trategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is at the crossroads of Europe and Africa and has benefited from this unique position for thousands of years. Once a crucial trade route and maritime settlement for many of the world’s largest empires; from the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, The Knights of St John and most recently the British, today Malta is famous for its hospitable locals, beautiful landscape and bustling event calendar.
Located just 90km south of Sicily, Malta boasts one of the finest climates in the world, with over 300 days of sunshine per year, warm summers and mild pleasant winter months. Malta also has two official languages – Maltese and English.
Malta is within easy reach by land, sea and air, and its award-winning International Airport brings in tourists from all over the world.
Once you arrive in Malta, you will be amazed at the diversity that this island has to offer. At only 27 kilometres in length from north to south, Malta has a wealth of history stretching back more than 7,000 years.
From the north of the island one can enjoy spectacular stretches of sandy beaches at Mellieha, or hop across to discover Malta’s sister island of Gozo for a treasure trove of wonders. Travel to the centre of Malta and one can visit Mdina, Malta’s old capital; a beautiful fortified city filled with winding streets, beautiful museums, palaces and spectacular panoramic views from its walls.
In the harbour areas, one can enjoy a more modern lifestyle, becoming part of Malta’s cosmopolitan commercial and residential areas of Sliema, St. Julian’s and Paceville; the best places to experience Malta’s unique lifestyle, nightlife and to indulge in up-market retail therapy.
Valletta is Malta’s prestigious Baroque capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Valletta is a thriving city offering a glittering array of Baroque palaces, grand cathedrals and churches, museums and even Fort St. Elmo at the tip of Valletta’s peninsula. Filled with the charm of an old city, Valletta is filled with local crafts, markets, intimate wine bars and restaurants and plenty of hidden gems. Valletta has been chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2018.
A destination rich in culture, friendly atmosphere, historical wealth and a paradise for those who enjoy the great outdoors. From spectacular fireworks displays at the local village ‘festas’ during the summer to local crafts and gastronomy experiences to beautiful countryside walks at Dingli Cliffs, Malta promises so much more than just an ‘island lifestyle’ and is the perfect destination for everyone.