malta before fleeing, the National Library, or Bibliotheca, is a reference library containing old manuscripts, historical documents, newspapers, and rare bound books. Bring...
65 San Duminku, Tas-Sliema, Malta
Soap Cafe's handmade soap, lotions, balms, and scrubs are all toxin-free. Owner Charlene's handmade skincare products include Chamomile & Lavender and Honey & Goat's milk soaps and Shea Bath Bombs, all created using natural ingredients found along...
This amazing scuba diving site is located off the Dragonara Cave, near Mellieha at Ahrax Point. This popular wreck is great for all experience levels as well. Five meters below the surface you'll go through a small entrance leading you to an...
74 Republic St, Valletta, Malta
Take a look inside one of the old Maltese houses and tour the Casa Rocca Piccola. In this 16th-century palace of a noble family, you are led through with a docent and learn how these houses operated and how the families lived. It’s an hour-long...
Get off the touristy streets and wander around the neighborhoods of the old town of Valletta. Take in the beautiful wooden balconies that stretch around corners and cross over cobblestone streets. But be prepared for some hill work—this old city...
4 Triq l-Għassara ta' l-Għeneb, Il-Furjana MRS 1912, Malta
Near Valetta Grand Harbour, dive to see the HMS Maori. Named after the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand, the HMS Maori was a Tribal-class destroyer with the Mediterranean fleet. The historic ship was even involved in the pursuit and...
Triq il-Marina Kalkara MT KKR, 1320, Il-Kalkara, Malta
The Italian freighter MV Odile was bombed during the Second World War and now lies broken on the sea floor. She faces northwest and is lying on her port side. Near Kalkara Reef, this is a great place for divers to explore. The wreck can be entered...
2 Dawret Il - Qawra, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
From 1958 to 1968, the Imperial Eagle ferry boat traveled between Malta and Gozo carrying a load of 70 passengers, 10 cars, and goods. For the following 20 years, it was used as a cargo ship on the same route. It was originally bought to replace...
Dragonara Road St. Julian's STJ, St Julian's, Malta
Quadro is one of the most popular restaurants in Malta. It's perfect for an elegant night out; the venue is open and airy with gorgeous views of the sea. The fresh, Mediterranean, seafood-centric fare changes as often as the the tide.
91, Triq Manwel Dimech, Sliema SLM 1055, Malta
The Sliema Stamp Shop caters to a classic traveler's tradition: collecting stamps. With a collection of local postage and historical information, this specialty shop is more than a destination for the niche collector. Find your way here and you'll...
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