Malta is a country located in southern Europe close to Siciliy, Gibraltar and Tunisia. Although it is one of the smallest countries in the world, it is famed for its densely populated cities; the biggest of which being Birkirkara.
European tourists frequently overlook Malta as a popular travel destination often opting for more in style countries such as the Netherlands, France, and Italy. But in fact Malta has a lot more to offer than traditional European holidays.
When travelling to Malta make sure you do an online search about activities going on in the city, you may miss out on great events and festivals happening at the time. Your travel agent may not be aware of these smaller less known events so it is always worth doing your own research about some annual festivals which take place. It should be helpful to know that Malta has English as an official language, meaning a good ease of tourism and getting around and finding things to do.
We at Travelling Blogger have found some pretty awesome activities to dig your heels into when visiting Malta.
Firstly, you have to remember that Malta is situated in a long chain of small islands in the Mediterranean so good weather is expected most days of the year. That being said, a hugely popular activity is to go scuba diving in the tropical ocean seas while swimming with fish and other marine creatures. Scuba diving was in fact voted the top activity to do recently by a study of travellers to Malta. The Um El Faroud is the most popular artificial reef and diving attraction.
For the larger than life gamblers out there, there is also something for you as well. When on holiday you like to let your hair down and relax. For keen Poker players out there you may want to visit the Portomaso Casino situated in St. Juliens during November 22 to the 25th 2012. Pokerlistings will be promoting the first ever Battle of Malta Poker tournament to help boost the cities already thriving reputation for being a fun and friendly destination for happy go travellers. If you’ve ever dabbled in a bit of poker in your life, I suggest giving this a go. With a small buy-in of only €550, and a huge €150,000 prize money – a win would make an already fantastic holiday, one of the greatest.
If you don’t feel like scuba diving, or the crazy night life, perhaps you would be more suited to a calm visit to the Kordin III Prehistoric Temples. Malta has a rich history and the temples portray this perfectly with over 7000 years of preservation and tradition. When visiting Malta this should definitely not be an opportunity to turn down.