Ancient Temples, Seafood and Swimming: The Best of South East Malta

Amanda Afield

With only two full days in Malta, we tried to pack as much sightseeing in as we could. We spent our arrival day exploring Valletta, then headed further afield on day two.


Our first stop on Saturady morning was the Hypogeum, believed to be the oldest underground temple in the world.  Only ten visitors can enter at a time, and tickets book up months in advance, so if you want to visit, book your tickets as soon as you know your schedule. The visit takes about an hour, and you watch videos about the mysterious people who built the Hypogeum and temples on the island, and their construction methods. Then you descend into the underground chambers. No photos are allowed, but it was really interesting to visit. The underground sculptures and tunnels are impressive, especially how well preserved they are.

Our next stop was the Tarxian Temples. These…

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