Long best known for its mythical falcon and historic summit, Malta has gained some tourism traction in recent years, in large part thanks to widespread pictures of the Gozo Cliffs and blue grottoes. The natural beauty on this small archipelago between Sicily and Tunisia is indeed worth the trip to the middle of the Mediterranean, and some of the best sites in Malta can be done with fairly easy walks.

Visually, Malta is a treasure trove of coastal views and quiet villages, and we’ve got the best video you’ve ever seen of the islands to prove it. But delving deeper into the cities is worthwhile too, whether you’re sipping vodka Kinnies in the Paceville bars or exploring the walled city of Mdina. The feel here is a little like the Greek isles at a far slower pace, with all the scenery and fresh seafood you’ll ever need.