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The Mediterranean island of Malta may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but it is jam-packed with historical sites that makes it an attractive destination despite the lack of sandy beaches which characterize so many other destinations in the Mediterranean. The southern coast of the island houses the ancient temples of Hagar Qim and Mnaidra whilst Mdina, the city of knights, also makes a fascinating relic to visit. Malta also punches well above its weight in terms of festivals, with summer celebrations at various villages throughout the summer weekends. The premier festival is arguable the Feast of Our Lady Stella Maris in Sliema which comes alive with colours thanks to its fireworks and street parades. There is also exciting nightlife on the island thanks to the bars and clubs of Paceville in St Julian’s. And whilst beaches are rare on the island, there are plenty of lidos and bathing areas from which to enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean weather.

 

What you’ll love most about Malta

  • Explore the historic streets of Valletta, Malta’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, where grand palaces, stunning churches, and majestic fortifications reflect the island’s rich history and offer breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Wander through the ancient city of Mdina, known as the “Silent City,” where narrow, winding streets and beautifully preserved medieval architecture create an enchanting atmosphere that transports you back in time
  • Dive into Malta’s crystal-clear waters and discover its vibrant marine life, with world-class diving spots such as the Blue Hole and the Azure Window in Gozo offering spectacular underwater landscapes and fascinating shipwrecks
  • Visit the impressive megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra, some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world, where ancient stone carvings and mysterious alignments provide a glimpse into Malta’s prehistoric past
  • Savour the flavours of Maltese cuisine, from traditional dishes like rabbit stew (fenek) and pastizzi (savoury pastries) to fresh seafood and locally produced wines, as you dine in charming seaside restaurants and historic inns
  • Experience Malta’s lively festivals and cultural events, from the colourful Carnival celebrations and historic re-enactments to the International Fireworks Festival, where the island’s rich traditions and vibrant community spirit come to life in spectacular fashion

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 16℃
  • 16℃
  • 17℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 28℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 28℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 18℃
  • 12
  • 12
  • 9
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 5
  • 9
  • 13
  • 16

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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