NEW! Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Malta from March to October 2018.
UNESCO World Heritage
If you like history, you’re in for a treat! Malta is a big open-air museum that boasts three sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wander through the narrow streets of Valletta, the Megalithic Temples and the underground Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and get lost in time. Be sure to book your visit to the Hypogeum ahead of travel as visits are limited to ten people per hour.
Knights of St John
Every building reflects Malta’s military history and the legacy of the Knights of St John – or Knights of Malta – who served under the Maltese Cross and ruled the island for 250 years. Fortress city Valletta, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the Grand Master’s Palace, St John’s Cathedral and Fort St. Angelo are only a few of the sites that showcase their architectural and artistic influence on Malta.
Board a traditional Maltese Dghajsa – a little wooden boat – for a tour within Valletta’s Grand Harbour walls, once home to the British Royal Navy. You could also stroll along Marsaxlokk’s waterfront, where you’ll spot colourful traditional fishing boats and plenty of restaurants serving fresh fish. The daily market there is a great place for finding souvenirs and it gets bigger on a Sunday!
Malta is a great destination for specialist water sports. You could go windsurfing, water-skiing or sailing, whatever floats your boat. Dive centres all over the island welcome casual and seasoned divers alike. If deep diving isn’t your thing and you’d rather snorkel around, dive centres will be able to guide you to the nearest underwater landscapes and wrecks along the shore.
Lascaris War Rooms
Malta played a crucial role in the Second World War due to its strategic location at the heart of the Mediterranean. Learn all about it at the Malta at War Museum and the Lascaris War Rooms, a series of tunnels where the Order of St John once established their slave quarters. Step back in time in the Lascaris War Rooms and gain access to the secret WWII headquarters of the British and Allied forces in the Mediterranean.