Location: 93Km south of
Largest town: Birkirkara
Area: 312 Km2
Religion: 95% Roman Catholic
Language: Maltese, English
EU accession: May 2004
Time Zone: CET(GMT+1)
Driving: Left of the road
Useful Maltese Phrases
Hello: Hello / Bonġu
How are you?: Kif inti?
I'm fine, thanks. And you?: Tajjeb(m) Tajba(f), grazzi. U inti?
What's your name?: X'jismek?
My name is .. : Jisimni ..
Where are you from?: Minn fejn int?
I'm from ..: Jien minn ..
Pleased to meet you: Għandi pjaċir
Good morning: Bonġu/ L-għodwa t-tajba
Good afternoon: Wara nofs in-nar it-tajjeb
Good evening/night: Bonswa/ Il-Lejla it-tajba
Goodbye: Ċaw/ Saħħa
Good luck: Xewqat sbieħ/ Awguri
Cheers: Saħħa! Ċirs!
Have a nice day: Il-gurnata t-tajba
Bon appetit: L-ikla t-tajba
Bon voyage: Il-vjaġġ it-tajjeb!
Excuse me: Skużi! Skużani!
Thank you: Grazzi
You're welcome: Ta' xejn
I love you: Inħobbok
How do you say .. in Maltese?: Kif tghid .. bil-Malti?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Il-Milied Ħieni u s-Sena t-Tajba
Happy Easter: L- Għid it-tajjeb
Why choose Malta?
There is no other place in the world you can visit with so many attractions clustered together. The archipelago spans over 312KM2, making the touristic sites only minutes drive away.
Situated in the very heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta offers something for everyone. 1,300,000 tourists (including cruise liner Passengers) choose Malta every year as their holiday destination, which is quite a number considering that the whole country is only half the size of London. The reason they come over varies drastically. Some come to Malta on business trips and conferences. Others adore the Mediterranean blue sea, sun and sky. The weather is fantastic for country walks during the winter months. Definately it is a haven for history and culture lovers. Malta boasts the oldest free standing structures in the World and its capital city, Valletta, is a UNESCO heritage site.
Parrots are only beautiful in the wild.
Hire a Real Guide!!
If you're a traveler who is looking to get the most out of your vacation, take the advantage of a guided tour. Enjoying a beach resort and simply lounging can be a fun experience, but a guided tour of a foreign country creates memories. A guided tour is the most convenient and practical way, to take in a foreign destination. It saves travelers time, and eliminates a lot of unnecessary stress.
Guided tours might be a little bit more expensive. But they are safer and more organized. You never have to decipher confusing maps or look like a lost kitten in the middle of nowhere.
Planning out your vacation criteria is a difficult process. There are tons of different sightseeing options. Narrowing down the best locations can be cumbersome. Then you have to rent a car or learn how the public transport works, plan out a travel route, worry about getting lost, and a vacation becomes a stressful experience.
A guide will transport you directly to the landmark and then give you expert information. By taking a guided tour, you will learn things which you simply couldn't by traveling to a destination alone.
The convenience of a guided tour begins even before the traveling does.
“Top Reasons to Take a Guided Tour”
1. You Don’t Have the Time or Patience – Let the guide do all the work for you. Planning takes a lot of time and patience.
2. If You Are Going in a Large Group – Nothing can be harder to coordinate a long trip with a large group. You have to coordinate WHAT you will see. In Malta there are at least 24 audio visual shows advertised (all with more or less the same theme), tens of museums, numerous boat trips, and hundreds of churches. A Tourist Guide will select the best sites to visit according to YOUR tastes.
3. You Don’t Know What to See – If you are traveling to a country or location that you have never been to, you probably don’t know what to see. You can read reviews in magazines and on the internet, but that takes a lot of time and there are so many reviews on the internet, it’s hard to figure out what to see. Tourist Guides do these tours all the time and will know which sites are the most popular and worthy to see.
4. Don’t get hooked by tourist traps – As the testimonials on this website can vow, Malta is a place that has a lot to offer and there is a lot to enjoy. But when your time is limited you can and will get caught in tourist traps (unless you are accompanied by a professional guide).
In your own interest when in Malta make sure that your guide is licensed. Unlicensed guiding in Malta is ILLEGAL.
A cheap tour many times means that the explanation will be carried out by an unqualified person or the driver's broken English, and I'm sure you don't want to get Taken for a Ride.
Well I’m sure you get the point.
Spectacular view of the harbour from the Valletta fortifications.
The Office of the Prime Minister
British letter box in Valletta
Hagar Qim Temple
The Blue Lagoon
The Portomaso Tower
St. John's Cathedral
Costa Pacifica docked in Valletta
The Blue Grotto
The Gardiola tower by night