It's quite off the beaten path, don't know if this is a con
You should visit this place, if only for the views
Filfla is one of the three inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago and is located 5 km south of Malta.The name of the island comes probably from the Arabic word filfel, meaning peppercorn.The island had 60m high cliffs and a 60,000sqm limestone plateau.Currently a natural reserve, the access to Filfla can be done only for educational or...more
The wonderful Buskett Gardens, which can be also admired from the Dingli view point, was started in the late 16th century by Grand Master La Valette and the plants were mostly planted during the reign of Grand Master Lascaris.Intended to be a hunting area, the gardens maintain almost the same layout. The name Buskett means small forest.more
Reaching a height of around 300 meters, the cliffs are a renowned attraction in Dingli, offering a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea and the small inhabited Filfla Island.Considered the highest cliffs in Malta, the Dingli cliffs are a perfect destination for a day spent on the countryside and the nearby Buskett Gardens are ideal for walking.more
The name of "Dingli" was probably derived from the surname of some Maltese families who owned the land in this area. Ten or more years ago, the public transportation reached only Rabat (2km north) and Dingli was considered an isolated destination in the southern part of the island.Still the close location to Rabat and Mdina, the former capital of...more
A few metres to the south of the computer centre ( the ugly building with a white ugly dome ) there's a chapel dedicated to St Magdalen. This was built in 1640 by the nearby villagers. Could not be seen from inside as it's being renovated. Renovation in Malta takes nearly forever.Click on pic to see more photosmore
Before you take the bus leaving Dingli it's worth having a walk around the village. The village church could be seen from the main street. It's just a couple of streets at the right hand side. You can also note the way the villagers live their life. Old man in groups sitting in the shade having a chat, and the women chatting outside the village...more
I didn't found them too spectacular and it was quite a walk to get there. These mysterious lanes are dating back to the bronze era and it's not sure why they are there. Some say that they are historical passage ways from historical carriages. This is called Clapham Junction it reminded someone of a rail junction in the London area...The areal of...more
I really liked this small picturesque village. It was hardly any tourist seen and there were only some older men hanging around in the sports club bar right in the middle center. That's were we got some ice cold drinks too. I like these typical bars on Malta. Everone meets there. Tourists are always welcome too. Apart from that I wandered around...more
Sure the main attraction in this area are the high cliffs here. The steep walls are falling straight into the sea at some places. At the main viewing point there are some agricultural terraces and so it ś not so spectacular. You have to walk a bit further south to get better views, the travel guides tell you... I didn't do that because it was...more
On the road along the cliffs you’ll find only one restaurant: Bobbyland.On Mondays this place is closed all day. Of course we did this walk on a Monday ... :-)It might be a god idea to take some water with you when you decide to walk, even if it is not on a Monday. There is not much else along the coast linemore
This is probably one of the best options to admire the stunning view of the cliffs, the Filfla Island and the southern part of Malta.I saw many boats passing while I was admiring the magnificent view of the cliffs, but due to the lack of time, we were not able to enjoy such a trip.more
As we stayed in Qwara (in the northern part of Malta), Dingli was practically located on the other side of the island from our location.The only recommended possibility to reach Dingli by public transportation was to go to Valletta and then from the Bus Terminal take the bus to Dingli.There is no direct bus from the northern part of the island to...more
In Valletta we took bus nr 81 to Dingli. The bus stops also at Buskett Garden.From there we started our walk to Dingli Cliffs. From the bus stop you have also a beautiful view on Verdala PalaceEach 30 minutes there is a bus (when you start from Valletta)more
For a trip to Dingli it is mandatory to have a comfortable pair of shoes (no heels for ladies) as the rocks can be slippery.
At the view point there is no shop, thus there is no possibility to buy water or food.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the summer time a sun protection lotion is also needed; the sun can burn you even without noticing.
Photo Equipment: The camera is compulsory.
Filfla is a small, uninhabited, and mysterious islet 5 km off the southern coast of Malta, making it the southernmost point of the Maltese archipelago. It consists of a flat limestone plateau with a limited area to stand on. It is surrounded by 60 m high cliffs, which are ideal for falling off if you're not a bird or very cautious. However, you...more
Although there are other attractions in the area, Dingli is famous for the magnificent view of the high cliffs, Filfla Island and the Mediterranean Sea.For a perfect view over the cliffs it's better to go to the edge of the plateau because the view point near the chapel doesn't offer the best view.more
From the view point, on the right side, we saw this strange huge round cupola that looked like an observation point.It was funny when we've been talk that the building was actually housing the Golf Ball Museum and the cupola is a huge Golf Ball.The interesting museum is displaying different sections about the history of golf, the types of golf...more