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Holidays in Malta (1)

Here are some great tips, where to go around Malta if you are there in holiday

Malta is a unique country worsth to explore, therefore here are some tips, where to go overe there ¬†ūüôā Enjoy

Cruise around the islands – Gozo and Comino

Malta consists of three islands. Malta itself is one of the largest, one-third the size of a Gozo and between the island of Comino. From the northwest tip of Malta are starting cruises around the islands. The captain will first stop at Comino, inhabited by three people. There ¬†is only hotel and guesthouse. But tourists attracts the famous Blue Lagoon, with dozens of boats at anchor. Blue Lagoon is an amazing place where you can enjoy the Mediterranean sun. There are white beaches and very exuberant underwater world, ideal for ¬†snorkeling. There are many companies that offers a trip, feel free to take a common boat, which you can buy for less than 20 ‚ā¨, and takes you to the Blue lagoon and pick you up at the end of the day. Not far from the lagoon is the tower, which starred in the film Monte Cristo. After a while boat spurs to the neighboring island of Gozo.

GozoOn its north side there is a cave where in the rocks near Xaghra once lived a beautiful nymph Calypso. According to legend, she stay there in a ‚Äěprison‚Äú for 7 years because of the unhappy love for Odyssey and she promised him immortality if he will stay with her. But at the end he left her and went back to his wive Penelope. Well below the caves is situated Rambla Bay beach, famous for its red sand. Citadella in Gozo offers stunning views on all sides of the island. On the way from there let yourself be carried away by winding streets where there are shops where you can ¬†buy mostly traditional Maltese products from wool, pepper, salt and cheap souvenirs.

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Valletta – the capital city of Malta, rich in history, architecture Barak, squares, narrow streets, traditional wooden balconies, museums, churches, as well as restaurants, cafes, and shops. Pay attention to the fact that the Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour become a target for your discovery of the city, but just at the beginning. Just walk around the ¬†streets, discover the urban market and stroll along Valletta Waterfront.¬†Today Valletta is full of museums, churches, monasteries, palaces and all the building in the city is somehow very rare and interesting. Maltese knights caused the increase of Christianity, which is held here till today. Up to 98% of Maltese are believers, on the island’s are 365 churches only one from them is mosque. They are trully magnificient.¬†St. Paul’s Cathedral in Valetta is a stunning baroque building. ¬†From the outside it looks like just an ordinary building, but when you step inside, you will find yourself in another world of extraordinary detail and art.

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Rabat, Mdina Рthe former capital, which is  simply a must to see and visit. Mdina is accessable through the main gate of the city of Rabat. The city can be accompanied, or visit the museum with an explanation, or you can  just stroll the narrow streets and admire the old architecture, churches. Malta cats are ubiquitous and can be also be found here. During the day, it offers a panoramic view of the island at night magical walk through the narrow streets that takes you hundreds of years back. They are severeal  restaurants around, so do not worry if you are tired, you can relax in any place. Mdina is not only a historical treasure, but also a place where the famous glass is made of the same name. Near Mdina is the most famous glassworks in Malta РMdina Glass, where you can buy exquisite creations of colored glass. They are a bit pricey but for sure worth to have one at home as a nice memory of Malta.

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MDINA Glass blowing factory (Mdina craft village) ¬†, if you are interested in, you can get to a blowing factory, where you can see how the glasses are made in real time, glassmakers at work creating unique hand crafted pieces ¬†Mdina Glass workshop in Ta’ Qali is just a couple of minutes from the center of Rabat (Mdina). For more info visit here

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Marsaxlokk – a traditional fishing village located in the southeast of Malta. Most of the fish stocks of the island comes from the fishermen from the local port. Among them swordfish, tuna and popular “lampuki”. A good day to visit this village is on Sunday before lunch, when at the local market you can buy fresh fish, fruit, foodie,there are also many stands, where you can by from T-shirts, fridge mangnets, till shoes everything.¬†After shopping do not forget to feed the hungry stomachs delicacies of fresh fish in one of the local restaurants. After take a nice walk around the promenade which ¬†costs nothing to stroll around and admire the bay with colorful fishing boats!

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Dingli Cliffs, the legendary high cliffs and the highest points of Malta island

The West coast of Malta is quite inhospitable, full of steep cliffs and rocky cliffs, the highest of them are the Dingli Cliffs. The area is dotted with small booth. They serve as a shelter for hunters which are hunting birds flighing from Africa. Not far away from here are  Busket Gardens,which  is the only forest in Malta (plantation), where they go Maltese during weekend relaxing and to have a nice  picnic. Dingli Cliffs station is the city with houses, whose interior resembles the Wild West saloon. And the surrounding landscape gives the impression of a dry rocky wastelands of western movies. The view to the sea is stunning, looking down from a cliff is definitely worse but be careful. Escarpment is very steep in places and 200 meters above sea level, calls for caution. There is one restuarant nearby, so after wandering around, you can get here some nice drink and well deserved relaxation. In addition in the middle of the nowhere there is a free WIFI which works very well. For more info about Malta read our other post here

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Hi there and welcome in Hokutips :) I¬īm Csilla, a big dreamer, a happy girlfriend and founder of Hokutips. I do always believe that everything can be achieved if you do persist. I used to live in Spain, Belgium, UK and currently in Vienna Austria. My biggest passion is travelling and everything around.Creating my own schedule during trips is the best part of it. I have been visited so far 37 countries, including Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, and California. Hokutips is dedicated to everybody who shares similar or the same passion like me, who want to find out more about beautiful natural wonders, beaches, destinations, interesting facts and much more.

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