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Malta, History, Archeology & wonderful people

5 Feb 2009  Love to travel, history, geography & archeology.
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

Malta, History, Archeology and an EASY trip

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: St. Paul's Bay
  • Category: Perfect week or more
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Malta Information
    http://www.heritagemalta.org/

    The islands are packed with attractions & fascinating locations but, although the transportation is very easy to use, you can loose too much time if you don't use a
    guide. Also we found out that there were many things that we would have missed if we didn't have one. One of the sites that you have to make a reservation with advance, and that Tourinmed did for us,was the Hypogeum, a prehistoric underground temple. We would have missed it if we didn't use the service of the Agency.

  • 2. Tourinmed.com
    http://www.tourinmed.com/

    Great service from Tourinmed. They combine Malta & Tunisia. Were flexible, quick and reliable. We always use a local travel agency and this was a great choice. Wonderful transportation and great guide; Flora. They also offer weekly departures & customized tours. You can combine Sicily, Tunisia & Malta the easy way.

  • 3. Tourism site for Malta, Gozo & Comino
    http://www.visitmalta.com/video-clips

    Video Clips & Information

  • 4. Gillieru Harbour Hotel
    Gillieru Harbour Hotel, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta
    CHECK RATES!
    Avg price: $93

    Wonderful Hotel, ask for a room overlooking the ocean. Bring your reading lamp; lighting in the room was insuficient. Great breakfast and location.

  • 5. Cardamia Restaurant

    Great food at decent prices in St. Paul's Bay. Ask for their special; For 8 Euros you will have a complete delicious meal. In front of the bus stop. Mosta Rd., St. Paul's Bay. Phone; 21582840 Ask for Charlie or Robert. Great guys!

  • 6. The Mdina Experience, Audio Visual Tour

    Movie: Audio visual tour 3,000 years of history 25-minute show covering everything from the earthquake that half destroyed the city to the passion of the knights who rebuilt it.
    -Try to watch this movie as soon as you arrive. Location: 7 Mesquita Square, Mdina, Malta
    Visiting Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:30am – 4pm
    Cost: Adults: €3.72 (Lm1.60) / Children: €1.86 (Lm0.80c)
    Tel: 356 21454322
    The simultaneous commentary is available in Maltese, English, French, German Italian, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian and Japanese.

  • 7. Currency Converter; Easy to use
    http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    -An easy site to see the exchange rate

  • 8. Current Government Travel Warnings AND DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

    -Government information and warnings
    -Changes often; you will see what the Government of the United States recommends and the
    -Consular Information sheet.

  • 9. First Aid Travelers List; a must for everyone anyplace, even home
    http://www.mexonline.com/amigonews/feature-firstaid.htm

    -First aid for travelers

  • 10. OVERSEAS SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
    https://www.osac.gov/Regions/country.cfm?country=66

    Although crime is not a problem in Malta, please check this site for changes;
    -Pickpockets; protect yourself BE AWARE
    -Learn to be a savy tourist; blend, don't be loud, be polite & don't show your jewelry & money

  • 11. Public Transportation
    http://www.visitmalta.com/transport

    The average length of a bus trip in Malta is 20 to 30 minutes: the longest trip takes 50 minutes. With a Bus travel ticket you can travel on all routes around the island of Malta from 5:30 till 23:00 i.e excludes night buses.
    * One day ticket at Lm1.50 each.
    * Three day ticket at Lm 4.00 each.
    * Five day ticket at Lm 5.00 each.
    * Seven day ticket at Lm6.00 each.

    When you buy these tickets you save money, you can help to render the service more efficient and avoid waste of time for the service and passengers. These tickets are available from the ticket booths, ticketing machines and from the bus driver.

  • 12. Weather
    http://www.wunderground.com/global/ML.html

    Make your plans!

  • 13. Places you shouldn't miss

    1. Start by watching the Movie "The Mdina Experience", in Valetta (see # 6)
    2. Valletta;
    -Visit St John's Co-Cathedral. Do NOT miss the Oratory which houses Caravaggio's famous painting "The Beheading of St John the Baptist" (1608).
    -Visit the Archeological Museum; tiny but very interesting. (Say hi to Clive, he works there & will tell you where to go, great guy).
    -Get lost in the streets & visit the Armoury, the Museum of Fine Arts & don't miss the views.
    2. Visit the Hypogeum temple (Only by appointment)
    3. Visit Mdina by day and by night
    4. Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples in Malta
    5. Take the ferry & visit Gozo Island & Ggantija Temple, the oldest standing structure in the world
    6. Visit the "Three Cities"
    7. Dingli Cliffs, walking, jogging or talking pictures
    8. Walk, go back in time! Enjoy!