For those of you who know Malta will know exactly why this island is so popular with tourists. Endless beaches, an impressive history and cheery people make this small island state in the Mediterranean an incomparable holiday destination. Here the sweeping wave of tourism has not yet hit and it is still possible to discover secluded and peaceful spots on the island in your car hire.
One of the many pearls of Malta is San Gwann, the place with the curious name. Today there are around 12,500 inhabitants and over time has become a true commercial centre of Malta. On the east coast, inland from the town of Sliema, San Gwann came into being in the 1960’s from many small communities that have come together to form the resort we know today. San Gwann is labelled one of the most popular living areas and also offers interesting prospects for visitors. In the last few years numerous shops, bars and restaurants have been opened here and provide a bright and cheery atmosphere. Those of you that crave a little bit of culture will not be disappointed. The most popular tourist attraction is perhaps the cart tracks from Mensija- these tracks can be found all over the island. The parallel groves that have been scarred in the stone are thought to have dated back to the Bronze Age but today researchers are still not sure what the function of these tracks were. Furthermore you should not miss out on a visit to the Tal-Mensija-Church that dates back to a time before the 15th century. The church of Our Lady of Lourdes that was built in 1959 is also worth a trip and can be easily reached in your car hire. If you happen to be in San Gwann on the 1st Sunday in August, you will be able to witness the town’s annual church festival. The celebrations consist of many processions and offer you a good insight into the cultural and religious lives of the Maltese people. San Gwann is ideally situated so that you can easily reach the resorts of St. Julians, Paceville or Sliema on foot.
Travelling with a car hire is fundamentally easier to visit numerous other attractions on the island as well as been partly covered from the sometimes unbearable heat of the summer months. It is definitely worth it to take trips to the other corners of Malta and due to the fact the island is only 27km (16 miles) by 15km (9 miles) it is easy and comfortable to reach all your destinations in your car hire such as the capital of Valletta. In 1980 it was heralded as an over all monument and was placed in UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage and is a true cultural experience. Wander through the side streets in the old town or visit the famous St. John’s Co-Cathedral, the magnificent building of the Knights. If you have the desire for a full night programme, we recommend St. Julian’s with its clubs, bars and its own casino. It can be really worth it to take a trip across the islands, along the coast or through the villages that are steeped in tradition. Make sure you definitely visit the dream beaches of Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay or Paradise Bay and paddle in the Mediterranean.
San Gwann is the perfect starting point in order to get to know all the Maltese islands in youcr car hire. The town receives its visitors with a warm and comfortable atmosphere so that they will immediately feel welcome.