The Archipelago of Malta is a beauty in the central Mediterranean, present exactly between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. The island nation has less area and counts as the tenth smallest country globally. The archipelago is also the fifth most densely populated in the world. Malta has a rich heritage of cultural ethnicity, with the Romans, French, British, Moors and the Knights of St.John have been the rulers here. The Country houses numerous forts and castles. The place is also full of Pre Historic temples and burial chambers from 4000 BC. The pleasant tropical climate and three UNESCO heritage site makes Malta a top traveling destination globally. Few reasons why you should add a Hop On Hop Off
traveling plan to the islands of Malta are:
Rich History to explore!
Malta as a country holds accounts of more than 6000 years of history of different cultures and ethnic groups who have ruled here. The Knights who played a very crucial role during that era or the Romans who contributed in building the administration of the country. The Moors who ruled there had their effect on the architecture of the country. The British and French Shaped the country as a beautiful tourist spot, developing the beaches. Malta has also seen the wars and ravage during Arab-Byzantine war, The French Revolutionary Wars in 1798 and the Second World War during in the British Empire. Thus all these cumulative effects bring out Malta as a library of History books and the islands in the archipelago as the pages of those books.
Sunday Fish Market
The Maltese love fish and the fishermen do their job with dedication and hard work. Therefore the Sunday mornings are time to smell the fresh fish lots in the Maltese fish markets. Immerse in the variety of Mediterranean fishes on the catch and grab the opportunity of tasting excellent seafood that will make your day.
Take a ferry ride to the small Island of Gozo, which is in a sense more rustic and laid back than Malta. An ideal place for a day's trip to visit quaint shops and cafes and excellent picture postcard views. Exploring the Maltese culture around the island is a good way of spending time there.
World War 2 History
Malta suffered a lot during the Second World War. It became the most bombed country in the World with about 14,000 bombs being dropped there during WW II. Therefore there are numerous locations showing the plight of the country at that time. There is also the Aviation Museum and air raid shelters which brings out history od the war in depth.
Home to Megalithic Temples and Burial grounds!
Explore prehistoric time with 6000 year old Megalithic temples made of stone and rock boulders. Hal-Saflieni is the oldest prehistoric underground temple discovered till now. This temple which was also a burial ground is a UNESCO World Heritage site and only 80 visitors per day are allowed inside.
Experience the nightlife Malta offers with the open air clubs which are loved by both locals and tourists. The vibrant nightlife of Malta has had big names coming here to perform like Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Tiesto, and Paul Van Dyk.
The beaches and weather!
Malta's beaches are the primary reason for so many tourists to flock the island. The beaches along the Northern and Western coasts like the Mellieha Bay and the Golden Bay are some of the most beautiful Mediterranean beaches in the world. Relax and enjoy the tropical summer watching the exquisite yachts along the beaches in the deep blue water. The winters are mild here and with daily dose of good sunshine, get a good body warming session!