Mdina holidays allow visitors to embrace a charmingly-historical destination on the island of Malta, boasting stunning landmarks and access to wonderful surrounding beaches. The ancient town is a culture vulture’s dream, but beach bums will be served well by Mdina as well, with its convenient location providing access to the beaches of both the east and west coast of Malta.
The combination of beach and culture perfectly captures the essence of this country, and you’ll never run out of things to do, whether you’re sunning yourself on the sand or exploring ancient temple ruins. Though some may find that they’d rather not leave the wonderful winding streets of Mdina’s Old City, adorned with striking architectural attractions, a bustling dining scene and an overwhelming sense of charm that makes holidays in Mdina such a comfortable experience for all manner of holidaymakers.
The natural starting point to your holidays to Mdina will be found in the capital of Valletta, and it is worth spending a day here to appreciate the city’s beautiful cathedral, stunning beachfront walk and engaging museums. If you’re starting to crave a little bit of beach, you have many options in close proximity to you when basing yourself in Mdina. Golden Bay is one of Malta’s finest beaches, boasting a long strip of beautiful and fine sand, all set alongside the clear blue ocean. Meanwhile on the neighbouring island of Gozo you’ll discover even more fantastic beaches, and with less crowds than Malta’s primary island.
Mdina’s main attraction is most certainly its historic, fortified Old City. The streets are best explored on foot, which is just as well, because cars aren’t allowed within the city walls unless you’re an inhabitant. The towering entrance will set the scene, teleporting you to ancient times, only reinforced when you stroll through the narrow walkways and back streets. You’ll find many interesting landmarks sandwiched between the maze of streets, including the grand city cathedral and a number of museums including the Natural History Museum and the Medieval Museum.