Visiting Malta

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Visiting Malta
Introducing you into all you need to know when planning your trip to Malta, this article gives you a broad overview of the most important issues. As usual, you will find links to more detailed information under each section and of course the quick-links to all headlines of the article below:

 

Getting Here

Maltese Archipelago lies virtually in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, 93km south of the Italian island of Sicily, 400km west of the Tunisian coast. Yet Malta is just a few hours flying time from most mainland European cities and has excellent intercontinental connections…
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Practical Information

Peculiar is one word that describes Malta well. There are other ones, but the fact that nothing has been done to accommodate cyclists is a bit odd. If I would say it is strange that gays are welcomed, I would be considered strange myself and people would say why does she say something like that. But cyclists are a much larger part of mankind than gays are, and I think they have every right to cycle. I really am not joking, it´s important to get to work or a friend´s house by bicycle since the weather is good, it takes you where you want to go smoothly and quickly, it´s eco-friendly and it is good for crowded streets. It would be perfect for Malta, but nothing has been done to support cycling…
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Malta ProfilePlaces to visit

Seven megalithic temples are found on the islands of Malta and Gozo, each the result of an individual development. The two temples of Ggantija on the island of Gozo are notable for their gigantic Bronze Age structures. On the island of Malta, the temples of Hagar Qin, Mnajdra and Tarxien are unique architectural masterpieces, given the limited resources available to their builders. The Ta’Hagrat and Skorba complexes show how the tradition of temple-building was handed down in Malta.
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Things to do

World UNESCO Heritage Site of Valletta. Charming traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk, a scenic 25 minute boat ride throughout the sea caves at Blue Grotto. Check out the ancient temples at Hagar Qim – even Indiana Jones would be impressed! The highest points of the island at the Dingli Cliffs…
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Transportation

The most popular and the only public transport in Malta is the bus service.With 360 buses, Malta Public Transport fleet is one of Europe’s youngest and maybe most smallest. The busses in Malta have distinctive green and white colour, they are air-conditioned with low floor and easily accessible using wheelchairs. The central hub for the bus service is the Triton Fountain roundabout outside the gates of Valletta.  From here, you can get a bus to virtually anywhere on the island.
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Hotels & Accommodation

Renting properties has become very popular among expats. Malta has responded to the massive influx of foreigners coming in by providing more housing options and selections. Within major towns and cities or villages as the locals are referring them, prices will vary from mid to high range, reflecting the cosmopolitan lifestyle prevalent in these areas…
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Night Life

The nightlife in Malta varies from the season as you would expect in a touristic country. The nightlife in Malta is mainly concentrated in the areas of Sliema, St. Julian’s, Paceville, Bugibba and Valletta where you can find discos, lounge bars, clubs, and wine restaurants. Most clubs and discos have free entrances if there is not an organized event (DJ’s mainly)…
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