This tiny archipelago may be small but it packs a punch when it comes to glorious landscapes. It boasts prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, and thrilling scuba diving. Its cuisine also should not be overlooked; traditional Maltese food mixes Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavors while making use of local ingredients such as rabbit and honey. If that's not enough to make you book that ticket Malta, we don't know what will. While you're at it download the Malta Travel Guide and Offline and start exploring.
The capital of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is often dubbed as "one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world". It was built by the Knights of Saint John on a peninsula that's only 1 kilometer by 600 meters. It retains its 16th-century allure and elegance to this day. New museums, restored golden-stone fortresses, and new hotels ushered Valletta's status as European Capital of Culture for 2018.
2. Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon in Comino is one of the island's biggest draws. It is a sheltered cove between the western end of the island and Cominotto--an uninhabited islet. It's famed for its white-sand seabed and clear waters. The blue is so bright and intense that you would think a real-life Instagram filter was used. There are top-notch swimming and snorkeling here, plus you can swim over to Cominotto.
3. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
The Hypogeum, from the Greek, meaning underground is a subterranean necropolis, discovered during building work in 1902. To visit is to step into a mysterious and silent world. Its halls, chambers, and passages, immaculately hewn out of the rock, cover some 500-square meters; it is thought to date from around 3600 to 3000 BC, and an estimated 7000 bodies may have been interred here.
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