7 amazing retro postcards of Malta’s seaside resorts

Today we share our favourite photos on Instagram and Facebook.

But back in the 1960s there were only postcards and family photo albums.

The pace of change in Malta is so fast, sometimes it’s hard to remember what the island once looked like.

Now a set of beautiful postcards dating back to the early 1960s has captured how Malta’s seaside resorts first charmed holidaymakers.

The collection was shared on social media by Julia Antonia Grech.

These retro shots of Malta’s favourite beaches back in the day give us an amazing window to the past.

 

Ghajn Tuffieha

The fashion of the two models in this postcard almost screams 1960s at you!

 

Mellieha Bay

Mellieha Bay was and still is the perfect place to go for a swim and enjoy an ice-cream on a hot summer’s day.

 

St George’s Bay

Hardly anyone apart from the British Army visited St George’s Bay in the 1960s. Today it’s always buzzing with life.

 

St Julian’s

Once a small fishing port, Spinola Bay is now bustling with restaurants and tourist spots

 

Exiles in Sliema

Can you recognise St Julian’s Bay? What a difference from today!

 

Xlendi Bay in Gozo

Xlendi has changed dramatically in the past 60 years, with hundreds of holiday flats now competing for sea views.

 

Riviera Bay

The hotel – which once enjoyed incredible views across Ghajn Tuffieha – now lies derelict

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