Ideally located in the middle of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands offer:
Malta is definitely the place to be!
Did you know that, on top of it’s perfect Mediterranean weather and climate, Malta’s World Heritage Sites, most prominently the Megalithic Temples, are the oldest free-standing structures in Europe?
Experience the affect of one of the most famous shipwrecks of antiquity, when St Paul was shipwrecked in Malta. The Christian legacy can be seen all over the Islands, with over 300 churches and chapels forming part of the Maltese skyline. View the later Byzantine Empire remains, followed by the Vandals and the Arabs.
Malta was then ruled by the Knights of Malta, with many of their treasures still all over the Islands. Later on, the islands were occupied by the Napolean’s troops, and then became part of the British Empire, before Malta gained Independence in 1964.
From the British occupation, Malta kept the language with English and Maltese both recognised as official languages on the islands. You will also find the traditional red phone booths and mailboxes discovering the winding streets.
Your stay in Malta must also include a taste of local cuisine! Food in Malta is mostly based on fresh seasonal locally available products and seafood. Some other dishes reflect Sicilian and Southern Italian, as well as traces of Moorish, Spanish, Berber, French and British influences.
Did you know that the local delicacy in Malta is the rabbit?
Other restaurants offer one the chance to experience the Far East cuisine and atmosphere. Continue making your dining experience an unforgettable one by dining on top of the tallest buildings, at one of the many restaurants a stone’s throw from the coast, in a typical Maltese house or farmhouse, or else even al fresco in a quiet and tranquil local village.
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The summer period gives you the chance to experience the weekly typical Maltese festas. The Maltese festas are very much an iconic part of culture in Malta, and thousands of locals gather for each one of these 60 annual festas. Here one can enjoy traditional Maltese sweets such as the qubbajt, the holy processions with life-size statues of the patron saint, as well as the amazing fireworks shows produced by the dedicated locals.
Malta even has an annual International Fireworks festival with astonishing performances. Maltese are so passionate about fireworks that is not rare to witness fireworks rehearsals during daytime!
Did you know that the weather is good enough to swim from April to October on the Maltese Islands?
To nightlife lovers, Malta boasts a vibrant nightlife scene. Bars and clubs pump out the latest hits to the delight of revelers dancing the night away.
If you prefer to chill out through the night, visit one of the various wine bars or try out a refreshing cocktail at one of the many lounge bars, or for the risk lovers, try your luck at a top-notch casino.
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