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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

  • "smooth as silk"

    Great boat but very very cold lounge and recliner seat area Is this to punish travelers who choose not to have a cabin? As i say lovely boat/ship Would defiantly choose this shipping company again if the need arises Many thanks

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  • "Really great option for travel between Spain and Sardinia "

    We really enjoyed taking this route between Barcelona and Sardinia. We travelled as foot passengers and had a cabin which was clean and nicely equipped for an overnight journey. Boarding was easy and quick, the boat left (and arrived) a little late but that didn't really affect us at all. The only thing it would have been nice to know in advance that nobody told us was that we would be made to leave our cabin 2 hours before arrival, luckily we were up and ready to go but it would have been a nasty surprise if not! We barely used catering or other seating facilities but they seemed perfectly adequate. Staff were few and far between and not particularly friendly, but they did their jobs as you would expect and we encountered no problems.

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  • "Nice jorney"

    I have enjoyed of the whole trip. Everything was ok. Thank you.

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  • "Safe trip"

    I have travelled with my wife from Italy to Greece on Euroferry Ignatia. The ship is huge, as a result the loading takes a lot of time and you need to wait in lines. We had no cabin, so I cannot share any information on those. I can, however, tell that if you feel inclined to reserve seats (like we did), you better not bother. The reserved seats are located on an upper floor, in two compartments lined up with aircraft- or bus-like seats. They can recline, but all in all they're not comfortable and you need to spend the night. Better try to board as early as possible and get yourselves a nice coach from the ones lining the walls in the hallways. There are roughly 20 or so places you can lie down and actually sleep well (but be aware that it's quite noisy, mainly due to traffic and playing kids whose parents do not bother to control them). The food is excellent, although a little expensive. Don't hesitate to eat at the self-service. The ship had no delay (a matter of minutes) and the trip was excellent - but we did have the benefit of calm seas.

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