Malta may be small but it packs a punch. Lying close to Sicily, Malta’s picturesque harbours, sunny weather and historical villages have made it a popular choice for those seeking a beach holiday with a twist. Just 3 hours from the UK, Malta is a year-round destination; summer temperatures soar to the high 20s, while mild winters mean you can escape the crowds and explore all that Malta has to offer away from the beach.
Things to Do
For a little taste of history, Malta has some of the world’s most ancient buildings. Valletta is Malta’s historical capital city and a UNESCO world heritage site for the huge number of medieval buildings found in the small town. Malta's second largest island, Gozo, has a lovely rural feel and is an ideal day trip, located just 30 minutes from the mainland. Comino Island is another must-visit, famous for its spectacular Blue Lagoon.
Food and Drink
Maltese cuisine is a mix of the country’s own delicacies and Mediterranean, English and Sicilian influence. Stewed rabbit fried with wine and garlic is the country’s signature dish, and fresh seafood is in abundance. Lampuki is Malta’s national fish and lampuki pie, filled with vegetables, olives and sultanas, is a Maltese speciality. There’s a great choice of places to eat from upmarket restaurants to pavement cafes, and you'll always find something to suit your budget.