Top 24 best places to visit in Malta, Gozo and Comino (map and activities)

Malta is a country full of beautiful places to see and if you have the opportunity to go to this beautiful island, these are some of the most visited places in Malta Gozo and Comino that you can’t miss during your trip.



Map with all the tourist places in Malta

This magnificent place full of history, has a length of 27 km and a width of 15km, so you can travel it by renting a car or by local buses. However, you will have much more freedom if you rent your own means of transport.

In this map you will find the highlights of Malta, Gozo and Comino.





Places to visit in South Malta

The must-see places in the south of Malta can be perfectly covered in one day and are accessible from Valletta.

Blue Grotto

Boat tour hours: from 09:00 to 17:00 hours.

Cost: 8 dollars

The impressive Blue Grotto, formed by years of erosion, is undoubtedly one of the places you have to visit during your trip to Malta. From the viewpoint of the Grotto you will have a spectacular view, however, the recommendation is to take a boat tour. The tour has a cost of 8 dollars for 20 minutes and you will have the opportunity to get a close look at the stone arch, as well as to enter the cave.

In the map you will find the starting point, if you wish to take the boat tour (Blue Grotto Boat Service).

Tip: As the boat tours and the viewpoint are very popular, it is advisable to arrive early to avoid unnecessary queues.

Blue Grotto



Hagar Qim and Mnajdra

Hagar Qim

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Entrance fee: 10 Dollars.

Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are a group of ancient temples and ruins dating back more than 5000 years. These are located very close to Blue Grotto and if you want to learn a bit of the history of the place, this could be the perfect setting to do so.

Tip: You can visit Hagar Qim and Mnajdra even when it rains as the ruins are covered by a large tent.


Marsaxlokk fishing village

Marsaxlokk, located in the south of Malta, is a small picturesque village steeped in history. In the harbor, you will find brightly colored boats and in the area you can take excellent pictures as it looks quite colonial. Here you will be able to enjoy very good food, fish predominates in the area, so it will be something you will find in most restaurants.

If you visit this place on Saturdays you will have the opportunity to enjoy the weekly market and buy souvenirs of the trip, as well as sweets or typical food of the area.

Marsaxlokk fishing village



San Pedro swimming pool and Il Kalanka Beach

San Pedro swimming pool, Malta

After your visit in Marsxlokk, you can relax in the nearby San Pedro swimming pool. This is a very visited place in Malta by tourists and locals. Its crystal clear waters surrounded by stone are an attraction of the place, however, if you travel in high season, this place tends to fill up easily.

Recommendation: If you arrive at the San Pedro pool and it is very full, you can leave your car in the parking lot of the pool and walk along the coast to the beach Il Kalanka. It looks very similar, you can do activities such as snorkeling and enjoy the sun, but in a much quieter place (take an umbrella with you, there are not many shady spots here).


Places to visit in central Malta

Valletta

Valletta is the capital of Malta and a huge fortress surrounded by high walls, was founded in the sixteenth century and offers a variety of places to visit. So much so, that it has its own article, places to visit in Valletta, Malta.

Recommendation: This beautiful place has an excellent night lighting, ideal for a walk at night and know its old town.

Valletta



The Three Cities

Las Tres Ciudades, Malta

The three towns Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua are definitely some of the most interesting places to visit in Malta, they are less crowded, so the amount of tourists in the area can be less. Their interesting culture and history, place these three villages as the oldest in Malta.

Vittoriosa in particular has streets with well-preserved colonial architecture, perfect for photography and best of all, without so many tourists. You can reach the three towns by a small boat that departs from the port of La Veleta (the service costs 3 dollars).

Once there, you can tour the three cities in a very particular guided tour offered by the company Rolling Geeks. http://www.rolling-geeks.com/ The Tour consists of touring Las Tres Ciudades in an electric golf cart. The route lasts approximately 2 hours 50 minutes and in this you will not only have a GPS that tells you where to go, but also the cart will tell you the history of each place visited on the tour.

Recommendation: This activity is very popular among those who want to know the history of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, so we recommend to book the activity in advance.




Mdina

The ancient capital of Malta and setting of the popular series Game of Thrones, is one of the highlights of Malta. Aquí podrá disfrutar de una impresionante vista de la isla desde la muralla de la cuidad y las mejores delicias culinarias de la cuidad. Si desea conocer la historia del lugar puedes hacer una visita Guiada.

Recommendation: Don’t miss the Fontanella Restaurant/Cafeteria and its popular chocolate cake and Cristal Bar with its famous “Pastizzi” (puff pastry with vegetables, cheese or chicken, for each puff pastry only 60 cents).

Mdina, Malta

Dingli Cliffs

Dingli Cliffs

Compared to places with stunning beaches, Malta offers impressive cliffs. Here in Dingli you will find the highest on the island, the best panoramas can be seen from the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene, or from the panoramic viewpoint of the Dingli cliffs (locations marked on the map).

Tip: From the cliffs you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.




Mosta Dome

Opening times: 09:30 – 17:30

Entrance fee: None

One of the most representative churches of Malta is the Rotunda of Mosta, this stunning place looks a bit like the Pantheon in Rome and its dome is the fourth largest in the world. You can have an indescribable feeling when you stand under the dome and look up, it is really fascinating.

Mosta Dome

Places to visit in the north of Malta

In the north of Malta there are not as many must-see places as in the south. But in the north you can relax on the beach or go snorkeling.




Blue Lagoon in Comino

Blue Lagoon in Comino

In Comino sister island of Malta, you can visit one of the main places of interest, The Blue Lagoon. The water in this place is crystal clear, tinged with turquoise blue color. Here you can enjoy the sun, relax in the shallow waters and snorkel if you wish.

This place is incredibly popular and you can get there by ferry (the service is available from 9 am, so we recommend you to be there as early as possible).

Tip: if there are too many people in the Blue Lagoon, in the bay of Santa Maria, 15 minutes away from the place, there is a sandy beach that is not so crowded by tourists.

If you don’t have a car, you can book a day trip from Valletta. Here are some options:


Ghadira Bay

In this bay you can find one of the few sandy beaches in Malta. The place is simply amazing, it is big and clean, perfect to relax and enjoy the sun. You can rent some chairs and umbrellas on site for $15.


Malta National Aquarium

At the Malta Aquarium you can see all kinds of local fish. Among the attractions that attract the most attention is the glass tunnel, where you can see the fish with a 180 ° perspective. This place is usually very visited in Malta, so we recommend you to book your tickets in advance.

Malta National Aquarium

Would you like to dive in Malta?

Malta has one of the best diving areas in the world, its geographical location made it part of the two world wars, so you can find ships at the bottom of the sea. It is also an island with many caves, therefore, it is a paradise for all expert divers.  If you want to learn to dive in Malta, one of the best options to do it is the diving school Dive Systems Malta.




Places to visit in Gozo

When visiting Malta, one of the recommended places to visit is the sister island of Gozo. If you have time you can stay one or two nights or you can also book a day tour of Gozo from Malta.

Blue Hole and inland sea

Blue Hole, malta

The Blue Hole, is a huge hole in the coast of Gozo, the water is crystal clear and you can appreciate several colors due to its depth. Here you can snorkel and dive, so don’t forget your snorkeling gear.

Recommendation: Before diving or doing any activity in the water, ask if it is jellyfish season, although they are not dangerous, they can cause you great discomfort.


Wied il Mielah

One of the most interesting places to visit in Gozo is undoubtedly the Wied il Mielah stone arch. This impressive arch is located on the edge of a cliff on the coast of Gozo.

Wied il Mielah



Wied il-Ghasri (Ghasri Valley)

Ghasri Valley

Near Wied il Mielah, lies another of Gozo’s highlights, the Wied il-Ghasri canyon. This small canyon mixes the waters of the river with those of the sea and accompanied by the different depths of the canyon, make the color of the water has a wide variety of colors.


Ramla Bay Beach

The beautiful red sand beach at Ramla Bay is an incredible place to visit and relax for a moment. Here you can snorkel on a small reef on the left side of the beach. You can also rent for about $15 an umbrella and some chairs to enjoy the beach.

Ramla Bay Beach



Xlendi and Ta Cenc cliffs

Ta Cenc cliffs

If you stay a night in Gozo, you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the place from the cliffs of Ta Cenc. The view from here is simply amazing and not to be missed.

Recommendation: you can first take a tour of the Xlendi cliff and from there go on to enjoy the sunset from the Ta Cenc cliff (be careful as the place is not illuminated).

Once you finish your tour you can enjoy the excellent restaurants in the bay of Xlendi.




Citadel in Victoria

Opening hours: 08:30 – 18:30

Entrance fee: none

To end the tour of Gozo, we recommend a visit to the Victoria Citadel. This beautiful place full of history will give you an idea of what the Roman acropolis of antiquity looked like. From here you will be able to have a view of the whole island, thanks to the fact that this fortress is located on a hill.

Citadel in Victoria, Malta

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