Introducing holidays to Valletta
Recognised as one of the most historically dense areas in the world, Valletta holidays will whirl you away to an ancient era characterised by crumbling fortifications and stunning architectural landmarks. And it is these characteristics that have led to the city being classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving you countless things to do when investigating the significance of this harbour city.
The capital of Malta will keep culture vultures busy from the moment they set foot in its streets – but you don’t necessarily have to be a history buff to embrace Valletta’s attractions. Surrounding the city are numerous beach resorts, offering an element of sun, sand and sea to your holidays in Valletta, while the fantastic shopping destination of Sliema sits just a stone’s throw from the charming city. This combination of beach lifestyle, historical exploration and retail therapy has propelled Valletta to becoming one of Europe’s most intriguing holiday destinations.
You’ll have a number of sites to tick off on your itinerary when embarking on holidays to Valletta; many within the historic city itself, while others lie across the expanse of the island. Get your walking shoes on and take to the streets, keeping a keen eye out for landmarks like St. John’s Co Cathedral and its partnering museum, Manoel Theatre, which is the second-oldest in Europe, and Fort St Elmo and the interesting Fortifications Interpretation Centre. Another very engaging attraction that should warrant a few hours of your exploration are the Lascaris War Rooms and the National War Museum – both offering an insight into the defence of Malta during WWII. And you needn’t stay to far from these hotspots during your break in Malta, whether you choose to snooze in a 4-star hotel in the shadow of the fortifications or within 5-star luxury with wonderful harbour views.
Life’s a Beach
The ocean will encompass a large portion of your time during your Valletta holidays, whether it is wandering along the city’s beautiful waterfront or heading out to one of the surrounding beach resorts like St Paul’s Bay. Malta is home to some stunning beaches, and those in search of the sand and sea will revel in the beauty of the island’s coastline. A resort like St Julian’s reflects the vibrancy of a beachside town, offering bustling nightlife and a fantastic dining scene. But if it’s straightforward beach lounging you’re after, look no further than the wonderful beaches of Golden bay, or alternatively hop across to the neighbouring island of Gozo to indulge in some deserted strips of sandy goodness.