Immerse yourself in Valletta's charms. Discover the sights of the city, including Fort St Elmo and St John's Co-Cathedral, or wander round the Upper Barrakka Gardens, a former private garden for Italian knights, and take in the panoramic views over the Grand Harbour.
Unwind at Gozo's seaside resorts. While away sunny afternoons at resorts such as Marsalforn or Xlendi Bay, relaxing on the beach, having a seafood lunch and taking a sailing trip around the bay.
Food and wine. Try local dishes influenced by cultures from around the world, such as ftira (flatbread) and pastizzi (cheese or pea-stuffed pastries) and visit wineries to try local wines. Malta does not produce enough wine to export, so take your chance to try it on the island.
Enjoy water sports. Both Malta and Gozo offer excellent water sports, so this is a perfect place to head out on the water.
Events and festivals. Time your visit to experience one of these islands' colourful festivals, such as Notte Bianca in Valletta in October, when palaces and museums open at night and performers take to the streets.
Discover historic wonders:
- Go back in time at the Megalithic Temples of Malta, including the Gjantija Temples on Gozo, which are older than Egypt's pyramids.
- The Three Cities, the fortified medieval cities of Birgu (Vittorosia), Senglea and Conspicua in Valletta, were home to the Knights of St John in the 16th century. Take a traditional dghajsa boat over to Birgu from Valletta.
- Hal Daglieni Hypogeum is a fascinating underground prehistoric burial site in Paola on Malta, with unique wall paintings.
Go to church on Gozo. For such a small island, Gozo has an impressive number of churches (over 40). The Xewkija church has a capacity of 3,000, enough for the entire population of Xewkija village, and its dome is larger than the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in London. The most famous church on the island is the Basilica of Ta' Pinu, which is of huge local significance and offers beautiful countryside views.