Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

There’s no tip toeing around it, Malta is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

I mean, seriously.

This tiny Mediterranean marvel, over 30,000x smaller than the US, floats happily halfway between Europe and Africa, and is quickly becoming a bucket list destination evoking drool from wanderlusters across the globe.

… And even if you’re one of the few who haven’t heard of Malta, it’s likely you’ve seen it countless times. After all, for decades, its crystal clear waters and honey-washed limestone buildings have made it a top contender to represent historic and faraway lands on screen.

But make no mistake: Malta is far more than a scenic backdrop for Blockbuster films like Troy and Gladiator, it’s a historical powerhouse packed with prehistoric temples, churches, museums and most of all, a proud population keen to share their 7000 year history.

I’ve previously shared with you snapshots from my Malta trip back in April, but hey, more Malta could never hurt right? Here’s a selection of my favourite shots, capturing some of the places I visited. I know I missed a lot of the country, so tell me –  where should I visit in Malta the next time I go?!

PS: This post is part of my Travel Photography series, which showcases my favourite photos from past trips. If you’re looking for more in-depth advice, hop over to the Travel Guides section of my blog!

Malta is where you’ll find sunrises like this…

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The view of Valletta from Fortina Spa Resort

And Valletta,

a spectacular capital city serving as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Just walking around its streets is bliss.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Upper Barrakka Gardens, yo

But so is exploring its spectacularly ornate interiors.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The inside of Manoel Theatre

Outside of the capital, there’s plenty of unique places to visit, like the silent city of Mdina.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Sliema, a buzzing and vibrant resort town.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The charming Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Beachy (and aptly named) Paradise Bay…

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Plus plenty of colourful surprises, like the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The (seemingly electric) Blue Grotto:

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

… and Popeye Village, a film set turned amusement park for the young (and you know, young at heart).

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The island of Gozo is only a short ferry ride away.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Riding into Gozo on the ferry.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

It’s the perfect place for a road trip.

With crazy cool sights, like salt pans:

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

And temples older than the Great Pyramids.

The island of Gozo is only a short ferry ride away.

There’s a few cool temples actually, including the (awesomely named) Ħaġar Qim:

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

And don’t forget the island of Comino too, with its crazy blue waters and four person population.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

The unreal waters in Comino

The cherry on top? You can dine like royalty.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Imqaret, a traditional Maltese pastry filled with a date filling. I would date it.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

A delicious rabbit dish from Ta’ Nenu’s Baker

And if you have a thing for doors, you’ll be pretty pleased.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

Malta travel inspiration at its finest - let these mindblowing photos show you all the amazing things to do and things to see in Malta.

I left a big piece of my heart in Malta… now the only question is: where should I go the next time I return?

Let me know in the comments!

I was a guest of the Malta Tourism Authority during my time in Malta, but all photos, experiences and words are my own.