Destination - Malta
Set in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful Maltese islands boast a rich tapestry of archaeological and cultural treasures.
These three tiny islands are home to some of the oldest prehistoric structures in the world, with several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hundreds of artefacts that serve as a reminder of the many historic events in which Malta played a pivotal part.
Today, the islands remain at the centre of life in Europe, as an EU member and a part of the Schengen Area.
In November 2015, Malta hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was the 24th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth of Nations. Early 2017 then saw Malta take on the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time ever.
The islands were again globally-recognised for two reasons in 2018: Malta’s capital city Valletta took on the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture for the year, while the country was also named ‘The Blockchain Island’ thanks to a series of world-first legal bills regulating the new technology that were launched in Malta.
Apart from its vast history and key European role, Malta is also renowned for its gorgeous weather. As the most southern country in Europe, the islands enjoy a subtropical Mediterranean climate of long, hot summers and mild, brief winters, with average seasonal temperatures such as these:
No matter what
time of year you visit the Maltese islands, however, you can experience the
unique culture, traditional events, delicious cuisine and friendly local people
that all make Malta truly unforgettable.