The Maltese Islands have a rich history dating back thousands of years. From the prehistoric temples to the Knights of St John, each era has left its mark, providing Malta with a rich cultural tapestry. Discover the history and heritage of the island's vibrant past and delve further into our culture with Malta 5D, a movie spectacular and introduction to our capital city Valletta. Then take in the stunning interiors and rich furnishings of the noble home Casa Rocca Piccola, a beautiful 16th Century palace. Take a dip in the sparkling Mediterranean, a relaxing boat trip around the harbour or delve deep into the ocean to witness life on the sea bed an underwater adventure at one of the many incredible dive sites in Malta.
Whether on the main island, or on its quiet and beautiful sister island of Gozo, a love of good food and an appreciation of art, together with the regular celebrations or festas that add colour and vibrancy, make Malta a uniquely friendly country.
The island seamlessly morphs from day to night and as the shops close in Valletta and Sliema, the bars, restaurants and theatres start to hum.
The Islands have a very sunny climate with a daily average of five to six hours sunshine in mid-winter to around 12 hours in summer.
History & Culture
Signs of Malta’s strong national identity, enriched by millennia of foreign cultural influences, are most marked at the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Discovering over 8000 years of Maltese history is easier than you think with just a short drive from one era to the next
The streets in the main shopping districts of Valletta, Sliema, Mosta and Hamrun are packed with well-known brands. There also are daily open-air markets in Valletta, Marsaxlokk and Victoria.