A mere 3 months after we started dating we set off on a weeks holiday to Malta...
A holiday it may have been labeled but in fact with hiring a car we didn't stay around our hotel in Qawra for long as we were off exploring the island each day and spent two days day-tripping to Gozo and Comino. We had an amazing time exploring and falling in love with the place.
7 years later the photos make it to our blog and I still dream of going back one day.
Below you will find where we visited and see what we got up to. The facts of prices and distances and so on may have faded but the memories will last a life time.
St. Paul's Catacombs
St. Paul’s Catacombs are some of the most prominent features of Malta’s paleochristian archaeology. The archaeological clearing of the site has revealed an extensive system of underground galleries and tombs dated from the fourth to the ninth centuries AD. It was an eerie experience but we were completely cool kids messing around in the cemetery, I don't think we would be doing that now.
The Blue Grotto is a number of sea caverns on the south coast. Best seen from the water on a boat trip, we just enjoyed the area by Shannon jumping into the choppy water whilst I fearfully looked on from the edge.
Driving around one day we passed by a gorgeous little restaurant in Dingli and couldn't pass it by, the setting was rustic and cute and we enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Our favourite place, hands down! Mdina is a fortified city in the Northern Region of Malta, which served as the island's capital from antiquity to the medieval period. The city is still confined within its walls, and has a population of just under 300. It was so picturesque and gorgeous, the cobble footpaths and the sandstone buildings were just dreamy. From the boundary city walls we were treated to the most splendid panoramic views across Malta. And the other thing that made Mdina so memorable? The biggest and best antipasti platter we have ever had the pleasure of eating, so good we went twice! If you can only make one stop in Malta make sure it is Mdina!
We took a boat trip to the small island of Comino part of the Maltese archipelago, measuring 3.5 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) in area. Comino is tranquil and rather isolated with just 3 permanent residents (there were 4 residents until 2017). Comino has a rugged coastline with sheer limestone cliffs, and dotted with deep caves, one of which was used in 'The Count Of Monte Cristo' and Comino also featured in Shannon's favourite movie 'Troy'. Comino is most famous for its Blue Lagoon. The boat trip cost €10pp.
We booked the local car ferry ' Gozo Channel Line' which runs from Cirkewwa in Malta to Mgarr in Gozo 24