According to the Maltese tourist web portal, the sunny island of Malta is the "best kept secret of the Mediterranean". It is true that Malta is better known among the British. But this island has a lot to offer: beautiful sandy beaches, great swimming in coves surrounded by cliffs, warm water even into October and a great deal of cultural interest. People from Phoenicia, Carthage, Rome and the Byzantine Empire have left their mark on this Mediterranean island. The megalithic temples from the neolithic period are the oldest remains.

The capital city of Valletta boasts one of Europe's largest natural harbors. The Grand Harbour can best be seen from the Upper Barraca Gardens. In Merchants Street are some of the most beautiful examples of Maltese baroque architecture. The floor mosaics, marble statues and altar made of lapis lazuli are the most impressive elements of St. John’s Co-Cathedral, built in the 16th century. Carvaggio's famous painting, "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist" can be found in the chapel. Another important art collection is located in the Grand Master’s Palace, itself built in 1574.

Located on an exposed, high plateau, the island's former capital, the city of Mdina, is also worth a visit.  An old drawbridge leads to a labyrinth of narrow alleys, piazzas and palaces, such as the medieval Palazzo Falzan.

A few typical Maltese fishing villages are located on the southern tip of the island. Fresh caught fish is served daily in the taverna restaurants. The most beautiful sandy beaches, offering numerous opportunities for water sports, are located on the island's north coast.

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From the airport to Luqa

Name: Malta International Airport (MLA)
Location: approx. 1 km west of Luqa

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