When British holidaymakers think of heading off to the sun for their annual summer holiday the usual suspects come to the front of our minds. Places such as the Spanish mainland with its tried and tested tourist traps such as Benidorm, the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava. Whilst these are popular every year for a lot of people, the relative safety of a holiday that promises everything that us Brits are used to such as theme pubs, sports bars and tacky souvenir shops prevents from embracing the opportunity to travel to places that really should be experienced such as Malta. With its rich cultural heritage and historical significance, Malta can give you everything you desire in a holiday and more besides.
You Can Almost Smell The Pizza
Being located only 50 miles south of Sicily gives Malta an almost Italian feel, indeed it is thought that Sicilian cavemen landed on the island over 5000 years before the birth of Christ. The influence of their near neighbours is evident with a large Roman Catholic influence which means some of the most beautiful churches and architecture that you will ever see. The streets are teaming with the kind of visually stunning buildings that will leave you almost breathless, the perfect antidote to the drab architecture of modern Britain.
Here To There, Quickly.
One of the hardest parts of a foreign holiday can be the sheer amount of time it takes to get around and see all the things you’d like to see. Luckily you won’t have that issue in Malta with its 316km2 size, you can literally go from one end of the island to the other in around an hour making the task of getting from attraction to attraction incredibly easy. Getting around by bus on your cheap last minute holiday to Malta is safe, convenient and cost effective making your sightseeing an absolute breeze.
History Is All Around
From the Greeks and the Romans to the more recent historical events of World War Two, there is a huge amount of culture to take in on the island of Malta. See the area that British forces defended so heroically in the face of overwhelming odds. Malta’s closeness to Britain transcends the distance between the two countries and many residents still tell stories of what happened during the ‘Siege of Malta’ This island is a must see for anyone with even a passing interest in historical events.
Dive, Dive Dive!
If you have always fancied putting on an oxygen tank and diving mask, then immersing yourself in some of the clearest, blue water on earth then Malta is the place to try this exciting pastime, for the first time! Malta is in the top 3 diving destinations in the world combining caves and reefs with sunken warships to give you the ultimate underwater adventure.
This combination of culture, history, adventure and easy travelling makes Malta the ideal destination for everyone. It may just be time to visit the best destination you’ve never seen!