Malta boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and who are we to doubt that. It’s not just the sun which attracts people year after year, but it’s interesting a varied history, on a small island in the middle of the Med.
In fact, Malta has over 7,000 years of history and is completely unique having been home to the Phoenicians, Romans, Knights of St John, Napoleon and the British Empire. There are hallmarks from all those eras stamped in modern-day Malta – noticeable on the public transport with the country adopting our unloved London bendy-busses.
It’s no surprise then, when it claims three UNESCO World Heritage sites on the island, the city of Valletta, the Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum and the seven magnificent Megalithic Temples. There’s great food, some lovely beaches and some fantastic hotels as well!
BEST TIME TO VISIT
SUMMER – Great for the beach!
WINTER – Warmer than much of the rest of the Med, its great for a short break in the winter months.
Around a 3 hour flight time from the UK
One of the best places to dive in Europe, and great for those who love history with such an interesting past.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are two flights a day with Air Malta from Heathrow, and other services from the London area with British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair.
Maltese, although English is widely spoken.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Hop over on the ferry to the lovely island of Gozo, and maybe even stay in a Trullo house at the beautiful Ta Cenc hotel.