If you already know Valletta and Mdina or want to see the most spectacular and unknown thing about Malta, this is your visit.
We left the ship heading for the city of Birgu, which makes sense since it was responsible for protecting the port and the first settlement of the order of St. John in Malta. Its alleyways are today one of the best kept secrets of the archipelago.
In this city the Christian knights resisted the Ottoman Siege of Malta of 1565, and centuries later had to resist against the Axis bombers, being one of the most affected areas of Europe by World War II and one of the most bombed in the world.
Today, proud of its past and immersed in its present, we find in its glowing alleys one of the most traditional areas of Malta, where culture, war and beauty are mixed in an area which has been names fortified island for a reason.
We take the car to continue the visit in another of our most traditional and unique villages: Marsaxlokk.
This small enclave, has the privilege of being the largest fishing village on the island and also of owning the second largest natural port, so in other times galleons and other boats captained by pirates found here the perfect refuge for their stumbles.
Today Marsaxlokk retains all its charm, with its port full of luzzus, the colorful traditional fishing boats in Malta, with which fishermen supply us with fresh fish, protected by the Eye of Osiris from the bow of their boats.
We will walk this small town and its traditional flea market, where we can stock ourselves with souvenirs before continuing on our way.
We continue with the Blue Grotto, a geological accident that defies gravity and erosion by creating a 100% natural architectural work of art. We will look at a belvedere from which to appreciate its majestic size, but also its precious waters.
And we move on to a visit, literally, unique.
Impossible not to begin this description by saying that Malta has a unique prehistory and a surprising number of Megalithic World Heritage complexes, dating back to around 3,600 BC that were built by a culture that advances to others, sometimes even in millennia.
That is why we will visit the temples of Hagar Qim we will explain this unique culture: who they were and how they managed to build temples with megaliths up to 20 tons almost 6000 years ago and still stand, despite being 1000 years older than the pyramids of Egypt.
And, seeing Mdina from the road presiding over the island, we will proceed to what will be the last visit of the day, but that does not decay at all to the others: the Basilica of St Mary of Mosta, known in Malta as the Rotunda, because its dome without supports is one of the largest in Europe. It is also considered miraculous by the locals as two bombs fell on it in the second world war, without causing personal injury.
Depending on your hunger, before Mosta we will make a short stop to replenish your strength with a traditional Malta snack and soft drink or beer.
Now yes, with practically everything you could have seen, we return you to the ship, surely with the impression that Malta is much bigger than it is and as spectacular as we told you.
- Total price up to 3 passengers – 350 euros
- Total price up to 8 passengers – 450 euros
- Total price up to 14 passengers – 595 euros
- For more than 15 passengers you can consult us in Groups
- Duration: 6 hours
- The visit will be made with official MTA guide
- Includes pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
- Includes traditional snack and refreshment for participants
- Includes entrance to Hagar Qim temples
- Includes entrance to Mosta Basilica