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Take a holiday to Malta and soak up the sun on caramel-sand beaches and spectacular natural harbours. Unravel layers of history and marvel at the magnificent mythical landscapes and prehistorical architecture.
Head to this historic archipelago, set in some of the Mediterranean’s bluest waters and feel the warm welcome of the friendly islanders while you take in the relaxed Mediterranean air.
Seeringly hot in summer – Malta and its sister isles are at their most pleasant throughout the rest of the year. Wintertime is an equably shirt-sleeves-and-shorts-by-day-and-sweaters-by-evening delight, so you can escape the cold too and holiday in Malta during the festive season.
Packed with remarkable prehistoric sites, Malta is also perfect for a little exploration. Venture south-east to historic capital Valletta, set above one of the world’s most striking natural anchorages and the Grand Harbour. Stroll through the city and take in the awe-inspiring St John’s Co-Cathedral, the largest and most impressive of the islands ‘staggering 300-plus churches. Take in some of the best views across Malta from Upper the Barrakka Gardens.
For history buffs, journey across the vast harbour to the historic Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, for a fascinating look into Malta’s turbulent past. Cross the strait to Gozo and discover mysterious temples, museums and palaces. Don’t miss the island’s other legendary site of Calypso’s Cave.
Malta isn’t all ancient monuments and churches, you’ll find some of the Mediterranean’s most modern shopping malls, swankiest spas, and a whole host of restaurants, bars and cafés. Add in the fascination of inland sights such as ‘Silent City’ Mdina, Mosta with its own monumental, ‘miracle’, church, the colourful fishing port of Marsaxlokk, and Gozo’s countless coves and tiny coastal villages, and you have a perfect holiday destination.
Our escorted tours to Malta combine the best of the island with the chance to enjoy the charms of a highly favoured holiday haven.
Though small in size, Malta is one of the Mediterranean’s most historic and welcoming islands, together with year-round warm weather. From bustling modern resorts to hidden coves; from the rugged countryside to the historic capital Valletta, a holiday to Malta is the perfect choice for those looking to combine blissful relaxation and a little exploration. Here are some of the must-see and must do things not to miss on your holiday in Malta.
Malta has a rich history that has greatly influenced its cuisine too. Flavours and tastes from Sicily, Britain and various Mediterranean cuisines were adapted from early on, with some Arabic influences.
Today, rich rabbit (fenek) makes Malta’s national dish. Often stewed with wine or fried with garlic, rabbit is often served with pasta or baked in a pie.
For a quick munch, pastizzi, a Maltese savoury pastry makes a tasty treat, often filled with either mushy peas or ricotta. A traditional Maltese snack, available any time you visit is Ħobż biż-Żejt. This crusty Maltese bread is rubbed with fresh tomatoes and sprinkled with olive oil. It is often filled with cheese, tuna and onion.
A trip to the colourful fishing village of Marsaxlokk is not to be missed. Here, you can feast on seafood from local restaurants. Try the lampuki (dolphin fish) – perhaps in a delicious fish pie. For drinks, try the locally brewed Ċisk beer – the most popular beer on the island of Malta.