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GoWonder City Guide | Malta

GoWonder City Guide | Malta

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Today let’s follow Evi to Malta.

Getting Around

If you would like to visit the main tourist attractions, public transportation is very good. Try to avoid the peak times, as the traffic is horrible. You can buy a 20 routes tallinja card, or just get a route ticket. One is valid for 2 hours, doesn’t matter how many times you change buses. Winter time the ticket is €1,50, Summer time €2,00. I recommend renting a car if you are a good driver. You can visit any places, but parking is horrible, and there is a lot of traffic jam. So you need to be very patient.  There is a lot of kind of taxi companies. Do not use white taxis!!! They are very expensive! Try ecabs or Taxify. Taxify is counting the price on minutes, so if there is no traffic that is cheaper, than a normal cab. But all in one, here you need to be patient. You might not fit on the first bus which coming, you might not find parking place for the first time, but don’t give up, this island totally worth to visit.

Must Try Food In Malta

The maltese traditional food is rabbit meat, and horse meat. If you not fancy of theese, you still have some seafood all around the island.

Also, I already mentioned the pastizzi. It’s filled with chicken, ricotta cheese or peas. You need to try!

Must Try Restaurant In Malta

If you would like to try typical Maltese food, I recommend Ta Kris in Sliema. If you like horse meat or rabbit, the best to go to Mgarr and try this kind of meals there.

There is a lot of italian restaurants, and a lot of seafood.

And the most important, you can’t miss pastizzis when you are here.

Must Try Cafe In Malta

There is a very cute coffee shop in Iklin, called Carolina’s Convenient Cafe. It’s an absolute gem 🙂

What is Malta known for?

Malta has 365 churches, and Mosta has the biggest dome in Europe.

Top 3-5 places to check out in ?

Valletta – This is the capital of Malta. 1 day is enough to wander around.

Mdina – This is the old capital of the island. Very beautiful, from there you can see the whole island. The streets are cute, and you feel you are back in time.

Marsaxlokk – Sunday fish market is a must, and if you are there, you can have a swim at St Peter’s pool.

Gozo – The sister island of Malta. Totally worth for a daytrip.

Comino – The small island between Gozo and Malta. Famous of the Blue Lagoon. The colors of the water is amazing there.

Must Try Activities in Malta?

From May till September there is every weekend something going on. Food festival, music festival…etc.

If you are not afraid of water, Malta is the best place to dive.

Night life in Malta

There is a place called Paceville, it is part of St Julian’s. All the nightlife is there, and it’s full with tourist, expecially summer time. If you visiting the island between May and September, go to Cafe Del Mar. The sunset from there is amazing, and the parties always good. Very safe to go alone. – and not full with youngsters…



Accommodation in Malta

If you would like to have a quiet holiday, try to find a place in Mellieha. There is a huge beach there, Gozo, Comino, Golden Bay and Riviera Bay is very close, and also not impossible to reach the capital.

If you would like to party but still would like to keep that holiday feels, I recommend Bugibba. Cafe Del Mar is there, the capital is also closer, and St Julian’s is 15 mins ride.

If you would like to be in the middle of life, and you are okay just with rocks (no sandy beach around), Sliema is the best choice.

Female Travellers Safety Tips For Malta 

Malta is still the safest country in Europe. But there is places better to avoid. Paula, Albert Town is not safe even daytime. Msida and Gzira by nighttime could seem a bit dangerous, but it’s not that bad.

The most important here is respect the sea! There is a lot of rocky beach, if you are not a good swimmer, please find a sandy beach with shallow water.

What to do in an emergency?

If there is anything happens, you need to call 112.

Additional Tips

Watch the sunset from Riviera bay, or up on the hill next to Popaye village.

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