Malta

Introduction

The Maltese archipelago of islands is not only steeped in a rich history with some of the oldest free standing structures in history, but also boasts great beaches, bars and a bustling Mediterranean zest for life.

With three main islands Malta, Gozo and Comino, making up the group of islands, the area has been identified as one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling; has world class sea kayaking and sea swimming opportunities at the world famous Blue Lagoon, and quiet paths and roads made for walking and cycling.

The islands offer the perfect base for a Malta Adventure Holiday, with a vast array of activities to keep the most active of holidaymakers busy, and with coves and bays to relax and let the day’s just drift by.

The Basics

Capital: Valletta
Population: 400,420
Area: 316 SQ KM
Language: Maltese and English
Currency: Euro

Best Time to Visit

Malta is a great destination year round as it maintains a temperate climate however popular months are between February and June.

Essential Experiences

  • Kayak on the crystal waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Get to know the local crafts and cuisine on an Eco Tour of Gozo
  • Grab a bike and get exploring under your own steam
  • Get to know life beneath the waves with a snorkelling or diving adventure
  • Tackle some of the rock climbing on the islands
  • Walk around the coastline and discover your own private bay

Food and Drink

Maltese food is rustic in character, full of the flavour and colour typical of a central Mediterranean Island. Local dishes include:

  • Local olives are a must
  • ġbejniet or local sheep's cheeses
  • Zalzett, or a coriander flavoured Maltese sausage
  • Maltese crackers called galletti
  • Bigilla, a broad bean pate
  • Hot pastizzi, a savoury ricotta filled pastry
  • ħobs biż-żejt, a popular snack made from a thick slice of crusty Maltese bread, rubbed with juicy, red tomatoes and topped with mint, a little onion, sheep's cheese and anchovies all soaked in delicious green olive oil.
  • Lampuki Pie, or fish pie
  • Kapunata, which is a Maltese version of ratatouille

When it comes to drinks in Malta, try:

  • Local vineyards are producing great wine
  • Cisk is Malta’s own beer
  • Kinnie is a bitter sweet soft drink made in Malta
  • Local Limoncello is another popular local choice

Where to go and what to do

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