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If you choose to visit the ancient citadel, the Acropolis, it will take over an hour, maybe more if it is busy. It is quite a climb and there is a lot of uneven ground. Essentials are hat, to protect your head from the sun, water, and shoes for the job. Not essential is a bag for the pick-pockets...
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Just doing some maths - assume 35 new ships to hit the seas in maybe 3 years or so, 35 x 3000+ guests x 40 weeks (some stay for two weeks) - there is a need for over five million new cruisers a year and we estimate 50,000 trained crew. The best crew will flock to the ships that pay and...
If you want to visit these sites it is a taxi or an organised trip, it is a long journey and you will need to be up and out early. It is an ambitious trip for a cruiser and though public buses run every hour and take 2.5hours to get there from Chania, the saved half an hour you...
World War II is now way over a generation ago, and few who cruise may feel they have no immediate family connection to that era. However, there will be a deep connection for all of us to a distant relative lost here. To that end, and because it is so moving, we felt we needed to add the Souda...
Malta is being transformed. Everywhere there seems to be building sites, not least round the town where what looks like a sea level deep moat is being excavated and imagined as a new thoroughfare. Perhaps this will be a new walk in from the port, and there will be a lift up to the town, the Tyrone fountain and...
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What lies between the Holy Lands and Rome, answer, Malta. The Knights only had one job, to protect the Catholic religion at any cost. The Normans conquered the island in 1091 and completely re-Christianised them by 1249. The Knights then ruled Malta from 1530. The cost of such wars was always human. Valletta, Malta is a gateway to another world,...
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Malta can be a long day in port, so make the most of it and travel. Valletta is the port city with two cathedrals and a bus garage. The latter is the key to exploring as the public buses can take you anywhere. In this film we take you to the bus garage and show you how easy it is...
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If you are interested in why Malta is the Hollywood of the Mediterranean where films like Captain Philips were shot, then read our filming on Malta blog by movie director and stuntman Stuart St Paul. Valletta, the southern most capital of Europe, is easily explorable by public bus, but this film walks you round Valletta, which is also easy to do....
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Many report that this is a great day out in the far north of the island, at Anchor Bay. Popeye Village is where they shot the film Popeye with the late great Robin Williams. Popeye Village Malta has grown from its days as a Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production 'Popeye'. It is now one of the major tourist...
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When it has been as hot as it was today, and can be in Malta you can understand the plague or Black Death setting in when the bodies from battle were pilled high and buried in shallow graves. The pilgrimage stopping at Malta saw a fierce battle where over 1,550 Turkish soldiers were slain. The triumphant knights of St...