Once Malta’s busy capital, Mdina is now known as the ‘The Silent City’. This attraction cannot be missed. Those who’ve been there all comment on its staggering beauty and surreal serenity. Its nickname comes from the tranquil silence that falls on the ancient city at nightfall, filling the empty streets, alleys and deserted squares. Mdina’s charming character can be attributed to the golden hues of the sandstone buildings and the striking contrast of this set against the crisp blue skies. Dating back over 4,000 years and extremely well-preserved, wandering the beautifully intimate cobbled streets is like stepping back in time. This firmly places Mdina as one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Europe.
Malta is a divers paradise and an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Warm crystal clear turquoise waters and calm conditions offer underwater explorers an ocean of opportunity. These qualities are globally recognised and must be seen in person for full appreciation. Accolades include being named the Mediterranean’s number one diving location and the world’s second best. The remarkable clarity one finds below the water’s surface is truly staggering; you’re treated to visibility of up to 30m. Discover hidden underwater caves, explore WWII wrecks, glide past exotic sea life and explore colourful coral formations.
The second largest island, Gozo, of the three forming Malta’s archipelago is a much quieter and greener reflection of its larger sister island. The charm of this experience lies in its rural charm: lush green fields, off road country tracks and gorgeous coastal scenery. Gozo is truly an island of experiences comprised of many stunning sites that will take your breath away. Ġgantija for one is a monumental temple complex that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back over 7,000 years, but is surprisingly in amazing condition. Admiring the oldest free-standing structures in the world is truly captivating and for a moment really makes you feel as though you’ve just stepped out of a time machine. From time travel to Greek mythology, the Calypso Cave is yet another unmissable gem of the island, overlooking the red sands of Ramla Bay. It’s said that here is the location where the beautiful nymph Calypso held Odysseus captive in Homer’s epic poem ‘The Odyssey’.
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