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Xara Palace Hotel
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Xara Palace Hotel

Mdina,

from €678pp

Magical Mdina Holidays

When holidaymakers picture the ancient world of Malta, they are most likely imagining the scene discovered in the ancient town of Mdina – one of the most captivating destinations in Malta When embarking on Mdina holidays, you will be blessed by a myriad of attractions that span ancient architectural features, a wonderful dining scene, striking landmarks and an infectious identity and old-world charm.

Alongside these ancient relics, you’ll never be too far from a sandy strip of perfection – the true beauty of spending your break in Malta. During your holidays in Mdina, you can spend the morning exploring the winding, ancient streets of a city trapped in a bygone era, before slapping on the sunscreen and lapping up the sunshine on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Whether it is Golden Bay, Bugibba or St Paul’s Bay, you’ll find a vibrant beach resort vibe that combines perfectly with that of ancient exploration – resulting in the perfect Maltese escape.

Things to Do on Mdina Holidays

Planning a trip to Mdina but not sure what to do first? Our local experts have some great suggestions that will make your Mdina holiday in Malta unforgettable.

A Window to Ancient Malta

The first stop during your Mdina holidays should be the destination’s mesmerising fortified Old City. Take to the winding and narrow streets on foot in order to absorb a comprehensive insight into the charm and character of the city, made peaceful by the absence of cars, which are banned from entering the city walls for non-residents. The imposing gate through which you enter the city will set the scene for the splendour and other-worldly quality of the city, transporting you to an ancient time, reinforced by the magnificent cathedral and further informed by a medley of superb museums – don’t miss the Natural History Museum.

For more grandeur, the country’s capital, Valletta, will continue the ancient theme, and it is well worth heading on a daytrip to the city to further develop your insight into the heritage of this island nation. But for many, it is often all about the beaches when you set foot on Maltese soil, and holidaymakers won’t be short-changed when it comes to soft sand, clear water and exciting water sports. If you find the beaches on the main island a little crowded, grab a water taxi across to the serenity of the neighbouring island of Gozo. Here you can enjoy the best of Malta’s beaches in a relaxing and less crowded environment – don’t miss out on spending an afternoon on Ramla il-Hamra, the island’s most idyllic beach.