Places To Go in Malta

There’s a vast range of things to see on this terrific island so let’s take a whistle-stop tour to give you an idea of how diverse the choice is.  Starting in the south with Marsaxlokk, a quaint and historic fishing village. Up the coast there’s bustling Valletta - capital city - with immense history and charm. Next-door is trendy Sliema with marina, designer shops and fine restaurants. Round the bay is Paceville, home to Malta’s liveliest bars and clubs. West is lofty Mdina, medieval fortress town. North from here are the sandy beaches of Mellieha Bay and the stunning cyan waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enough? That’s not even scratched the surface!



Compared to some ‘lively’ European holiday destinations, Malta is pretty laid back. There is a bustling night scene if you want it but you have to go looking for it so most visitors enjoy a quiet and relaxing stay. Malta’s prevailing peace, however, is nothing compared to sister island Gozo … because if Malta is laid-back, then this...READ MORE

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Marsaxlokk Fish Market

By definition, everyone who lands in Malta from overseas is ‘a tourist’! But this ‘one size fits all’ description covers a whole range of people from the ‘never leave the hotel and sit by the pool all day’ package variety to those who want to fully immerse themselves in the culture and discover things that are uniquely...READ MORE

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Some places just ooze charm and class! It seems to drip from the buildings and cover the streets. They tend to be places where man, the species, has not gone blundering in, smashed things about and added lots of charmless concrete and steel boxes. They're ancient places that still appear ancient today. Places like Mdina! READ MORE

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Mdina By Night

At 101 HQ, we’re great fans of Mdina . In fact we are so convinced that this historic and beautiful city will be a hit with tourists who visit that we have written not one but two separate articles recommending you go. The first sings its praises in the hours of daylight, while this one is much darker! READ MORE

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The Three Cities

Three Cities! Now this one will confuse you! For a start, you’re probably looking at the title of this article and thinking ‘Three Cities! That’s a bit non-committal isn’t it?’  READ MORE

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Valletta! What can you say? Beautiful Valletta, with its golden stone buildings, vast harbour, fine cafés and bars, compact shopping centre, historic buildings and tourist attractions. It has to be a must-see for any visitor to Malta. But this city is so much more than all the above and its majesty represents something much deeper than most people who...READ MORE

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