Malta - A Mediterranean treasure with an incredible past
An archipelago that exudes history and variety from every corner makes Malta an ultimate destination to visit. Take advantage of the low-cost flights to Malta and learn of its prehistoric past, with a greater density of historic sites than any other country; such as the morbidly mind-blowing 5000 year old Necropolis of Hal Saflieni Hypogeum or the towers and temples that stand majestically, reminding us of this country’s endlessly contested ownership. However, if you are more inclined to take advantage of the 300+ days of sun then make sure your holiday to Malta includes a visit to one of the country’s world-class beaches near to your spectacular hotel in Malta. If you are looking for more adventure then enjoy Malta’s wide range of watersports with warm waters that offer great visibility which means you can drop in and say hi to its underwater inhabitants and explore the sunken wrecks of Malta's maritime past.
Make the most of Malta
Valletta, the “tiny” capital
Valletta might be considered Malta’s tiny capital but this UNESCO World Heritage city outgoes itself in culture and history. Built in a remarkably short period of 15 years, this capital boasts an impressive array of interesting museums, grand palaces and richly-decorated churches with Catalan, French and Italian influences.
Comino’s Blue Lagoon
This small island in the Maltese archipelago is home to one of the Mediterranean's biggest draws: The Blue Lagoon. Here, you can dive straight into a picture postcard with some of the clearest waters in Europe. The perfect inlet for a day of exploring with your snorkel or bringing along a picnic to enjoy a relaxing day on the perfect white-sand beach.
Mdina, Malta’s medieval hilltop town
Feel like you have walked back in time on entering the main gate of this fairy-tale town: a fortress of yellow-stoned architecture and breathtaking sights that exist through the deep-rooted elements of Maltese Christianity, after having welcomed St. Paul after his shipwreck on the island. His namesake Cathedral was built at the very same site his ship struck and is considered one of the Mdina’s most revered sights. What’s more, the spectacular panoramas from the city walls are ideal for picture-perfect moments.
- Language: Maltese and English
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Local time: GMT/UTC + 2 hours
- Annual weather average high: July - 27°C
- Annual weather average low: January - 13°C
- Malta Airport is located 8 km away from the centre of Valletta on regional roads as there are no motorways in Malta
- Getting around Malta is quite inexpensive with the transport company, Malta Public Transport, offering bus routes all over the destination, including express services to and from the airport. Bus tickets for 120 minutes cost between €1.50-€2.00 per person