Malta undoubtedly abounds with camera-ready locations just begging to be snapped, from picturesque countrysides to majestic architecture. We’re taking a look at the most photogenic locations on the island, giving you some inspiration for your next photographic journey.
Definitely one of the most captivating views on the island, Il-Wied is the epitome of photogeneity. Crystal blue waters and rock formations galore, you won’t need any filters when snapping this fantastic location.
The winding narrow streets and Medieval architecture make for some pretty gorgeous pictures, and it seems that the more you explore the meandering streets of our old Capital, the more quaint and scenic they become. Make sure to look out for traditional Maltese doorknobs, which are still abundant on the doors of Mdina.
Popeye Village, Mellieha
Built in the 1980s as a film set for the movie starring Robin Williams as the world’s most loved sailor, Popeye Village has been transformed into a park for kids. However, it still remains one of the most charming spots on the island, which just happens to look even better on camera!
Off the beaten track, yet never disappoints – Fomm ir-Riħ offers incredible sea and country views, perfect for photography enthusiasts and amateurs alike. With white cliffs plunging dramatically into the ethereal turquoise sea, and a teeny stretch of beach (which is laboriously arduous to get to), you can get different yet brilliant scenarios for your snaps. Once again, no filter needed.
One of Malta’s oldest and most beloved villages, Mellieħa is chock full of Instagrammable locations – from the awe-inspiring Sanctuary to the notorious Għadira Bay, so you can literally have your pick and capture a bit of everything. Make sure to check out the view from the Main Square!
Malta’s most colourful village! Marsaxlokk is a burst of colour which will absolutely liven up your photos, from the multi-coloured Luzzu boats with their traditional blue, yellow, red and white hues, to the brightly pigmented facades which adorn the coastline. No need to fix Saturation levels here!
With views that stretch over to the nearby island of Gozo, warm reddish sand and crystalline blue sea, it is obvious that Ġnejna Bay would be included in this list. Head there when the sun is setting on a clear day to capture splendid sunset snapshots. Make sure that you’re not too distracted by the blazing sun seemingly melt into the Mediterranean, and keep your camera/phone handy!
Jerma Palace Hotel Ruins, Marsascala
Despite being a derelict hotel left to ruin at the mercy of the elements, this structure has become a graffiti paradise, boasting some of Malta’s best street art. It is not a typical touristy location, and it is currently still in ruins, yet a walk around the Jerma Palace area in Marsascala can uncover some very photogenic aspects of Malta which are uncommon. Best for urban photographers who love their share of street art!
St Peter’s Pool, Marsaxlokk
St. Peter’s Pool is one of three creeks found in the Marsaxlokk area, and undoubtedly it has become the most famous of the three. And it is easy to see why. Yellowish white rocks frame the dazzling aquamarine sea, forming a perfect crescent – which in turn forms perfect photographs! Look out for the various names and sayings etched out in the pliable rock for an added oomph to your photos.
No list can be complete without a mention of our most photogenic location of all, our pride and glory, our capital Valletta. There is literally a photo opportunity around every single corner (you’ll find corners a-plenty in this grid-like city) – from architectural features to impressive sea views, quaint shops to quirky people – Valletta is a pivot of all things Maltese, and a strikingly beautiful one too. Take a stroll around its streets and snap away, you’ll find inspiration oozing out of every stone.