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Ghajn Tuffieħa Bay, Malta aerial shot

Best spot to fly your drone in Malta

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Miniature fjord in Gozo island Malta vacation

High cliffs, pristine water, cactus fields, huge church, dope sunset. There are as many possible clips as your imagination want.

As always, please check local implementation as it might change between the time I write this email and the time you reach the island. I also have a pilot’s license and other DNC, If I fly somewhere it doesn’t mean you can (and inversely).

Here or the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate: civil.aviation@transport.gov.mt / +356 2555 5606

That being said, there is a ton of opportunities for you to take great shots all over the islands. Luckily for us “tourists” – at least for now – skyline and urban landscape haven’t been affected too much by huge recent construction, but many projects are planned to start soon. It is still easy to have a huge church visually popping out of a city skyline like a mushroom.

Popeye Village

Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu

Għajn Tuffieħa

Parish Church of Mellieha

Dwejra Bay

Dingli Cliffs

Rotunda St. John Baptist Church

The Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu: As good at sunrise and sunset as there is nothing around to create shadows.

Parish Church of Mellieha: Best at sunrise. be careful of the seagulls and be at a legal distance from habitation. Remember to bring your ND filters, most of the buildings are made of limestone, and the sun reflection on those buildings in the morning is STRONG.

You can find more photos of the different Maltese churches we visited HERE.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu, Malta
The Rotunda, Xewkija, Maltese churches
Typical Roman Catholic church in Malta

Gozo and Malta’s islands are both surrounded by cliffs, the west side especially. Hundreds of meters tall and drop straight down into the sea. Sunset is definitely the best time to get vivid colors.

Maltese cliff at sunsert overlooking Mditerranean sea
A couple sit on edge of cliff at sunset, aerial

The Popeye Village was a movie set built for the 1980 musical ‘Popeye’ starring Robin Williams, now a theme park village with boat rides & food outlets. there is a belvedere where you can overlook the village without entering the park. But please be careful, do not walk on the edge as you cannot see the void under it.

Popeye village movie set, Malta from a drone

We had sunny weather for the whole length of our stay. But the wind, the wind… Għajn Tuffieħa bay for example is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. To be here at sunrise is beautiful as the beaches on both sides of the slope take a turquoise color that contrasts with the color of the clay and lush vegetation. But be careful, this place can like the rest of the island be really windy. When we went there to watch the sunset the first time, I couldn’t fly the drone as the gust of wind was so strong I would have lost the Mavic.

Ghajn Tuffieħa Bay, Malta aerial shot
Ghajn Tuffieħa Bay, aerial drone Mediterranean sea

The 350-year-old salt pans in Gozo – Malta – are part of the centuries-old Gozitan tradition of sea salt production, stretching about 3km along the coast. Carved into the coastal rock like the cave where the precious mineral is stored and processed. During the summer months, locals can still be seen scraping up the crystals of salt.

Carved Slat pan aerial in Malta