The beautiful island of Malta

02 October 2017

From cultural city breaks in the capital, to adventurous trips filled with walking and diving, the Maltese islands provide options for all types of travellers. Enjoy a range of exciting events, delicious cuisine and the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea, all in year round warm weather.

If you’re looking for a weekend break with a difference, then look no further than Valletta, the beautiful fortified capital of Malta. Visitors can spend time soaking up the atmosphere of this unique walled city, steeped in history and buzzing with culture.

From UNESCO World Heritage Sites and medieval cathedrals to fantastic shopping, café culture and cutting edge architecture, Valletta, European Capital of Culture 2018 and voted fourth Best European Destination 2015, offers so much to see of Malta.

Throughout the day, wander around the cobbled streets and sun dappled squares or venture further into Malta, discovering its beautiful coastline, diverse festivals and eclectic mix of restaurants. There’s a variety of cuisines to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re a history buff or a seasoned shopper, a culture vulture or a night owl, Malta and its sister island Gozo are the perfect location for a relaxing and fascinating break.

Famed for its sleepy villages, unspoilt coastlines and rugged beauty, Gozo is an ideal location for those looking to get away from it all. At the heart of island life is a focus on the traditional, the local and the natural, where everything moves at a gentle pace and visitors can escape the stresses of everyday life.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking outdoor activities on your break, the island lends itself to activities such as water sports, climbing and cycling. The Sustainable Interregional Bike Tourism (SIBIT) project has made it easier to see the island by bike, mapping out a range of tracks for cyclists, from beginners to advanced and passing many of the Maltese islands’ landmarks.

At just a three hour flight away and with direct routes from most of the UK’s national and regional airports, it’s never been easier to experience Malta.

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