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The Maltese Islands breathe history, and take in many visitors looking for a peaceful or active Mediterranean vacation. Wouldn’t a Maltese Islands vacation rental be fabulous to complete the Mediterranean flavor of your trip?

Maltese Island Sports

The Maltese Islands, with resort areas aplenty, are a very natural fit for all sorts of sports, on land, in the water, and in the air with paragliding. Rock climbing, caving are adventure activities, while golf, tennis, cycling, mountain biking and horseback riding provide outdoor fun as well. Water-based activities include enjoying the beach, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and water/jet skiing. Diving is premier in the Island areas; both water and cave diving is available for experts, and beginners are very welcome in the bays and natural harbors too.

Maltese Islands Key Areas

There is quite a bit to see and do in the Maltese Islands, comprised of three islands: Malta, Gozo, and Camino.

Malta is home to 7,000 years of history, and a good amount of the history is in what you see outdoors. Malta brings a new meaning to the phrase “living history museum” – from ancient villages, to festivals, to areas picturesque enough to be chosen to film. Malta’s villages have different characters, but all exhibit the quintessential Mediterranean life. Some are fruit and vegetable harvesting communities; some are dependent on the catch of the day or week. Others are rich with festas and customs, and still others hold archaeological significance. In Rabat, you can visit the large labyrinth known as St. Paul’s Catacombs, where he took refuge in the first century. Outdoor enjoyment is heavily possible with Malta’s almost constant sunshine during the day. Valletta is the capital of Malta, and it sports a top-quality collection of art, palaces and churches within its narrow streets, while somehow fitting in shops filled with jewelry, books, and antiques. The Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa claim to be the birthplace of Maltese history, and hold a variety of festas and holy day celebrations through the year, one to commemorate the arrival of the Knights of St. John in 1530.

Gozo is more verdant than Malta, with blooming flora in the summer like bougainvillea and oleander, and crop vegetation and herbs in the winter. The pace of Gozo follows a seasonal beat. Much myth fills Gozo, and Baroque-style churches are scattered about the landscape. The coastline is tremendously good, where you can discover both red sand beaches and rocky inlet areas. Gozo is also a historical island, complete with forts and prehistoric temples, Ggantija, believed to be the oldest freestanding structures the world over. The Citadel in Victoria majestically rises above the country lands, and It-Tokk is a bustling market square, daily open for business. Fresh foods are plentiful, and antiques and crafts can be found for sale along the streets.

The small Isle of Comino is heavily focused on outdoor activities. Comino is blessed with the most radiant colors of the Islands, including the Blue Lagoon inlet gently ebbing the white sand. Because Comino is car-free, instead of smelling exhaust fumes, you can notice the aroma of herbs growing, like wild thyme. Comino is enjoyable year-round, with water sports reigning in the summer and photography and walking popular in the winter. Nighttime takes away many visitors, so you can enjoy the sunsets of Comino in a much more private atmosphere.

Sites and tours to see

Island cruises for historical sites
Jeep safaris
In Guardia and Alarme! at Fort St. Elmo in Valletta
St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta
Grand Masters’ Palace in Valletta
Mdina Cathedral
Mdina Dungeons
Rotunda (Church of St. Mary) in Mosta
St. George’s Basilica in Victoria
Gharb Folklore Museum
Mediterraneo Marine Park in Sliema
Gordan Lighthouse in Ghasri
Kenuna Tower in Nadur