Discover Malta

Published: Thursday, 03 October 2019 Print
Seaside beach.

Explore Malta

Pristine waters, stunning beaches, outstanding architecture and delicious seafood are guaranteed to fill up your days on the island of Malta. During trip to Malta, excitement and admiration are what you will find.

In this tourism guide expect to learn what visiting Malta can offer for those who come looking.

 

Geographic location

The main island of the archipelago is only 27 kilometers long and 14 kilometers wide. It is an independent nation state that is located right in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It holds the title of the smallest EU’s member state. Malta’s island nation consists of three separate islands – Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Malta is the most developed of these three islands. Tourism here is booming and large part of the reason for that is the beauty and dynamic of this island.

The official language is Maltese and English, so you won’t have any trouble getting around. Hiring a car here is a good decision. This is the best way to get around island and explore beautiful Malta along the wild coast road.

 

Sightseeing

Malta is home for many tourism attractions, from its unexpected beaches and crystal-clear shores to unique grottos. For those who enjoy structures – photogenic streets and beautiful churches are waiting to be explored while visiting Malta. What’s even more interesting is the exiting artifacts from the Neolithic Age that are scattered across the whole island.

Island of Malta offers layers of undisturbed history in combination with nature that takes your breath away. One of the most popular tourism destinations in Malta is Valletta. While being a small city it holds the title of the capital city of Malta. It’s historical architecture and lively streets will bring you excitement and peace at the same time.

For those who prefer nature over cities, visiting Malta holds the possibility to explore white-sand beaches that resemble picturesque postcards. On the southern part of this island, you will find top-notch swimming and snorkeling possibilities. However, during summertime Malta gets busy with tourism. Many people come here for vacation, so be prepared to share this paradise island with others.

 

Culture

Ancient megalithic temples are still present to remind us how the nation of Malta was born. 7’000 years of history have shaped the Maltese Islands in a way that takes your breath away. Architecture, mentality and cultural heritage are the evidence to the rich culture Maltese people had and are still enjoying.

Art has always had a large role to play in the Maltese culture. Cultural events that highlight this beautiful obsession occur frequently. By visiting Malta you will be able to enjoy these cultural events with the locals. Theatre and music is a popular variety of art that gets displayed in Malta’s opera houses and theaters. Folklore and religion are also very much present in the everyday life of Maltese people. Village festa is a celebration where these traditions are alive the most. During this festival, each island locality celebrates its own patron saint. During this time the whole village comes together to celebrate for a whole week. A burst of traditional music, food and drink are enjoyed along with a fanfare.

It is an unforgettable experience that usually occurs when visiting Malta between the months of May and September. Another manifestation of traditional life here is baptism. Most Maltese babies are still baptized into Roman Catholic faith. This event is usually celebrated by a vast gathering where all the family and friends are invited.

 

Nightlife

While it seems like an unlikely combination – Catholic fiestas bring life into Malta’s streets. During the summer months, Malta bursts with people and nights are especially lively here. Competition between villages for the best fireworks happens regularly. In other words, people here know how to celebrate island life.

More recently, Malta has become a place where many music festivals are held. With its stunning scenery and warm summer nights, nightlife flourishes on this small archipelago. Tourism ads an additional excitement on the streets as tourists bring even more life into streets.

 

Climate

Malta’s location in the Mediterranean sea has ensured that the climate is being held hostage by the sea. However, the beautiful Maltese archipelago gets more than 300 sunny days a year. Malta enjoys around 12 hours of daily sunshine during summer. This amount goes down to about 5 to 6 hours a day when the winter comes. Expect to get a dry, hot and sunny weather during summer time. In the hottest months of the summer days warm up to 27 °C. Winters here are mild with occasional cold winds that come from Europe. During winter the temperatures can get as low as 13 °C. Climate with the amazing island scenery is the main reason for the flourishing tourism.

 

Summary

Malta is a great destination if you are looking for exciting place for a vacation. With their rich history and traditions that are still alive, you will get an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience. Visiting Malta and exploring all this island offers could be the best vacation experience.

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