Malta Travel Guide

Malta Travel Guide

Oh Malta, where do I begin. Maybe by stating that I head over heels fell in love with you and your astonishing beauty? Or by promising you that I’ll be back very soon. We only had about 5 days on Malta and I think it wasn’t quite enough. So we’re already talking about going back in spring/summer to take a dip in the gorgeous turquoise water, explore Comino and see all the parts of Malta that we weren’t able to visit this time. Still, here’s a little Malta Travel Guide including everything we did see ;) 

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Malta Travel GuideMalta in Autumn

Once we arrived in Malta and the worst part of the storm had gone, we decided to explore the island a bit. We got tickets for the hop-on-hop-off bus and spend all of Sunday travelling all over Malta. The bus cost around 20€ per person and is an absolute must when on Malta. This was my very first time on a sightseeing bus and while I’m not sure I’d do it in a big city, I found it to be perfect for Malta. Within a day we managed to see the whole Northern part of the island – jumping off when we wanted to stay longer and going on when we felt like we didn’t want to walk.

My favourite part of the island definitely was Mdina, the Silent City. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful place on earth and am sure that it must be some kind of magical place. Malta, in general, is absolutely beautiful but Mdina is an entire chapter on itself. SO gorgeous.

The next day, when the sea had almost completely calmed down from the storm on Saturday, we decided to take a harbour tour on a boat. This was so much fun and extremely informative. We learned a lot about Malta’s history and saw the island from an entirely different perspective.

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Malta Travel Guide | My favourite Food Spots

I already talked about two restaurants in my Hotel Review because we decided to dine at the hotel restaurant twice. However, there are other awesome food spots on Malta too. For example, did we love “Jar” at The Point mall. They offer salads, traditional ftira and heavenly milkshakes. If you ever find yourself in Sliema do go there!!

  • Frida Mexicana (Sliema)
  • Pure (Sliema)
  • Rock Salt (Sliema)
  • Dr. Juice (Basically everywhere)
  • Umami (Mdina)
  • Mo’s Diner (Gozo)

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Malta Travel GuideDay trip to Gozo

I honestly have to admit that this time we didn’t have much of a plan of what we wanted to see on the Maltese Islands. The only thing I was sure I needed to see was Gozo and the world-famous Azure Window. So on Tuesday we set off to take the ferry from Malta to Gozo. This took us about 2 hours (bus from Sliema to the ferry station + 30min ferry to Gozo) and cost about 5€ per person. On Gozo, we explored most of Victoria, the “capital”, by foot and then took the public transport out to the Azure Window.

Gozo was absolutely fabulous. I was amazed and astonished by the incredible beauty of the rocks and the ocean surrounding the islands. The sea was wild and piercing blue. People were snorkeling, jumping into the water and simply enjoying the sun while marveling at the spectacular Azure Window. Only drawback: loads and loads of tourists. In Victoria, you absolutely need to see the Cittadella. It’s a very old and extremely well-preserved old town in the middle of Victoria and so much fun to explore and walk around.

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Malta Travel GuideAccommodation and Getting Around the Island

First things first. From Vienna, you’ll be in Malta in about 2 hours if you travel with AirMalta. We loved the fact that travelling from cold and windy Austria to beautiful sunny Malta was so quick and effortless. This especially comes in handy in autumn, when you want to escape the cold as soon as possible. In general, isn’t it crazy how quick aviation enables us to travel to a completely different place – culture and climate wise. LOVE IT!

The Hotel we stayed in was located in Sliema. From there we either took the public transport to get around on the island or any of the ferries. The public transport system is REALLY good in Malta. There are so many buses going basically to every location on the island. If you do not fancy travelling by bus, you can also opt to go by ferry or rent a car. I wouldn’t recommend the later, though, as on the Maltese islands they are driving on the left side of the road. Also, there are sometimes very narrow streets and I honestly wouldn’t bother wasting your nerves when you’re on vacation. Especially when public transport is so cheap and efficient – a 2-hour bus ticket costs only 1,50€, by the way.

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I seriously have no idea why Malta wasn’t on my radar sooner. I really did enjoy my time there and was loving it from day one. Sometimes you travel somewhere and you’re like “yes, nice” but other times you’re like “oh my god, why wasn’t I here sooner“. And with Malta it certainly was the latter. A lot of you already told me that you’re planning to go there because of my pictures on Instagram and Snapchat. And let me give you one advice, DO IT! Seriously, I can assure you, you won’t regret it. And if you need more info, simply browse through their website!

Have you ever been to Malta? Do you have any other questions? Feel free to ask them in the comments below.

Love, Kerstin

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  1. 11th November 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Wunderschöne Eindrücke. Jetzt will ich auch wieder verreisen.

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:30 am

      Haha, ja diese Reiselust *hach*

  2. 11th November 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Oh, ich bin ganz verliebt in deine Bilder. Ich war ja noch nie auf Malta, aber alleine deine Herbstbilder sehen schon so traumhaft aus. Ich werde mir deine Tipps auf jeden Fall merken, falls ich mal nach Malta fliegen sollte ;)

    Liebe Grüße
    Kathleen von

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:29 am

      Oh danke Kathleen, das freut mich natürlich total zu hören :)

  3. 11th November 2016 / 5:40 pm

    ahhhh ich muss unbedingt nach malta :)
    toller beitrag und tolle tipps :)
    glg katy


    • 12th November 2016 / 11:29 am

      Hihi sorry fürs anstecken :D

  4. 11th November 2016 / 6:43 pm

    Die Silent City sieht echt super aus :) Ach jetzt wäre ich wirklich gerne im warmen Malta statt im kalten Berlin ;)

    Liebe Grüße
    Lena |

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:29 am

      Oh ja, das war auch mein absoluter favorit. So schön – da kann man gar nicht aufhören Fotos zu machen :D

  5. 11th November 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Ich hatte gar nicht auf dem Schirm, dass Malta so schön ist! Ehrlich gesagt, konnte ich mir unter Malta überhaupt nichts vorstellen, ;-) Eine Freundin war kürzlich auch erst da und hat so traumhafte Bilder vom Meer und vom Strand gepostet. Traaaaaaumhaft! *_* Scheint, als müsste ich meine Bucket-List um eine Insel erweitern. :)

    Liebe Grüße,

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:29 am

      Haha, so ging es uns Anfangs auch. Wir hatten absolut 0 Idee wie toll Malta ist und waren dann absolut geflasht!

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thank you so much Keri. You definitely gotta go there.

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:28 am

      It looks stupidly amazing, doesn’t it? And it’s even better in real life, I promise!

  6. 12th November 2016 / 9:04 am

    Hello Kerstin,
    I completely agree, Malta is very pretty and underestimated.
    I also liked the things you did very much, e.g. Gozo with the Azure window, going to Valletta by boat to enjoy the view from the water…
    Plus I can recommend a day trip to Marsaxxlokk, a nice little fishers’ town with pretty coloured boats and a small harbour.
    Ciao Markus

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:28 am

      Oh that sounds absolutely amazing. Now I gotta go back even more so. Thank you for sharing your tipps too!

  7. 12th November 2016 / 9:49 am

    Das sieht wirklich nach einem traumhaften Urlaub aus! Ich hoffe du hattest einen ganz tollen Urlaub auf Malta :-)

    Liebe Grüße, Milli

    • 12th November 2016 / 11:26 am

      Oh danke, ich hatte wirklich eine tolle Zeit :)

  8. 12th November 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Ein wunderschöner Beitrag Liebes! Ich war vor vielen, vielen Jahren auf Malta, allerdings nur einen Tag während einer Kreuzfahrt. Aber ich kann mich nicht mehr wirklich dran erinnern, außer das wir es sehr schön vor Ort fanden. Und das bestätigen ja auch eure Eindrücke und vor allem auch die tollen Bilder!
    Hab ein tolles Wochenende!
    Liebst Kathi

    • 13th November 2016 / 11:53 am

      Danke liebe Kathi! Na dann musst du wohl oder übel noch mal hin ;)

    • 13th November 2016 / 11:53 am

      Vielen Dank Dorothea!

  9. 13th November 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Vor allem jetzt wo es draußen so kalt wird, verleitet der Artikel echt zum schwärmen :) Herzerwärmend <3

  10. 13th November 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Wunderschöne Bilder! Da bekommt man direkt wieder Urlaubslust. Es gibt so viele wunderschöne Orte auf der Welt, dass ein Leben gar nicht reicht, um alle zu besuchen!

    Liebste Grüße,
    Jane von Shades of Ivory

    • 14th November 2016 / 1:35 pm

      Das stimmt auf jeden Fall. Da würde man am liebsten immer reisen! *hach*

  11. 22nd November 2016 / 12:21 am

    Wow your pictures are gorgeous and looks like you had an amazing time! X

  12. 25th January 2017 / 9:13 am

    Such a lovely diary. Why haven’t I thought of going to Valletta by boat! The views must be so pretty :) oh and the cat from your photo .. lovely :)

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