Malta named top Instagram destination
Malta has been crowned one of the top Instagram destinations in Europe.
Malta ranked seventh in the latest league table, beating destinations such as France’s Cote d’Azure and the Austrian capital, Vienna.
Gozo is the best place for Instagram in the Maltese Islands, followed by Valletta and Comino. The historic city of Mdina also features highly.
Dubrovnik, in Croatia, topped the international list, compiled by Big 7 Travel.
Iceland was second, ahead of the Scottish Highlands in third place.
How was the list compiled?
An international travel website put together the list of the 50 most Instagrammable places in Europe of 2019.
Big 7 Travel compiled the list using a comprehensive scoring system that analysed the number of hashtags per destinations, the survey results of Big 7 Media’s audience of 1.5 million, and votes cast by a panel of travel experts.
The final results were ranked in order of their visual appeal and popularity on social media.
With each place on the list, Big 7 Travel included the seven best spots to visit in each destination for a guaranteed amazing Instagram photo.
Other places that feature in the top 50 include Edinburgh, Prague, Florence, Amsterdam and Paris.
Malta’s most Instagrammed spots
1. Gozo – 806,087 posts
With stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs and the Ggantija megalithic temples, Gozo is one place you don’t want to forget your camera or smartphone.
2. Valletta – 562,663 posts
It’s no surprise that Malta’s capital city is near the top of the list. From the sweeping views of the Upper Barrakka Gardens to the breathtaking architecture and the narrow streets, Valletta deserves to be as heavily photographed as it is.
3. Comino – 235,828 posts
Malta’s Blue Lagoon on the island of Comino is a turquoise pool of paradise. Take a 15-minute ferry ride from Malta or Gozo to get there, and beat the huge summer crowds in April or May. It’s Instagram heaven.
4. Mdina – 193,686 posts
Visiting Mdina is like going back in time. It’s impossible to mention the city without talking about its massive gate, which featured heavily in the TV series Game of Thrones. Throw in narrow streets, awesome churches and walls crawling with flower-filled vines and you’ve got a super Instagram-friendly city.