The Maltese Islands are arguably one of the most popular safe holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Renowned for their stunning scenery and rich past, the Islands have plenty to offer visitors keen to explore them.

Valletta, Malta’s Baroque capital city, is particularly popular with those interested in history. Intricately designed and subsequently built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century, it was one of the most modern cities of its time. Today it is a bustling commercial centre, with plenty of shops, cafes and top international restaurants.

One of Malta’s most attractive aspects remains its effortless ability to blend the past with the present, and you can expect to experience a delightful mix of island traditions and cosmopolitan activities while exploring it.

Meanwhile, if you prefer to make the most of the sun and sea, there are beaches dotted all over. Mellieha, in the north, as well as the nearby islands of Gozo and Comino, make for fabulous hideaways from the busier parts of Malta, and each offers beautiful countryside retreats to explore too.


Gozo Opera Season

The island of Gozo has two opera houses in Ir-Rabat, the Astra Theatre, and the Aurora Opera House. Each puts on at least one fully staged opera a year, often with international soloists.

Rolex Middle Sea Race

This year, the Rolex Middle Sea Race has its 32nd anniversary. From Valletta’s harbour, about 70 cruisers embark on a 606-sea-mile journey.

Birgu Festival

Birgufest, which was once known as Birgu by night, has grown in popularity over the past years.