Treating travellers to an enthralling combination of variety and charm and guarding the entrance to the eastern Mediterranean. Miniscule Malta has a strategic significance that dwarfs its tiny size.  Home to medieval dungeons, prehistoric temples and towns scattered with Baroque palaces and Renaissance cathedrals, its history is rich. The capital Valletta boasts stunning architecture, fascinating museums and a beautiful Grand Harbour full of traditional fishing boats, stately yachts and modern speedboats. Renowned for world-class snorkelling and diving, water sports enthusiasts flock to explore the world of underwater caves and wrecks.

Neighbouring Gozo has a more relaxed feel and distinct character all of its own. Active visitors can still enjoy mountain biking, walking holidays, kayaking and other water sports; but Gozo also offers the perfect opportunity to relax. With delicious cuisine focused on freshly caught local produce and secluded coves at every turn.

Top Recommendations

  • Explore the fortified capital of Valletta
  • Splash, swim and frolic in the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Don scuba tanks and dive beneath the waves to sea caves, reefs and numerous shipwrecks
  • Party like a Maltese during a festa – an infectious mix of music, food and fireworks
  • Marsaxlokk, the picture-postcard fishing village with fresh seafood to die for

When to Visit

The best time to visit Malta and neighbouring Gozo varies depending on your plans. From June to September the heat of the summer is perfect for a relaxed resort break. The days are also filled with clear blue skies and it hardly ever rains. For hiking and walking holidays, or sightseeing in Valetta, the rest of the year offers long, warm days for you to take in the sights.