“If paradise exists it might be Malta” Huffington Post
Daily Mail lists Malta amongst the 10 most stunning islands in the world
Valletta is named one of the top five cities to visit in 2015 by the influential Lonely Planet travel guide
Don’t they say “The best things come in small packages”?
It couldn’t be more true than in the case of the Maltese Islands…
- Situated in the middle of the beautiful Mediterranean
- Good flight connections and easy to get to
- English is a national language but the islanders are known to be linguists probably due to years of colonization, so many languages are understood
- The Maltese are known to be super friendly and hospitable
- Not many places can boast of 300 days of sunshine
- The Islands are extremely rich in history and culture. With 3 Unesco World Heritage Sites and another 7 sites on the tentative list in merely 316 sq km, few spots on the planet could offer anything similar
- With the longest distance on the island being 27km from one end to the other and merely 20 mins to cross to the sister islands, few locations allow you to do so many things in so little time
- A spot where island culture and incredible professional work ethic come together
- An EU member since May 2004, and part of the Eurozone
- Laughter is brightest where food is best… Maltese cuisine is a delicious concoction of Mediterannean, Sicilian and North African flavours and there are endless options for lunching and dining on the island.
Island of Gozo
Gozo is known to provide a tranquil haven for a tempo and scene change. The charm of Malta’s sister Island is immediately apparent; it’s greener, more rural and smaller, with life’s rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture
Steeped in myth, Gozo is thought to be the legendary Calypso’s island of Homer’s Odyssey – a peaceful, mystical backwater. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside.
Gozo’s rugged landscape and spectacular coastline await exploration with some of the best Mediterranean dive sites.
The Island also comes complete with historical sites, forts and amazing panoramas, as well as one of the archipelago’s best-preserved prehistoric temples, Ggantija
Gozo has a nightlife and cultural calendar all of its own, with some great dining out.
Island of Comino
Between Malta and Gozo lies Comino, a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and walkers. The Isle’s Blue Lagoon, with its safe bathing in turquoise waters, makes an idyllic day out by boat. Carefree and car-free, Comino is a favourite escape all year round.
Some Quick Info
Geography Malta (246Km), Gozo (67Km) & Comino (3Km)
Government: Democratic Republic
Official Languages: Maltese & English
Time: GMT +1 in winter, GMT + 2 in Summer
Climate Average: Sunshine 6.46 hours in Winter, 10.11 hours in Summer
Foreign Exchange: Most foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange bureaux and at Malta International Airport
Telephone Overseas: Calls can be made to nearly all parts of the world
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic but Maltese Constitution guarantees freedom of worship
Electricity supply is 240 volts, single phase, 30 cycle
Shopping Hours: 0900hrs – 1300 hours and 1600 hours – 1900 hours.