Malta, By the Sea

malta sliema

Malta is a lovely island nation at the Southern edge of the Mediterranean, standing between Sicily, Tunisia and Libya, acting like a beautiful haven in the Mediterranean waters. The European country, comprised of three small islands, is also the perfect place for anyone looking for a nautical atmosphere. The ocean is ever present in Malta, in all corners and at all times.

malta sliema promenade

malta sliema

Small fishing boats rocking in gentle waves off the shores of Sliema

valletta malta

Valletta, the capital, is a living museum filled with historic charm

malta sliema

Everyone on the islands speak English, but the locals also have their own language, which sounds deceivingly like a mixture of Italian and Arabic. Both influences can also clearly be seen in local cuisine. In fact, Malta could be seen as a culinary paradise with rich offerings for adventurous foodies.

The islands are also full of exciting adventures. There are regular ferries traveling in every direction.Β Jump onto a boat in Sliema and head across the bay to Valletta or to the neighboring islands of Gozo and Comino, both filled with incredible natural beauty.

malta sliema

malta sliema

Venturing inland can also be worthwhile in Malta. The architecture on the island is very colorful and unique. Catholicism is ever present on the streets, with statues of saints on nearly every corner, often surrounded by large arrays of fresh flowers. Walking the narrow streets feels like traveling into a forgotten era. Actually the whole island seems like aΒ time capsule into lifeΒ decades ago.

malta

malta

malta coastline

Malta’s coastline is mostly rocky and very ruggedly beautiful. Sliema and St. Julien’s Bay are connected by a wonderful promenade – a great place to enjoy the fresh ocean air and listen to waves cascading against the golden rocks. The rocks themselves are a popular place for picnics, evening walks and yoga practice.

malta rocks

malta rocky coast

malta sliema
malta st. julian's baymalta

Malta is liveliest during the summer months, but I personally prefer off-season to explore Malta. With less tourists running around the island seems to show a more authentic and personal side of itself. Weather is rather beautiful all year and most places stay open throughout the winter.

malta sliema

malta sliema night

malta christmas lights

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5 comments

  1. Nice photos, Malta is really a place where it is possible to take unique photos. πŸ™‚

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  2. I’d love to go to Malta! Seems like a great place for a long weekend.

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