27 Reasons Why You Have To Visit Malta Right Now

Proof that it's one of the best countries in the world

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For such a small place Malta really punches above its weight when it comes to many things. 

The only sad thing is that the whole world hasn't been lucky enough to experience the island yet, so we thought we'd share a collection of the things that make it so special. 

We think you'll agree that Malta is a cracking spot...

1. The Cleanest Beaches In Europe 

Being an island surrounded by 100s of miles of water in all directions is great, but the fact that the beaches are among the cleanest in Europe makes it even better.

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2. The Oldest Temples In The World Are Here 

The Megalithic temples of Malta are among the oldest free-standing structures in the world and absolutely breathtaking to walk through.

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3. Renzo Piano's Gorgeous Parliament

World-renowned architect Renzo Piano recently redesigned the entrance to Valletta, including a beautiful new Parliament that looks even more perfect at night.

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4. The Maltese Bread Is Amazing 

So much pride is taken in the way bread is made here and with various dips, oils and ways of serving it, you'll find it is some of the very best in the world.

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5. Cisk

Those iconic yellow cans. A delicious beer on a hot sunny day.

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6. Everybody Speaks English 

Which is a great help when you are on holiday here. None of the culture is lost though with a strong local language as well.

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7. One Of Europe's Best Airports 

Voted the 2nd best airport in Europe and boasting the most scenic airport approaches in the world, this is also one of the most well-connected destinations with a whole host of low-cost flights as well as its own great airline Air Malta.

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8. V-18

If ever a city was more suited to being a European Capital of Culture then we have yet to see it. The build up and event itself will be spectacular.

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9. Drug Use Is Technically Decriminalised

Just one of the many ways in which the Maltese have become so progressive.

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10. The Seafood Is Plentiful 

You'd expect it on an island in the middle of the Med but they go above and beyond here with their love for seafood. An absolute paradise.

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11. The Climate Is Close To Perfect 

Because it is so far south you will always have close to perfect weather for a holiday here. 

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12. You Are Never Far Away From Your Friends 

The furthest you can ever be away from somebody is 40km so you will never be far away from those you love.

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13. Swimming In The Blue Lagoon 

Get there before the crowds and you'll be blown away by the quality of the water. One of the great swims on this planet.

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14. You'll Get To Eat Timpana 

We all know that pasta is amazing and that so is pastry. Combine the two and you have an insanely tasty dish. 

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15. Gelato

With Italy so close by it is no surprise that you'll get an abundance of great gelato on the island. Essential for cooling you down as well!

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16. The Most Beautiful Little Boats You'll Ever See 

Picture perfect.

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17. You Can Stay In Places Like This 

There is something for every budget when it comes to staying in Malta and you'll never be far away from the seaside and a stunning view. This incredible stop in Valetta is called 10 Strait Street.

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18. You'll Be On "Island Time"

Just like many islands around the world things move slow and that is a good thing. Perfect for de-stressing. 

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19. Twistees 

A local snack that you'll quickly get hooked on. Totally unique.

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20. Wherever You Go You Feel History Is All Around You

You don't have to go to museums or on guided tours in Malta because this is a place where you'll feel like you are walking through living history. The old blends with the new beautifully.

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21. Going Clubbing In Paceville 

Plenty going on here for those who want a night out with bars, clubs and great restaurants.

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22. Malta Is Ranked 3rd In The World For Scuba Diving

You'll not find many places in the world with water so clean and such an abundance of stuff to see below sea level.

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23. Gozo 

As if there wasn't enough on the main island itself, Gozo is the local secret that blows people away when they go and stay there. 

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24. Walking The Promenade In Sliema 

That lovely sea air, people having their beers as the sun goes down and an ice cream in hand. Nothing beats it.

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25. The People Are The Friendliest In The World 

You'll never be made to feel more welcome anywhere in the world.

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26. Even The Animals Are Friendly Here

Look at that smile 

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27. You'll Make Everybody Jealous With Pictures Like This 

Yes Malta really is the best little country in the world. Absolutely no doubt about it!

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Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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