In the Mediterranean Sea, approx 80 km south of Italy, is the Republic of Malta, an Island in Southern European country.
It’s the world’s 10th smallest country, and its capital is Valletta.
During the 2nd World War, Malta played an essential role for the Allies, being a British colony situated close to Sicily. The Italian and German air forces bombarded Malta. You will find a lot of history in Malta, from the Neolithic period to some of the oldest temples in the world.
Malta being a Mediterranean island, the culture includes sand and sea with nearly 300 days of sunshine; it is a fantastic place to visit.
Malta is also known for many year-long festivals, so do some research before you arrive.
There were many major film productions on the Maltese Islands. So be sure to check them out on your travels. Here are some of them:
In summary, whether you want to soak the sun at the beach, explore the depths of the Mediterranean, or wander around some of the historical sites, you will find many things in Malta to enjoy and experience.
With its soft golden limestone landscapes, Malta gives the country its characteristic “golden hue”.
An absolute stunning country to visit!
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
Malta is most beautiful in Spring and Summer between April and June when the countryside is in full bloom, and there are many sunny days and cool nights. The average temperature at this time is usually 20 degrees celsius.
The climate of Malta is typically the Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall.
July and August get pretty hot and is usually the busy tourist season where many flock to the beaches.
Rainfall is typically around December, January and February, but rainy days are few and mostly far between most of the year.
On the whole, any month is an excellent time to visit the islands in Malta.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Malta has two official languages, Maltese and English, where Maltese is the national language.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Banks & ATMs:
The two central banks in Malta are HSBC (Malta) Ltd. and Bank of Valletta, followed by Lombard Bank (Malta), Banif Bank, and APS Bank.
ATMs are available in populated areas in or near bank branches, shopping centres and supermarkets. However, if you’re somewhere more remote, it’s worth taking some cash with you, as ATM access will be more limited.
Plugs and Sockets:
Malta uses plug type G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern and operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Malta is a safe place to visit, but like anywhere with visitors, bag-snatching, pickpocketing, and other petty crime can occur, particularly in nightclubs, on the beach and at markets and transport hubs. Thieves might also target ATMs and parked cars.
Malta International Airport is the central airport hub connecting the island to the rest of the world. Many airlines fly into Malta, including Aegean, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, British Airways, EasyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia Express, Lufthansa and Wizz Air (to name a few).