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Malta is the perfect holiday destination for the lovers of art, architecture, nature, peace and fun. Malta holidays can take you back to the days of yore.

Want to spend a holiday in an archipelago of islands? Clear blue tepid waters to relax both your mind and soul, right in the midst of the lucid blue Mediterranean Sea, the archipelago is made up of five islands namely Malta, Gozo, Comino, Cominetto and Filfla. Of the five islands Cominetto and Filfla are uninhabited and the Maltese islands form the southernmost part of the European countries. Malta, formally the Republic of Malta is located 90km south of Sicily and 290km from the northern coast of Africa.

Malta is an exceptional choice as a summer holiday spot and a small but perfect manifestation of Mediterranean history. Malta is the smallest European nation in both population and area. So rich and wonderful is the architecture of Malta that every visitor gets the feeling of living in the present and yet living in the past.

Explore Malta staying at the right hotel, equipped with Malta map and best information's on available Malta flight schedules. Update yourself on the weather of Malta, the types of accommodation available and other information on travel to Malta. Get all set for Malta holidays!

Malta hotels

Be it a personal holiday or an official conference, Malta hotels can provide you the best of accommodations be it apartments, aparthotels, high-end hotels, farmhouses, club hotels, tourist villages, villas or hostels. Choose to stay either inland or on the ocean front. People in Malta are very friendly and a major advantage is that most of the local people converse in English.

Private villas can cost you around Euro1200 to Euro1850 per week per property depending on your choice of luxury. Hotels can cost you between US$64 to US$131 per night; apartments can cost you between Euro98 to Euro950 per night per apartment. Farmhouses can cost you between Euro 920 to Euro1890 per week per property depending on the amenities you choose to utilize. Malta has everything to offer its tourists, but ensure that you make your reservations in advance. Peak season is April and October, lean season between November and end of March excluding Christmas.

Flights to Malta

Malta is well connected to all destinations throughout Europe. The airport is situated at Valletta, a main island in Malta. Most of the European nationals and citizens of United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia do not require visa if their stay is for a period within three months. Within Malta, there are regular ferries for transportation to the islands and these islands are best explored by foot. For travel on the mainland you can choose between buses and taxis.

Malta holidays

A luxurious vacation in the midst of medieval castles, magical caves and a life in the present with a feel of the past - Malta holidays are made of these. Malta is at its best from February to June with no rains and sans the summer heat.

  • For people with an inclination to theatre and related arts, Valletta's Manoel theatre (the second oldest theatre in Europe) offers performance of opera, music, theatre and ballet (October to May).

  • For lovers of water sports, swimming snorkeling and scuba diving is available, Qawra point and Cirkewwa being the favorites. Northern parts of Malta are best suited for water sports.

  • For people who just love to laze around on the beach, northern parts of Malta has the best of beaches like the Paradise bay, Golden bay, Mellieha bay, Armier bay and Ghajn Tuffieha bay etc. Mellieha bay is a popular choice for wind surfing.

  • If you are holidaying between April and September, make sure you attend rowing regattas held at Grand harbor every year.

  • Crafts are very popular at Malta. Lay your hands on some of the lace and knit wear, blown glass, ceramics, and gold and silver filigree work while you shop at Malta.

  • A typical Malta holiday will be complete only if you eat fish direct from the Maltese fishing community. Marsaxlokk, Birzebbugia, Marsacala are such fishing communities in the southern tips of Malta who run taverns where you can eat fresh fish and enjoy the view of the ocean too.

Travel to Malta

  • Valetta on Merchant Street offers Maltese-style Baroque architecture. Grand Master's palace on Republic Street exhibits tapestries that were first designed for Louis XIV and an excellent collection of armory. Co-Cathedral of St John is another important landmark. Do not miss the Church of Our Lady of victories when you travel to Malta.

  • Citadel is the main tourist attraction -a perfect example of a medieval walled city. Palazzo Falzon based on the Norman-style draws special attention towards the antique collection of pottery, weapons and a museum that houses splendid art treasures and a beautiful cathedral. Bastion square offers breathtaking views of the neighboring villages, fields and St Paul's bay.

  • Rabat is another wonderful place in Malta islands, with Baroque churches, Roman villa; St Paul's and St Agatha's catacombs. The awesome southwest shore is Blue Grotto where corals and limestone reflect their lovely colors on the surrounding caves. Catch the Blue Grotto at sunrise.

  • You can visit Neolithic temples, hypogeum, an ancient burial ground with three levels dating back to 3000 years and Ghar Dalam, place to fossils of elephants and birds. Hagar Qim is another Neolithic temple that dates back 3000 years, replete with an elaborate style with closely fitting stones.

  • While at Malta, taste their Maltese beer, Maltese wine and Maltese spirits along with excellent Maltese cuisine fish pie (lampuki pie), beef olives (bragoli), rabbit cooked in wine (fenek) and the ricotta sweets.

Malta weather

Warm sunshine throughout the year with a typical Mediterranean climate is a special draw of Malta. July through September is the hottest in Malta; summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Winters are mild and rain fall occurs during the winter months. Summer temperatures can reach up to 32 degree Fahrenheit and during winters the temperature drops to 14 degree Fahrenheit. All through the year tourists can swim in the sea as the ocean temperature is between 15 degrees in winter and 26 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.

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