Cities and other places
Mgarr is a small village in the west of Malta with about 2,800 inhabitants. The place is dominated by a huge domed church, which is also called “Egg Church”.
Sliema is a modern city, with a popular residential area, as well as an important tourist center. You can swim in the Lido on the rocky coast. Here you will find excellent opportunities for walking and sunbathing, to be able to enjoy those days off.
Rabat, the neighboring city of Mdina is a living, but still traditional village with many shops, a vegetable market and bars.
Valletta Harbour Cruise
A harbour tour is a great opportunity to get to know the city from another perspective. You go through the port of Marsamxett and Grand Harbour and enjoy from there the unique view of the fortress.
Day trip to Gozo
If you have a day off, it is advisable to do a day trip to Gozo. There you can visit the Azure Window in Dwejra, the citadel in Victoria, and the bay of Xlendi.
A real highlight is the Blue Grotto, a cave which lies on the southwest coast of Malta. It cannot be seen from the mainland and can only be reached by sea. At this point in the sea are many blue-green algae, causing the water to strong bluish gleams in the sunshine. The grotto includes six cave arches. When the weather is good you can visit the caves with small boats.