Following one of the worst winter weekends, we are just thrilled to think about next summer. Let’s face it, summer is just a couple of weeks away. For us Maltese, and those who are planning a trip to Malta this summer, there is a world of things to enjoy. If you are a local, it might as well be the time where you appreciate the country’s landscape and what it has to offer. Malta is a beautiful place and summer is really the time when it comes to life.
With all the places you could enjoy in Malta, it can be quite overwhelming and difficult to make a list of places to visit! In this article, we discuss a number of things on how you can enjoy Malta this summer, both if you are a local and also if you are a tourist.
Upper Barakka Gardens
One of the most encapsulating views you can enjoy. A not so frequently mentioned place, especially when you consider its splendour. It offers one of the best views of Malta. You can behold the majestic view of the Grand Harbour coupled with the panoramic scene of the three cities. Take your time to enjoy this place and then you could also take a stroll in the streets of Valletta, to enjoy the history and culture it boasts.
If you still didn’t have enough of history, culture and beautiful architecture in Valletta, Mdina should be next on your list. One of the cities which is still preserved in a state of fine character, you will be thrilled when visiting its museums. You should also take the opportunity to enjoy some coffee and cake whilst enjoying the marvellous views it has to offer.
Malta is synonymous with its beautiful, warm, crystal blue waters. A day snorkelling will allow you to explore the natural caves, rocks, reefs and wrecks. If you have never dived before, there are plenty of diving schools who can help you with this.
The sister island of Malta deserves some attention as well. Just twenty minutes away via ferry, you can enjoy a quieter version of Malta, with various areas of greenery. Make it on your list to visit the Citadella in Victoria, a fortified city with Roman and Byzantine influence.
Malta is home to the oldest freestanding man-made structures. Just one example would be the Neolithic temples in Ggantija, Gozo, which date back to 3600 BC. With all the archaeological sites you can view, we recommend to plan ahead, and set at least a day for this activity.
Isle of MTV
This is a major keynote summer event taking place in Malta every July. It has featured iconic superstars such as the Black Eyed Peas, Akon, Lady Gaga, David Guetta and Snoop Dog. The event hosts an average of 50,000 people. Definitely, on your to-do list.
Summer in Malta is renowned for its local Maltese feasts, where the majority of villages host their own during this season. The celebration revolves around the patron saint of the respective village and combines food, drink, music and religion. You can spend the night enjoying the marvellous fireworks display.
Looking forward to summer? We are too!