Blick auf Valletta
Treppe in Valletta
Aussicht auf die Ramla Bay auf Gozo
Café vor der Skyline Vallettas
Frau in den Feldern hinter der Ta'Pinu Kirche, Gozo
Wanderung in Xwejni, Gozo
Küste auf Malta
Attractions in Malta
Discover the region
Island happiness in Malta
Everyone will find their piece of happiness in Malta: snorkeling and diving in the crystal clear waters, standup paddling along the amazing coastline, kayaking up to Valletta's fortress or hiking to amazing cultural sites.
The weather is glorious, the sea gorgeous and the views fantastic. 300 sunny days a year - this is one of the unbeatable advantages of this Mediterranean island. Even in the dark autumn and winter months, Malta awaits its visitors with azure waters and coastal climate.
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Sport and fun in the best water of the Mediterranean Sea
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Water sports are of course particularly popular in Malta. Natural beaches with picturesque bays offer water lovers plenty of variety. Around the Maltese islands there are some of the best bathing waters on the continent: 97.7 percent are of excellent quality. This attracts extensive adventures with sailing, windsurfing, water skiing or parasailing. Boat tours to the most beautiful caves and hidden bays can also be taken. Kayak tours along the impressive coasts with their sandy beaches and rugged cliffs are especially popular.
Those who prefer to explore underwater will be thrilled by the rocky coasts and clear waters of Malta. The rich underwater world attracts many hobby and professional divers to Malta every year, among others to Anchor Bay or Cirkewwa on the main island or to Dwejra Bay with Fungus Rock and Azure Window on Gozo.
Outdoor experiences in Malta: by bike or on foot
The three islands of Malta are a popular vacation destination for cyclists, climbers, water sports enthusiasts and, of course, hikers. For hikes on the main island, the regions around Mellieha, Dingli, Ghar Lapsi, Fawwara and Wardija are suitable. But also the entire north of Malta, the numerous bays and the small fishing villages on the south coast are waiting to be discovered.
On Gozo, sandy beaches, old watchtowers, legendary grottos and remote gorges entice you to explore. Lonely gravel roads, a coastal bike path around the island of Gozo and picturesque valleys including many historical sights invite you to explore on two wheels with beautiful views of the sea.
Neighboring Comino is a magnet for visitors, especially because of its Blue Lagoon.
If you like climbing, you can enjoy one of more than 1300 climbing routes on the Maltese islands, graded according to difficulty. The typical limestone of the country, which has developed into fascinating formations over millions of years, offers opportunities for single and multi-rope climbing routes for beginners and advanced climbers.
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Malta: Cultural Diversity
The former British colony can be proud of its rich culture. Mediterranean, oriental and British influences mix here, which are revealed in the architecture, the way of life of the locals and not least in the culinary range.
Places worth seeing are for example the medieval Mdina, the fishing village Marsaxlokk in the south of the island and of course the vibrant capital Valetta with the opposite headland "Three Cities".
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Vibrant life in the Maltese capital
Malta's capital Valletta is the smallest capital in Europe. It was designed in 1565 by the Knights of the Order of Malta. In order to be able to protect itself against attacks, a modern fortified city was built on Mount Sciberras with a strategic location to the two natural harbors Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour.
In this lively city, it is especially worthwhile to wander through the picturesque side streets with their many small boutiques and traditional handicraft stores. The more than 7000 year old history can be felt at every corner - the award of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 is evidence of this.
The main street, Republic Street, has a lot to offer. Here, among other things, the Palazzo Ferreria - a city palace in the Italian style from the 19th century - and the Archaeological Museum await visitors to the island who are interested in culture.
St. John's Co-Cathedral, which appears rather plain from the outside, is also worth a visit. The ornate and richly decorated church is considered one of the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean region.
Photo: Leslie Vella, Visit Malta
Annual sports events in Malta
Malta is also a dream destination for professional athletes (and those who want to become one). In spring, the Xterra Triathlon takes place along the unique tal-Majjistral Nature Park on impressive trails along steep cliffs and overlooking the turquoise waters of Golden Sands Bay.
In May, it's off to the island of Gozo for the Gozo Ultra Trail. Participants can choose between a route length of 21km or 50km. The route leads through valleys on single trails, skirts cliffs and winds along rocky stretches of coastline and beaches. The oldest running event on Malta, the Gozo Half Marathon, takes place in September. It starts in the picturesque village of Xaghra and passes through a total of seven villages on the island of Gozo.
In November, athletes can look forward to the ÖTILLO Swimrun, which entices with three different formats and difficulty levels to an adventure on land and in the water.
From most major European airports, Malta can be reached in less than three hours by plane.
From Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the following airlines offer direct flights to/from Malta: Air Malta, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Swiss, WIZZ Air.