Come January, most of us are seeking relief from the festive season and the madness of November and December.
It’s an ideal time to relax, chill out and explore the bits of Malta and Gozo you probably drive past every day.
Here are five brilliant things to do in January that don’t cost a packet.
Get A Typical Taste of Malta
Spoil yourself. Head to an traditional village bar and have some tea or coffee with pastizzi or ħobż biż-żejt.
Witness One Hundred Tons of Artillery
Fort Rinella, built between 1878 and 1886, houses what was at the time the largest gun in the world.
Today it is ranked as one of the best visitor attractions in the Maltese Islands. You need to go here.
Gozo – Island of Legends
With its relaxed pace of life and lush countryside, Gozo is the ideal Sunday getaway.
Gozo is also well served by some amazing restaurants. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Marsalforn, Nadur, Xaghra and Xlendi.
Do Some People Watching In Marsaxlokk
Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour.
It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats – the Luzzus.
Explore The Mysterious Hypogeum
The Hypogeum in Paola is a unique underground monument which dates back to 3600 BC.
It’s so amazing and so important, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you’ve never been here, you’re missing out.