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 some Malta pictures from my 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…
a spectacular capital city serving as European Capital of Culture in 2018.
Just walking around its streets is bliss.
But so is exploring its spectacularly ornate interiors.
Outside of the capital, there’s plenty of unique places to visit, like the silent city of Mdina.
Sliema, a buzzing and vibrant resort town.
The charming Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua
Beachy (and aptly named) Paradise Bay…
Plus plenty of colourful surprises, like the fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
The (seemingly electric) Blue Grotto:
… and Popeye Village, a film set turned amusement park for the young (and you know, young at heart).
I can’t do a roundup of Malta pictures without mentioning the island of Gozo, which is only a short ferry ride away.
With crazy cool sights, like salt pans:
And temples older than the Great Pyramids.
There’s a few cool temples actually, including the (awesomely named) Ħaġar Qim:
And don’t forget the island of Comino too, with its crazy blue waters and four person population.
The cherry on top? You can dine like royalty.
And if you have a thing for doors, you’ll be pretty pleased. In fact, 90% of my Malta pictures are just doors.
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 hope you enjoyed this roundup of Malta pictures! Full disclosure: I was a guest of the Malta Tourism Authority during my time in Malta, but all photos, experiences and words are my own.