Why to visit Malta

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If you ever wanted to visit Malta you should know several things about this magnificent country.

Where is Malta situated?

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.

On the largest island, also called Malta, is the capital Valletta, a medieval fortress city and site of high baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral containing 2 Caravaggio paintings. Mdina, a walled medieval city; and beaches both lively (Golden Bay, Mellieha Bay) and quiet (Paradise Bay).

On the island of Gozo, Dwejra Bay features natural coastal formations, dive sites including the Blue Hole–an underwater chimney–and a lagoon nicknamed the Inland Sea.

Between Malta and Gozo, tiny Comino offers the Blue Lagoon, popular for snorkelling. When the sun goes down, Malta’s many nightclubs come alive with tracks spun by international DJs.

When to go to Malta

Peak travel season is summer (Jun–Aug), with hot days and the biggest crowds at attractions and beaches. Key annual events include the Malta International Fireworks Festival (Apr) in Valletta’s Grand Harbour. Għanafest ( Jun), celebrating traditional Maltese and international folk music and the Malta Arts and Jazz festivals (Valletta, Jul). The typically Mediterranean weather is relatively mild year-round.

Source: weather.com

What to visit in Malta

So there’s technically three islands that comprise Malta;

  • the main one which is just Malta
  • maller one called Gozo
  • and a tiny one in between called Comino where the famous Blue Lagoon is.

All are easily accessible by car, bus, and ferry.

Valetta

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Popeye Village , Mellieha, Malta

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Gozo, Malta

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Ic-Caghaq, L-Imġarr, Malta

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