Meopham Historical Society holiday in Malta (01-08/10/2011)
Day 1 (Part 1 of 2): Mdina, Dingli Cliffs, Rabat
After an uneventful journey, we arrived at our accommodation, The Dolmen Hotel in St Paul’s Bay, in the early evening. An evening meal in the restaurant was followed by an early night for most of us, in order to be fresh the next day for a full day excursion.
Mdina — After meeting our guide, Grace, we were driven by coach to Mdina, which is confined within a town wall and has a population of less than 300. Grace was a mine of information on the history of the town and was to accompany us for the rest of our stay on Malta.
Dingli Cliffs — In the past the cliffs formed a natural defence at the highest point on Malta, rising 250 meters above sea level.
Rabat — From Dingli we made our way back to Rabat, which is outside the walls of Mdina. The name literally means suburb. After a delicious lunch we visited the St Paul’s Catacombs.