Hi, we are coming to malta in setember. We are looking for things to see to feel Malta people their tradutions.. We will rent a car...

...for a week... So what do you propose...? And where to swim ... Thank you


Country: Malta


Since your coming to Malta you MUST visit our capital city VALLETTA, which is a world heritage site. Other interesting cities are Mdina (the silent city) and Birgu.

You must also dedicate one day to visit Malta's sister island Gozo (you can swim in Xlendi Bay or in Ramla) and another day to visit Comino were you can see in the crystal blue waters.

Popular sandy beaches in Malta, are Ghadira (in Mellieha), Pretty Bay (in Birzebbugia), Paradise Bay (in Mellieha on your way to the Gozo ferry). One of the most popular rocky beaches is Exiles, in Sliema.

If you need another other information don't hesitate to contact me!!! Hope you have a great visit!
There's so much to do & see when in Malta. Malta is well known for its sun & sea culture. If you want to try something really fun & exciting try scuba diving around the Maltese Islands. I could help you make the right choice. Please take a moment to visit my Localyte page &/or visit my website at
It will be my pleasure to show you another side of Malta just a few feet under the surface.
Places of Interests that they are a must to visit are:

Valletta - St.John Co-Cathedral (you can have an audio tour)
Manoel Theater
Opera House (the remains)
Museum of fine Arts
GrandMaster Palace
You said that you want to see Maltese traditions - As maybe you know Malta had his faith from the apostle Saint Paul so you must visit Rabat and Imdina (not far from each other) especially the catacombs of St.Paul, Cathedral of Mdina ...

You must have a typically maltese meal too that you can find easily in some restaurants ....
remember you have to visit some local festa (feast) which really brings out the maltese character. which days of september are you coming at?
i am coming from 1.9. to 9.9.
Rent a car from First car rentals through Alpine... call Niki on 79478106
go swimming in Golden bay in the North or Mellieha Bay
Njoy ;)
So...there are countles of places to visit! If you like some history go visit our temples such as imanjdra.

If the weather permits, go for a day in gozo and comino. Comino is known for its wonderful beaches such as crystal lagoon and santa maria. In gozo you can visit dwejra and there are also lovely beaches like ramla l hamra.

To get a tradition be sure to visit Ta soldi restaurant in imgarr and get a taste of our tradition fool. Also go to Imdina, 'The Silent City'! Its Malta's old capital city and you will love it there for sure. If you happen to pass by Qormi, be sure to stop by some baker and see the traditional way in which we bake our traditional maltese bread

hope it helps in some way
You should go to Valletta, the capital city, visit Malta experience once there (where you will learn all the history of Malta (45min show), after should visit the upper and lower barrakkas.

As regards to the beach I suggest you Golden bay beach, which is quite nice and far from the hustle and bustle of young english language learners :)
if u are coming to malta in september u must assist to one of the many traditional festas we celebrate during the summer period.on the 8th of september we have our lady of victories feast! besides being the nativity of our lady it is also a very important historical date because on the 8th of september of the year 1565 the turks were defeated by the maltese and the knights of saint john! these are the localities which celebrate this particular feast:
xaghra gozo
concerning swimming if u go to xaghra on gozo there is ramla bay,if you go to mellieha there is ghadira bay unfortunatley isla and naxxar are away from the sea.i hope i gave u some good tips about the traditions u wish to see in malta.! oh by the way if u are interested in going to gozo in gozo we have the folklore museum(citadel victoria)which is under the trust of heritage malta and there is also another interesting folklore museum at gharb on gozo where u can see some old furniture,tools which were used in the past!! sooo enjoy ;)
The village FESTA are a must for you. It's the most traditional thing going on in September.
the must sees are the capitalcity valletta - go in the mornings
mdina in rabat - go in the evening its nicer a lit up
you should visit gozo for a day it is maltas sister island
also comino for a day - blue lagoon beautiful to swim there- this is an island in between malta n gozo n u go there with a ferry. avoid weekends since it would be extra crowded and go as early as possible checking the mtarfa ferries schedule.

other nice places are - blue grotto, temples, ghadira (melieha bay) and ghajn tuffieha bay. For night go to paceville which is in st julians
Hello there.

Well, I certainly agree that you have made the right choice by deciding to rent a car as this is the best way to explore all the hidden charms that are off the tourist trails.

Where to begin?

Well, I would start with exploring the Capital, Valletta which is full of wonderful museums and churches. To begin I would recommend that you take in the "Malta Experience" which is situated next to the Mediterranean Conference centre, which was originally the hospital built by the Knights of St John (and also has its own exhibition). The Malta Experience is a fantastic multi lingual audio visual show which gives you the full history of Malta from Prehistory to modern day. It will give you lots of ideas for places to visit during your holiday and is very enjoyable.

I would also take in the Grand Masters Palace and St John's Co Cathedral which is a jaw dropping experience because of its lavish decoration.

If you want to see some of the real Malta, head over to the other side of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua. There you can meander through the narrow traditional Maltese streets, and enjoy some wonderful views of Valletta from the waters edge. Whilst in the area of Birgu I would also take in the Maritime museum and the Inquisitor's Palace.

Mdina is a must see for any visitor to Malta as it is a dreamlike city perched on top of a hill and was the original capital of Malta long before the arrival of the Knights. Its narrow streets and impressive Palazzos, its lavish Cathedral and its amazing views really will conjure up images of days gone by. However, as you have a car I highly recommend a visit there at night when the city takes on magical qualities. The old fashioned streetlamps and carefully placed lighting creates a fantastic atmosphere and there are some excellent restaurants located there. Best of all is the view, for, standing on the bastions you will see Malta laid out like a carpet of lights with fireworks breaking the night sky from the villages celebrating their festas.

Malta really is an amazing place and has so much history that you will be spoilt for choice. If I have to recommend one place that you should not miss out on, then that would have to be the Hypogeum. This underground temple is truly amazing and the tour that is given is really first class. You will be amazed. But be warned, you need to book in advance as the number of visitors is restricted. You can book tickets online to avoid disappointment.

You mentioned swimming. If you love the open sea then I recommend Ghar Lapsi. It is a rocky area but the sea is stunning. If you prefer sand then one of my favourites is Little Armier which is off the tourist trail.

Finally, no visit is complete without taking your car over on the ferry to our sister Island of Gozo. This sleepy little island is full of charm and has some lovely coves to take a dip in the cool waters!

Whew! I could go on and on! Enjoy yourselves and our lovely islands!

in malta you can visit alot of local restaurants
big history
you can see alot of temples,museums which will give you an idea of the traditions during the ages
then diving where you could contact me direct on 00356 9949 4034 to have a feeling of our waters.
So! You coming in September and in my opinion you chose one of the best months to come to Malta. If you rent a car id suggest you buy a good road map as the sinage in Malta, especially for a visitor is chaotic. In order to absorb some of the social fabrics one must spend at least one night on the sister island that of Gozo. No other place boasts a more fufilling experience. Swimming and Diving in Gozo is a unique experience, so get crerative and try out one or two locations . I would suggest Mgar ix-Xini which is accesable by car and Ramla Bay,the nicest snady beach in Gozo... Also try out the following website as they provide you with the opportunity to experience Maltese Traditions such as fishing and goats cheese making .. one must book before so think early ....

In Malta id recommend a trip to Valletta, Mdina, Hagar Qim. For swimming Sliema rocks, golden bay, mellieha bay, ghajn tuffieha and lastly but not least paradise bay ...

Have a great holiday and please do return as Malta is highly dependant on repeat visitors

PS... Please avoid timeshare louts in the Bugibba and Qawra area, and od not purchase anything ... just a smal note of advice ...
Hi. My first recommendation would be not to hire a car from the airport. Yes, it is convenient, but my son-in-law was badly 'ripped off' on the price. I would recommend Sundrive on 00356 21583411. We have used them twice for relatives and friends and they gave good service; delivery to and collection from your hotel. They charged 16 Euros a day including collision damamge waiver. No other charges at all. What to do? LOTS. Take an open-top bus trip, especially the South tour. It starts from the Ferries at Sliema promenade and leaves every hour. You hop off and hop on at will. A good itinerary would be to catch the 1000 or 1100 bus. Hop off at either Marsaxlokk (a nice fishing village in the south) or Blue Grotto (also in the south). Take a leisurely lunch and hop back on a later bus. It costs 15 Euros each (a bit expensive) but it is fairly good value. They provide a running commentary via headphones, but if you have your own headphones, bring them along. If you are coming mid to late September, there may be the odd shower or storm, but shouldn't last long. Sea will feel like you're in the bath in Sep! Take a day out to visit Gozo. Just drive and get yourselves lost on the island. You will run into the real Malta/Gozo traditions of farming, lace-making and lazing around in the sun. In Gozo, a good lunch stop is Ic Cima restaurant in Xlendi bay (pronounced Shlendi). Good food and not too expensive. Don't mis the Inland Sea on the west of the island. In Malta, visit Valletta, including the Malta Experience (a short history lesson covering 7000 years!). The War Museum is also worth a visit.
For swimming, most of the beaches are up north. Try Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, Mellieha Bay. All these can get very busy at weekends. Also in the north try Armier Bay (less touristy and less busy). In the south, and Malta's best kept secret, try Birzebugia. Not a natural beach and the view is of the Malta Freeport container harbour, but it is peaceful and the water is like being in Barbados.
Restaurants: My number one restaurant for food, ambiance and service is Tal Kazin at St. Julians Bay. It is in the old band club. Most tourists pass it by, but it is a real gem. For a table outside book in advance (21354361). They specialise in Maltese traditional food including rabbit and bradgioli (rolled, stuffed, thinly-sliced beef in a rich sauce). For fish, go to Marsaxlokk (any of the restauants are worth a try - look for the busy ones full of locals - it will be noisy but good!). Fish is also good at Blue Grotto (same conditions apply). For pizza, La Cuccagna at Sliema is the best in Malta, closely followed by Valentinos at Paceville, or Piccolo Padre at Spinola Bay (below the Barracuda Restaurant).
Other things: 1. The tap water is ok but would advise you to drink bottled water. 2. As you are hiring a car, always assume that the other drivers will do something totally unexpected. He probably will! 3. Watch a Maltese sunset and sunrise. It is stunning. 4. Take time to explore 'The Three Cities' on the opposite side of Valletta to Sliema. 5. The local wine is fine. My recommendation is Palatino Syrah if you like a nice red, or Palatino Chardonny for a dry, oaky white.
I hope you have a great stay in Malta. Please get in touch if you need any more advice.
you can go to many places. If you want you can book through NSTS and we can guide you to various places including Gozo, Valletta (Malta experience), we have our own aquacentre which you can access for free, and we can also take you to Limestone Heritage, Marsaxlokk.... if you want more information you can visit and contact us via e-mail.

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