As you could see already in my previous post from Valletta- Malta is full of sandy, limestone buildings which give nice warm impression. Today I will try to show you other attractions except Valetta which you should definitely visit.
To travel around we rented a car, which costs per day approximately 20 EUR (for a small car). In our opinion it was the best way to discover Malta on an independent way.
If you’re visiting on a Sunday, it’s worth going to the market in this port city, , known for its fresh fish brought in by the fishermen, but in reality, you can find anything you want there. From cheap clothes and souvenirs, to delicious fruits and local sweets. I also like the view of the port.
The Three Cities
Malta isn’t a country that’s overfilled with tourists, but here and there you do see people coming to admire the beautiful sights. That wasn’t the case in any of the Three Cities, we were the only ones around and it felt like we’ve arrived in some kind of ghost towns. Birgu, Bormla and Isla, also known as Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea respectively (more commonly referred to as The Three Cities) are on the other side of the Grand Harbor from Valletta and were the first home of the Knights of St John who protected the island from the Ottoman Empire.
The Blue Grotto
The Blue Grotto Malta caves are one of the natural wonders which you should not miss in Malta. It is located on the outskirts south of the village of Zurrieq near Wied iz-Zurrieq, on the southern part of Malta. The Blue Grotto Malta started to get its name in the early 1950’s, when the British army personnel located in Malta at the time, used to ask the local fisherman to take them for a boat trip to the Blue Grotto sea caves. Unfortunately we were not able to enter due to stormy weather. Below pictures are self-explanatory.
Popeye Village has grown from its days as a Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production ‘Popeye’ into one of the major tourist attractions on the Maltese Islands filled with a number of colorful fun activities for all young and young at heart.