The archipelago of Malta lies between the island of Sicily and the coast of North Africa. This tiny nation holds a long, storied history, showcasing its succession of rulers throughout its cities. Leaving behind fascinating tales of its many invasions, it provides the ideal holiday destination for a short break packed with historical explorations. On luxury holidays to Malta, discover the medieval masterpieces of the Silent City of Mdina, the opulence of Valletta’s baroque landmarks and the megalithic temple of Hagar Qim, one of the most ancient religious sites in the world. When you aren’t exploring the centuries-old streets and alleys, venture to the marvellous beaches and coves that define its rugged coastline.
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POCKET GUIDE TO MALTA
Malta’s diminutive capital city, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, has been described as ‘one of the most compact historic areas worldwide’. Named ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2018, there is a wealth of must-see sites including the Grand Master’s Palace, Upper Barrakka Gardens and the Renzo Piano-designed City Gate. On luxury holidays to Malta’s Valletta, take a scenic ferry trip to the Three Cities or marvel at the astounding Hal Saflieni Hypogeum in nearby Paola.
The golden-stone, fortified city of Mdina sits atop a hill in the northern region of Malta. Due to its towering walls, tranquil leafy streets, and distinct lack of cars, it has earned the nickname ‘the Silent City’. On a luxury holiday to Malta’s Mdina, stroll through its hidden streets and alleyways to truly feel like history is coming to life. All through the year, Mdina plays host to a variety of festivals and events, ranging from food and art to classic car shows.
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During your visit to Malta, we highly recommended you embark on a private guided tour in both Valletta and Mdina to get a local’s perspective of these historic cities. Whilst in Valletta, your guide will bring you to the magnificent St. John’s Cathedral, Grandmaster’s Palace, and Upper Barrakka Gardens. As well as discovering the fascinating history of the medieval Mdina, you will also visit Dingli Cliffs, the craft centre at Ta’qali, the San Anton Botanic Gardens and Mosta’s grandiose dome.
Best Time to Visit
Averaging 300 sunny days a year, Malta is the ultimate year-round holiday destination. For sunseekers and culture mavens alike, June to August is the best time to visit, with temperatures reaching 32˚C and a variety of festivals taking place. Those wanting a more relaxed holiday vibe should visit in May, September or October. The weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds.