Sports & leisure
Malta named among the top 10 backpacking destinations in Europe
Often overlooked, there’s a wealth of wonder to explore!

06 December 2018 Jillian Mallia

Attention adventure junkies! Malta has been named among the top 10 backpacking destinations in Europe by Ferexo. While often overlooked as a backpacking destination, the site says, Malta has so much to explore - and we couldn't agree more!

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Ferexo listed the top 10 European locations that are not only the best backpacking destinations in general, but which also offer affordable options for housing, food and entertainment. “As a small group of islands picturesquely situated in the Mediterranean, many people assume it will be very expensive and hard to get to” – a total misconception that the site is happy to call out. It’s pretty easy! “Malta is actually fairly close to Italy and you can easily hop aboard a ferry to the Port of Valletta or any number of affordable flights to the main island.” Yep, that simple!

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Malta’s capital of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they continue, “is one of numerous historical sites on the islands,” so planning your trip is essential to make sure you don’t miss out on the good stuff! Other must-visits including the medieval city of Mdina, The Three Cities, the Megalithic Temples situated around the island, and Malta’s sister isle Gozo, just a 20-minute ferry ride away! They also note that as bilinguals, most residents speak English pretty well and are willing to help you out if you happen to get yourself in a pickle... you're welcome!

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Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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