Tick off Malta’s hot spots with the ultimate Attraction Trail

The latest addition to the Malta Tourism Authority’s series of maps, the Main Attraction Trail, has been created to highlight the Mediterranean island’s amazing sightseeing experiences. From the natural wonders the Blue Grotto, the ancient mysteries of the Ggantija Temples and the architectural marvels of St John’s Co-Cathedral, the idyllic island is abundant in both urban attractions and a magnificent landscape characterised by rugged coastlines, lagoons, and picturesque bays.

With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year and a backdrop of blue skies, ancient cities and pretty beaches, Malta is one of Europe’s hottest city break destinations for 2019. However, with the Main Attraction Trail in tow, travellers might be tempted to extend their stay to cover all the sightseeing hot spots across this incredible archipelago. Download the Main Attraction trail here. 

Highlights include:

  • Upper Barrakka Gardens – Visit these beautiful public gardens which offer a stunning panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and date back to 1661, when it was a private garden of the Italian Knights.
  • Palazzo Parisio – This magni­ficent Palace with beautiful surrounding gardens is rated one of Malta’s most opulent aristocratic homes.
  • Mdina – The origins of Malta’s medieval capital can be traced back to 700BC. Mdina is still home to Malta’s noble families and impressive palaces line its narrow, winding streets.
  • Blue Grotto – Take a trip to the picturesque Blue Grotto and its neighbouring system of caverns that mirror the stunning colours of the underwater flora.
  • Cittadella – Located in Gozo’s capital city, Victoria, the Citadella is an ancient fortifi­ed city that boasts spectacular views of the rest of the island.
  • Ggantija Temples – These are the oldest free-standing structures in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids by 1,000 years.