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Find history and beauty on the islands of Malta
A kaleidoscope of North African and Arab influences blend with Neolithic mysteries and prehistoric temples that merge with deep waters, Thalossotherapy spas and mesmerising cliffs and caves.
Best time to visit
The weather is typically Mediterranean with long, dry, sunny summers and short, cool winters. It is generally hot from April until October. In August and September it can be very humid, with very warm nights. There is a cooling breeze throughout summer but Spring and Autumn can bring a hot and dry wind from Africa.
Malta and Gozo Highlights
• Malta’s ancient capital, Mdina is a typical medieval town located in the centre of the island. Boasting some of the best Norman and Baroque architecture on the island this is a serene town with endless squares and narrow alleyways to explore. Largely off limits to cars,and known as the ‘Silent City’ Mdina is reminiscent of a bygone era.
• Gozo is known to provide a tranquil haven for a tempo and scene change. The charm of Malta’s sister island is immediately apparent; it’s greener, more rural and smaller, with life’s rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture. Steeped in myth, Gozo is thoughtto be the legendary Calypso’s isle of Homer’s Odyssey – a peaceful,mystical backwater. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside.
• Gozo’s rugged landscape and spectacular coastline also offer some of the Mediterranean’s best dive sites