The smallest country in the EU, Malta is often overlooked for its flashier neighbors, Italy and Greece. But a second glance at the Mediterranean archipelago reveals world-class architecture, Insta-worthy coastal views, and some 300 days of sunshine per year — and travelers are finally taking notice.
Getting around Malta is easy and public transportation is good, so you should have no trouble seeing it all within a matter of days.
But Why Malta?
1. The weather
Sunbathing in November? In Malta, you can. The Mediterranean archipelago gets some 300 days of sunshine a year.
2. Full of History
From the Romans to the Moors, the Knights of Saint John, the French and British, Malta has seen a succession of conquerors over its 7,000-year history. Thank its location—directly south of Sicily, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya— for that. Three historical sites on your Malta road map: Valletta, the capital of Malta where you’ll find the Church of Assumption and Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Gozo, to see the megalithic Ġgantija temple and Birgu, the oldest of the settlements on the shore of the Grand Harbour.
3. Local foods to die-for
Much like its architecture, language, and history, Malta’s cuisine is an exciting mashup of Italian, English and Arabic influences. A few constants on Maltese menus? Plenty of meats (rabbit and pig especially) cheeses and seafood—each served in abundance during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4. Spectacular Views
Malta may have the warmest waters in the Mediterranean, but you don’t have to get wet to appreciate the country’s stunning coastline. he archipelago has a number of Insta-worthy lookouts that put the country’s ocean views front and center.
5. The People know who to party
Malta is one of Europe’s hottest nightlife destinations. From open bar clubs,festival, feasts to St. Julian's and Paceville, where you'll find high concentration bars, clubs and karaoke joints.
Malta is the place to be - whether it is for a short holiday OR a wedding destination, In Malta you can have it all