Lomography Day Trips: Malta

Blessed with a wealth of cultural and historical monuments, as well as recreational areas, the southern European archipelago of Malta is a gem in the Mediterranean.

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of the Italian region of Sicily, Malta is one of the world’s smallest countries. It is a small archipelago and only its three largest islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited.

Photos by sirio174

Gozo is the second-largest island in the archipelago and nicknamed as the Isle of Calypso due to its association with Ogygia, the home of the nymph Calypso from Homer’s epic, the Odyssey. It has two beautiful bays: Calypso Bay, which is perfect for sunbathers, and Dwejra Bay, which displays the wonderful work of nature!

Photos by webo29

In fact, one special place in the latter, is the Inland Sea – an inland lagoon that boasts spectacular natural landmarks such as the Azure Window.

Credits: yopanic

The beaches are simply gorgeous, too! With fine sand that contrasts beautifully with the blue sea, who could ever resist immortalizing it on film?

Photos by webo29

On the other hand, if you think beaches are overrated, and you want to experience more of the local flavour, then you might want to add a trip to Marsaxokk to your itinerary. It is the second largest natural harbour in Malta and features one of the more prominent fishing villages.

Photos by webo29

There’s also the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady or simply Mosta Dome, one of the many Roman Catholic churches in the island. Its size and grandeur strikingly stands out in the vicinity, making it quite the interesting destination.

Did we miss your favorite spot? Then tell us! If you’d like to share your favorite location, and see it published here in the Magazine, feel free to send them in as a submission!

Lomo On!

written by geegraphy on 2013-08-14 in #world #locations #lomography #day-trips #lomography-day-trips #malta #mediterranean-sea #travel #europe #locations

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