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Why you should visit Malta - the tiny Mediterranean gem

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Malta is a beautiful country with so much to offer both tourists and people looking to relocate for work. From its stunning scenery and architecture to its rich history and culture - and with its Mediterranean climate - it's the perfect destination for a summer holiday.

Malta is a beautiful Mediterranean island nation that is often overlooked by travelers. However, this tiny country has a lot to offer. Stunning beaches range from the rocky to the sandy with crystal clear waters for bathing; there is a bustling iGaming community in which comparison platforms such as oddschecker provide slots bonuses and offers; and the nation has a rich history and culture that will stun you with how extensive it is.

So, if you're looking for a unique travel destination, be sure to add Malta to your list!

Culture and history
If you're looking for a European country with a rich culture, Malta is a great option. Malta's history is one of the most fascinating in the world. The tiny Mediterranean island has been home to some of the most important civilizations of the past, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, and Romans. Malta has also been occupied by a number of different powers over the centuries, including the Arabs, Normans, and Knights of St. John. All of these cultures have left their mark on Malta, making it a truly unique place to visit, packed with varying history and multiple traditions. From its Roman ruins to its Baroque architecture, Malta has something for everyone. 

Food
If you're looking for a culinary adventure, Malta is the perfect place to visit. This tiny Mediterranean island is home to a unique cuisine that blends Arabic, Italian, and British influences, creating truly decadent and delicious dishes. From fresh seafood dishes to hearty stews, there's something for everyone to enjoy, and you must pair the meals with the local wine! To make things easier, here are some of the most delightful meals you should try out:

- Ħobż/Ftira biż-Żejt - a traditional Maltese bread, spread with a flavorful tomato paste and topped with olive oil, tomatoes, capers, tuna, and sliced green olives

- Pastizzi (Savory Cheese or Pea Cakes) - an iconic street food that is a must-try. Traditionally made with a phyllo-pastry that is filled with ricotta or with a flavorful pea mixture. Typically sold in Pastizzerias, where you can also try more delicious street food such as square-shaped pizza slices, sausage rolls, timpana, and so on

- Ftira Għawdxija (Gozitan Pizza) - if you decide to visit Malta's sister island, Gozo, you should definitely try this out. The dough is the same as the one used for the Ftira Sandwich, and it is usually served with ricotta, goat cheese, and potato toppings

- Maltese Platter - a perfect platter to try out some Maltese flavors; typically includes olives, goat cheese (ġbejniet), spicy Maltese sausage, sundried tomatoes, and bigilla (bean) paste served with galletti (water crackers)

- Braġioli (Beef Olives) - beef rolls stuffed with eggs, bacon, garlic and breadcrumbs, braised in wine, usually served with vegetables and Maltese bread. It is rich in flavor and will serve as a delicious main on any day.

Beaches
Malta is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches are a sight to behold, and if you dislike sandy beaches, then there are plenty of rocky ones for you to enjoy instead. It is the perfect island if you enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling, and it offers multiple different water activities that will give you the adrenaline rush you might be seeking. Most beaches tend to have bars and restaurants right next to them where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or bite to eat. In addition to this, with over 300 days of sunshine a year, you're sure to find a spot to relax and soak up the rays during seemingly endless summers.

So, from the secluded coves of Gozo to the gorgeous Blue Lagoon in Comino and the picturesque Golden Bay Beach in the North of Malta, there's a beach for everyone on this tiny island.


Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

In conclusion
Malta is a beautiful country with so much to offer both tourists and people looking to relocate for work. From its stunning scenery and architecture to its rich history and culture - and with its Mediterranean climate - it's the perfect destination for a summer holiday. So, if you're looking for a new place to explore, be sure to keep Malta in mind.


Main photo by Micaela Parente on Unsplash

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