In the heart of the Mediterranean, is the enchanting archipelago of Malta .
The fortified capital, Valletta, is a living testament to the island’s resilient past, boasting a UNESCO-listed ensemble of Baroque architecture and cobblestone streets that lead to panoramic vistas of the Grand Harbour.

Malta’s prehistoric temples, such as Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra, echo with the mysteries of an ancient world, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the island’s rich archaeological heritage.

Beyond the historic sites, Malta’s coastline reveals a mesmerizing array of landscapes. The Blue Lagoon, nestled between Comino and Cominotto, entices with its crystalline waters, while the rugged cliffs of Gozo offer breathtaking views of the azure sea. Quaint fishing villages like Marsaxlokk beckon with colorful boats and seafood markets, providing a taste of local life.

Malta’s allure extends to its warm hospitality and diverse culinary scene, where traditional Maltese dishes meet Mediterranean influences. Whether wandering through the narrow streets of Mdina, exploring the vibrant markets, or diving into the vibrant underwater world, Malta unfolds as a destination that seamlessly blends the echoes of its past with the vibrant pulse of the present.

 Planning your trip

Malta is a wonderful spot to visit if you like good food, warm weather most of the year, history, culture and friendly locals! Perfect for families, couples, friends and solo travellers too!

Quick country facts

  • Recommended airlines
    British Airways direct, or other low cost airlines.
  • Flight time
    Between 3-3.5 hours from London
  • Time zone:
    GMT +1
  • Visa requirements:
    No visa required for 90 day stay (UK passport)

When and where to go

As it’s placed so southernly, you’ll find anytime from early April to late November is usually fantastic to visit with the peak weather being from May to September. During this peak travel period you’ll the weather on average between 24 and 31 degrees each day.

Where to go is really based on what you are looking for, for history and culture enjoy a stay in Valletta, for more lively nightlife, St Julian’s is the place to be, but we always recommend day trips to explore the island and nearby Gozo too.

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