Malta is one of Europe's most popular beach destinations and I'd heard it hundreds of times before visiting the island. My expectations were high and, unfortunately, they weren't met when I finally had a chance to see it for myself.

Malta has a beautiful coastline and the amazing Blue Lagoon, but to be honest, the rest of the beaches were far from spectacular comparing with, e.g. the Balkans. I might have gotten this impression because right before Malta I had just returned from the paradise, unspoiled Albanian Riviera.

Nevertheless, Malta's towns are unique, built with impressive, golden stone. The island also boasts some ancient megalithic structures, so if you like archaeology, you'll also find something interesting for you.

Take a look at the posts below to find more information about the beaches, coast and towns in Malta: