Rich in history, Valletta is the capital of Malta and is served by Malta Airport.
Things to Do in Valletta
Spend some time shopping on the popular Republic Street and Merchant Street. Republic Street is full of shops, but if you are intent on grabbing a bargain, the market at Merchant Street may be more suited to you.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta is packed full of historical sights to behold. Visit a selection of the 320 monuments here, and locate the oldest building in the city; Our Lady of Victory Church amongst much more.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city by walking around the city walls. Head to the Upper Barrakka Gardens later on, using the lift that seamlessly connects the two. Wander around and soak up the breathtaking views of the Grand Harbour.
Explore the Surrounding Area
Travel to the village of Dingli 13km away on the west coast of the island. Once here, you can visit the Great Cave and the Roman Baths. Gaze in awe at the impressive Dingli cliffs and relax in the Buskett Gardens with a picnic.
Why not relax on some of the lovely beaches that Malta has to offer? There are a range of rocky coves and sandy inlets to choose from. If you prefer the latter, head to Pretty Bay on the south of the island. It’s a great place if you want to combine your visit with a trip to temples and caves in the areas.
For a true step back in time, drive to the Ħaġar Qim Temples on the other side of the island. This World Heritage Site is fascinating; one of the chambers has a hole which is aligned with the sunrise of the summer solstice.
Travel to Wied Iz-Zurrieq using your hire car then hop on a boat to explore the Blue Grotto and the wide variety of caves along the way. There are also diving opportunities and rock climbing should you want to take on the challenge.