-“Malta is perfect for cycling because there are no mountains”: it is one thing that Malta does not have mountains and another that is flat. Malta is a continuous succession of ups and downs which, accompanied by heat and wind, the fact that there are few bike lanes and they are very irregular, and the driving of the locals, make it an unadvisable desicion to bike especially for unexperienced cyclists.
Electric bikes have been powered with pick-up and drop-off points (rented with an app), which improves this transport option, and some bike lanes have been opened. But still, in Malta the bikes are NOT for summer, nor for in-experienced cyclists.
-“Malta is so small that there are no mobility problems, even walking”: See Move in Malta and you will see the countless “buts”.
-“You can visit Malta in a weekend “: In 3 or 4 days you can visit the main tourist spots of the island, but that does not mean that there is not much else. Malta needs a week to discover all the historical periods that make up its crucible, enjoy its panoramic points, its 3 main islands and have some time to appreciate the local products. So, for a weekend escape Malta is perfect, but we recommend you take our Weekend Pack to see the main thing. But you’re still going to have a long way to go.
-“Malta, the country of a thousand beaches”: This is a hoon spread in an old advertising campaign that was made in Spain. Malta has some beautiful coves… but not a thousand and, most beaches are rocky. That’s why if you want to come on a beach plan to Malta, get to know well where the nearest beach is, and if you want it to be sandy specify it. On the other hand, unless you are going to spend the day, the rocky beaches are even more comfortable and some more spectacular, like St. Peter’s Pool.
-“Malta is a cheap destination for teenagers who want to get drunk”: Not at all. Drinking on the streets and selling alcohol to children under 17 is prohibited. In addition, as we explained in Partying in Malta, the main party area is a block at a very specific point on the island, and several specialized venues. Malta offers prehistory, history and more history, art, culture, traditions… With hotels of all categories, very careful boutique hotels, traditional accommodations…
If you don’t want a party, you’re not even going to see one. And if you want it, you just have to know where to look for it. If you contact us we can help you choose the hotel that best suits your needs or help you with these details.
-“Except in high season in Malta there is nothing to do”: The high season in Malta begins in March and ends in October. In July and August it is masified, so the rest of the year Malta offers many advantages: it only depends on what you are looking for.
Likewise the cultural agenda changes, it is not destroyed. Where in summer you find a lot of festivals, in winter we find jazz, Baroque music, cultural exhibitions…
Add to this that mild weather, fewer people, fewer queues, less heat and humidity, Malta is a perfect destination for low and medium seasons. In fact Malta maintains sunny days throughout the year, so it can be a perfect choice for a getaway in December, for example, where do you have the slightest chance of finding a sunny day in Europe in December?
-“In Malta there are 365 churches, one for each day of the year”: We do not know of where this came from. But it’s not just true: the myth falls short.
-“In Malta there are no other religions”: this myth is curious because you also hear that in Malta there are numerous mosques… Malta is a catholic confessional country, but it is tolerant of other religions and there is a mosque, several Orthodox Christian churches and Protestant and Anglican churches, including an Anglican pro-cathedral.
-“Maltese food is similar to British food”: not at all. The British presence barely dents our fantastic gastronomy. Malta has a Mediterranean cuisine very influenced by Italy, but with enough peculiarities that you can find in a dish.
-“The country of Malta is composed of three islands”: Yes… But no. Malta are 3 inhabited islands, but it consists of about 20 other islets.
-“Charles V gave Malta to the Order of John”: False. If you want to know how it was choose one of our Excursions and we will explain it, because this has much more crumb.
-“Malta is full of illegal immigrants”: Malta is a host country because of its location but with very clear immigration laws and an average of immigrants that does not exceed the European one.