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Ferries to Malta

The Maltese archipelago comprises three small islands situated 80km south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea.

With a combined area of just 122 square miles and a population of 450,000, it is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world. Malta is the largest and most visited island, Gozo exudes rural charm, whilst Comino is the smallest and least populated.

It is a fascinating country and is often regarded as an open air museum due to the quantity of historical and natural landmarks. It also offers everything else you would expect from a Mediterranean island, namely stunning beaches and exquisite food.

The islands are perfect for sailing between, with a number of gorgeous coves and bays to explore. The water itself offers fantastic diving opportunities, boasting excellent visibility and an abundance of marine life including octopus, seahorses and colourful coral.

There are several Megalithic temples in Malta, with seven listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. They are considered to be the oldest free-standing structures in the world, so they are definitely worth a visit.

Whilst on the island of Malta, be sure to visit the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta. Wander through this magnificent building and you’ll find over 5000 types of armour, stunning tapestries and majestic rooms.

If you would rather unwind and soak up the Maltese sun, there are plenty of idyllic beaches to choose from. The most notable is the Blue Lagoon on Comino, a picture-postcard natural pool with crystal clear water.

Overlooking Gozo’s Ramla Bay beach is the legendary Calypso Cave, where Odysseus was imprisoned by a beautiful nymph in Homer’s epic poem.

There are regular ferry routes from Sicily, arriving in the Maltese capital, Valletta. The ferries depart from Pozzallo on the south coast, with services running every day and the option of a bus transfer from Catania.

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Malta reviews

  • "Malta to Sicily with the seacat"

    Very smooth operation no hitches at all

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  • "Clean socks"

    Well there's not really a choice for this crossing but it's ok. It's clean and spacious, modern and comfortable. The staff are mostly really cheerful which is hard to bear so early in the morning. One steward said "take your feet off the seat" really rudely which I didn't like. I had taken off my boots and had clean socks. I wasn't being a yob and he shouldn't have treated me like one. The cafe was as expensive as one would expect, but I didn't expect the tea to be so bad! There is no point making tea without boiling water, and it should not be offered if there is no boiling water.

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  • "Very comfortable and friendly trip"

    We enjoyed our trip and was impressed the ship and facilities. My wife bought coffee and a cake and the member of the crew helped her to carry it to the table. The seats were comfortable and unlike other ferries I have travelled on the windows were clean! You need clean windows to enjoy the experience of entering the harbour at Valletta. It was worth the trip for this experience alone. The Pazzolo shore facilities were a bit basic and when we arrived early we were a bit shocked to find no where to sit. A member of staff noticed this and found two chairs to sit on which was very helpful. That said I do not like to think I am old but I think others are looking at me as a pensioner!! Anyway there are new buildings on the dock they do not seem to be using them?? All in all great ship, great route hopefully Pozallo shore services will improve as the season starts.

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  • "Day Trip to Valletta"

    Every part of trip was a success, arrived early going out & coming back. Boat was clean & comfortable.

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