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Most ‘underrated’ European destination is perfect for a cheap holiday


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A travel influencer has dubbed Malta as the ultimate ’10 out of 10′ destination, proclaiming it to be supremely underrated.

While many daydream of wandering the ancient ruins in Greece or lounging on Ibiza’s sunny shores, Hannah, a TikTok travel guru, assures this often-overlooked jewel offers everything you could ask for, especially if you’re travelling on a budget.

Taking to TikTok over on @hannahshols, she explained: “Malta is by far the most underrated country I think I’ve ever visited. This is why you need to put it on your 2024 travel list.

“A quick cost breakdown – we paid just over £400 each, five nights in Solana Hotel and spa. That included flights, accommodation, breakfast, baggage and transfers… So, here’s a couple of things that I would not miss out if you’re heading to Malta this year.”

Despite its diminutive size, Malta’s charm is gigantic, boasting antiquities such as its staggering Megalithic Temples, outdating even the might of Stonehenge and Egypt’s iconic pyramids. The island also showcases an array of stunning sea caves and the famed Blue Lagoon.

Hannah, a seasoned traveller, can’t recommend enough the wonders of Malta’s walled capital Valetta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lauded for being ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’.

She explained: “Please just spend a day in Valetta roaming around, street dining, going to the boutique shops, wandering in and out of the gardens, seeing the cannons being fired at the saluting battery and checking out the harbour front.

“Once you’re bored of city life, please book a boat trip! So, we booked the Gozo, Comino and Blue Lagoon tour through Get Your Guide.”

The less populated, but equally charming island of Gozo is another must-see according to Hannah who shelled out a mere £29 on this unforgettable boating experience, naming it her ‘favourite day’.

She went on: “Just one thing I loved about Malta was that it was like nowhere I’d ever been before. It’s got such strong Arabic and Roman influences, it was just absolutely beautiful.

“And everyone we met just seemed so proud to be Maltese. So, overall Malta gets a 10 out of 10 from me and I could not recommend it enough.”

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