The island of Malta is positioned in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea to the south of Italy and forms an archipelago with its sister islands of Gozo and Comino, both of which are accessible by ferry. The total population of Maltese islands is about 400,000 people. Malta's history, warm climate and clear blue waters attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Malta has a very long and vast history, in fact the Neolithic temples found on these islands have been set under the protection of UNESCO as World Heritage. Malta obtained its independence from the UK in 1964, becoming a Republic & Sovereign State. Maltese and English are Malta's two official languages both taught and spoken.
Since May 2004, Malta has been a member state of the European Union and Maltese language is one of the EU official languages.
Here are some highlights of Malta
- Beautiful generous Mediterranean weather
- Exciting activities for every taste (outdoor, history, culture, wine-tasting, island exploration, parties, water sports)
- A unique cultural combination of British colonial past and Mediterranean lifestyle
- Possibilities to explore the region (Sicily, Italy, Tunis, Egypt, Greece)
- More affordable cost of living (in comparison to the UK)
- Much safer destination
Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta enjoys a mild & sunny climate – average temperatures range from 24 – 33 degrees Celsius in summer (May – September) to 12 – 22 degrees Celsius in winter (October – April). During the summer months the sun’s strong rays are felt from early morning up to about 7:00 in the evening. It is always advisable to wear a hat and/or sunglasses when you’re outside & make sure you always carry sun block cream with you, especially when going to one of the many sandy beaches and rocky beaches you may find here.
Winter months in Malta are not that cold in fact the temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees Celsius but it definitely gets a bit wet sometimes. We are proud of our lovely weather where sun shines most of the year!