Malta Travel Guide

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Malta Information

Population: 360000

Time Zone: GMT +1

Driving side: Drivers drive on the left

Languages: Maltese, English

Religion: Roman Catholic

Emergency #: Police: 191
Medical 196

Malta Local Customs

Females should cover up in places of worship and men should wear long trousers.

Malta Culture

Malta Popular Destinations

Valletta - the capital is filled with museums, sights, restaurants. St John's Co-Cathedral is an absolute must. Surrounding the city are beautiful bays each with it's own set of outdoor activities, restaurants, pubs and night clubs.

Captain Morgan Cruises - offer a variety of different tours from trips around the island, pirate adventures for the kids and trips in glass bottomed boats. A brilliant way to see the fascinating coastline.

Gozo - has bustling Victoria with it's shops, museums and cathedrals, Marsalform which is built around a cove and the nearby saltpans and the not-to-be-missed Azure Window and Inland Sea.

Comino - relatively uninhabited but is the home of the beautiful Blue Lagoon

Malta Beaches

Best sandy beaches on Malta are Gnejna Bay, Ghajn Tuffihea, Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, Ramla Bay, Melligea Bay, St Geroges Bay.

Moving Around Malta

Malta has a regular and dependable bus network. The buses are bright yellow and relatively old, but the fares are cheap and the popular routes are services until 11 pm. A ferry will connect you from Malta to Gozo or Comino and back.

National festival and holidays

Feast of Sts Peter & Paul, and Harvest Festival - 29 June.
Feast of the Assumption - 15 August
Feast of Our Lady of Victories - 8 September

Useful Malta Links is Malta's leading online travel portal. Booking facility for Hotels, car hire, tours, yachting, diving and various other sectors. An interactive About Malta & Gozo section also includes a Maltese language page where you can listen to phrases in Maltese. The gallery contains images, videos and a webcam.

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