An archipelago positioned between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta’s rugged landscape and secluded bays encourages a charter around its islands and challenges seafarers to race the longer reaches across the Mediterranean Sea. Breaking up the rocky cliff sides are architectural delights steeped in history, from fortification ruins to grand churches.
Carrying the weight of over 7,000 years of history, Malta played witness to the rise and falls of civilizations – to become a historical archive that celebrates its absorbed cultures. Its rich archaeological treasures and World Heritage sites include the underground labyrinth of the Hypogeum burial site, the ever-present Baroque influences teeming in Valletta architecture, and the grand high-arched St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Preserved Megalithic Temples of Malta and the Neolithic Ggantija Temples are also markers of history, some of the world’s oldest monuments.
Valleta’s distinct waterfront warehouses-cum-commercial port, however elegant and quaint, loses out to Comino islet’s famed Blue Lagoon. Gozo Island holds similar geological charms, the Azure Window a natural limestone arch that draws in scuba divers and cave enthusiasts. More coastal gems can be found at the Blue Grotto, a series of sea caves accessible by boat. And it is at Ramla Bay where history and nature collide once again, the remains of a Roman villa setting up a truly unique space.
Temperatures are mild in the winter, but the expected precipitation may deter you from visiting in the colder months. Summer is generally dry with August averaging 30℃ in the day, and dropping to a breezy 22℃ at night.