How to get there
The electrical supply is 230 volts +/- 10%. The frequency of the supply is 50 hertz. The three-pin rectangular plug system is used, as in Britain. Adapters are very easy to find.
Currency and banks
On 1st January 2008 Malta adopted the euro as its currency. On 1st February 2008 the euro became the only legal tender currency in Malta and Gozo. Banks are normally open until early afternoon from Monday to Friday, and until midday on Saturday. Some banks/branches work longer hours. Summer and winter opening hours may differ.
Business offices are usually open from 08.00hrs to 17.00hrs Monday to Friday while some operate on 'half-days' - usually until 14.00 hrs - during July and August. Shops open from 09.00 hrs until 19.00 hrs in the main commercial areas, namely Valletta and Sliema. Shops generally remain closed on Sundays and public holidays, although certain businesses are open in the main tourist centres. There are open-air makets one day a week in most towns and villages in Malta and Gozo as well as a daily street market in Valletta (Malta).
Tipping is customary in Malta and a gratuity of between 5% and 10%, whenever good service has been provided, is reasonable. However if a service charge has already been included in the bill, a tip is not necessary. If discretion and common sense is used, you will have no problems with tipping, however, it is always worth checking the individual establishment’s policy if you are unsure.
- Walk through the old town of Valletta and visit the Archaeological Museum
- Visit the old town of Mdina and enjoy sun downers overlooking the wide sweep on Malta
- Visit the main cathedral in Valletta and catch up on the Crusader history
- Take a island tour on the topless buses. This gives an amazing overview of the island and helps with orientation.
- Walk along the promenade in Sliema at sunset and pop in for a local meal at one of the many cafe restaurants.
- Take a ferry across to Gozo and hire a car. Spend the day enjoying this ancient island and its beaches. Visit the bays of Xlendi and Marsalforn and maybe stay in a converted farms house.
- Take a cruise to the Blue Grotto between Gozo and Malta
- Eat at one of the many restaurants around the island, but remember to buy your Restaurant Guidebook for this.
- Visit the Airforce Museum situated at Luqa, the original site of the second world war airfields.
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