Fact: UNESCO states that Valletta is 'one of the most concentrated historical areas in the world'. Come check it out for yourself.
There are 195 countries in the world...
But only one where the sun shines 300 days in a year and the Temples are older than the pyramids of Egypt, by 2000 years..
Malta is an island unlike no other. Voted as one of the safest places on earth, Malta sits at the beating heart of the Mediterranean, it has an eclectic mix of influences passed down through millennia - from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Sicilians to the French British and even the Knights of St. John.
Welcome to the Island of sunshine.
As well as all the sunshine, Malta offers the culturally aware a plethora of history and culture. Lose yourself in the maze of streets and alleyways of a city that is a UNESCO world heritage site with history at every turn. Enjoy a coffee in the back streets of Valetta or just sit and watch the hustle and bustle of Maltese life go by. Alternatively, marvel at the ancient capital city of Medina or visit St John's and be amazed at the beauty of the Church and the wonderful paintings of Caravaggio.
For those looking for a more passive and sedate experience why not just enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals, sample delicious local foods and pamper yourself in the luxury of 5* hotels at a cost you would normally pay for 3* hotels in the rest of Europe.
Malta is so wonderfully diverse it can be enjoyed as a long weekend city break or a 10 night family holiday and the best thing is....... it's such great value for money.
If it's shopping you're after you won't be disappointed. Try Sliema, with its undercover shopping arcade which offers both a great location to shop and dine. Being opposite the harbour, why not jump on one of the numerous harbour cruises to top off the experience and see Valetta and the three cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua from a different perspective.
Unwind and relax on the sandy beach and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Med at St George's Bay by day and unwind and enjoy a drink and some authentic Maltese cuisine in the evening at St Julians and for adventurous and young at heart why not boogie the night away in one of the clubs of Paceville. It's all possible in Malta and with such short transit times between attractions and cities you can achieve as much or as little as you want in a day.
Malta has something to offer everyone, no matter what your age or what you want from a holiday or short break. Whether it's for much needed relaxation and recharging those batteries, topping up the tan, exploring the vibrant and culturally rich heritage or even a sensual weekend spa break one thing is sure, Malta will leave you wanting more.
Malta is only a 3 hour flight from London and is serviced daily by Easyjet and Air Malta. Direct flights are available from London Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle & Southend, with connecting flights from Birmingham, Glasgow
Given Malta's highly fortunate position in the southern Mediterranean, temperatures are usually quite predictable and stable. Summers are long (April to October) with little or no rainfall and high temperatures of 30C or more. Autumn can be damp occasionally but usually remains pleasantly warm and winter is brief in comparison to the rest of mainland Europe. With an average annual temperature of 18C and lows that will rarely go below 10C even in the depths of winter, Malta's climate is very pleasant indeed. Perfect for swimming in the warm Mediterranean waters and topping up your tan even in winter.
*Weather data courtesey of http://www.weatheronline.co.uk