Malta is an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea and a popular holiday destination. It also includes two other islands - Gozo and Comino. Malta offers relaxation on beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, but also beautiful nature created for walking or cycling. Even in winter, it is often a pleasant 20 degrees here, ideal for exploring the capital Valletta and all three islands.
Flights from Bratislava
The Ryanair company will transport you to the island of Malta from the Bratislava airport. It operates regular flights on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. In about two hours you will find yourself at the international airport Malta Airport, which is located 9 kilometres from the capital.
Transport from the airport to the city centre
You can reach Malta airport comfortably by public transport bus. Express lines X1, X2, X3 and X4 connect the airport with the most popular holiday resorts. The bus stop is located directly in front of the terminal. You can buy a ticket from the driver or from the machine, it is valid for two hours with any number of transfers. For more information, visit:
You can also use taxi services, which have fixed rates to individual cities and resorts in Malta. See the price list here:
“Must see” in Malta
Beaches in the summer, nature, and monuments in the winter. You can find most of them in the capital city of Valletta, whose historic centre is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Do not miss the Cathedral of St. John, the fortress of St. Elmo or Grandmaster's Palace, the current residence of the President. The town of Medina, considered the most beautiful city in Malta, competes with Valletta for its beautiful history.
If you are a lover of sun and sea, you will probably go to the areas of Mellieha, Bugib or Qawra. In Mellieha, there is the only sandy beach Mellieha Bay and nearby is Popeye the Sailors’ Village - the film location of the legendary fairy tale. However, do not underestimate the rocky beaches of Malta. They offer beautiful bays, such as Golden Bay or Ghajn Tuffieha. In the summer, they are full of tourists, bars, restaurants, and cafes. You can also try water sports or boat trips on the sea. Many students who complete English language stays in Malta stay in Saint Juliens and Sliema - in the wealthier districts with skyscrapers and shopping centres.
However, visit at least one of the pair of islands Gozo and Comino as well. Boats depart from the port of Cirkewwa, but many private boat carriers will also take you there directly from the resorts. In Comino there is a beautiful Blue Lagoon, a place with crystal clear water made for snorkelling. Gozo can be reached by ferry. Here you can find, for example, the red sand beach of Ramla Bay.