Malta vs. Croatia
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Oct 12, 2013 5:36 AM Last Post By: anjingkampung
Oct 8, 2013 5:40 PM
Oct 8, 2013 7:00 PM
1Definitely Croatia, which has a lot more variety to offer.
Oct 8, 2013 7:00 PM
2PS: Croatia would be part of the Eastern Europe branch.
Oct 9, 2013 12:10 AM
3Neither is a 'must-see'.....nor is anywhere else.
Which one has more interesting things for you?
Sight-seeing you can do anywhere,relaxing too.....and I wouldn't go to either of those two for shopping (window or not),though obviously there are shops in both.
Why have you narrowed it down to only those 2 countries (which are completely different from each other)?
Oct 9, 2013 8:44 AM
6Malta has its charms, but without a doubt, Croatia.
As someone else said, shopping (window or otherwise) is not a big draw for either, but again Croatia has an edge. The swimsuit shops are in particular fabulous.
Oct 9, 2013 11:21 AM
Oct 9, 2013 11:55 AM
8The reason I'm deciding between these 2 is because a friend is joining me and those are the only places she's interested in :S I will be doing France, Spain, Germany and Italy without her. I'm just trying to figure out which would be better for a 2 week section - from the sounds of it Croatia is taking top place!
Oct 10, 2013 5:07 AM
9I'm also with @#7. A long weekend in Malta is more than enough for me. 2 weeks is too long.
Oct 12, 2013 5:36 AM
10I've only been to Istria in Croatia, and I really want to see the rest of it, as well as Malta. For some people, 2 weeks in a small place like Malta would be agony, but if you want to take your time and relax, Malta is apparently quite a unique place. Especially if it's much cheaper to get there, you might want to think about checking it out as it's out of the way, and if you're not flying from the UK or taking a ferry from Southern Italy, not always cheap to get to. Also, remember that prices in Croatia triple in the summer, and the crowds can be horrendous.
Again, I've never been to Malta, but if I were you, I'd give it an extra few point on your comparison list for being a unique destination: a tiny, tiny island country (always fascinating), a unique Semitic culture and language, but with English to help decipher it, cheap buses to take you around, and cheaper costs generally. If you're into ancient Mediterranean history, this outpost of Europe would be fun, I think.
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