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Malta Maltese Islands

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast and consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino.

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Maltese Islands at a glance

Sunshine, sea, great food and wine, adventure, history, friendly locals, stunning accommodation and a truly relaxing atmosphere – if this is what you want from your holiday then the Maltese Islands are a great destination for you.

Gozo is very different from its larger neighbour Malta and maintains a traditional feel with agriculture still being an important industry.

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Experiences in the Maltese Islands

Take a look at some of the many exciting activities and experiences that are possible to add to your very own personalised itinerary to the Maltese Islands.
For those who are PADI Certified, the Maltese Islands offer some of the best diving sites in the Mediterranean.

Diving in the Maltese Islands

For those who are PADI Certified, the Maltese Islands offer some of the best diving sites in the Mediterranean.
Snorkel through the clear waters and see a wide variety of exciting marine life right before your eyes!

Snorkelling in Gozo

Snorkel through the clear waters and see a wide variety of exciting marine life right before your eyes!
Explore the coastlines of the Maltese Archipelago on a sea kayaking adventure.

Kayak in the Maltese Archipelago

Explore the coastlines of the Maltese Archipelago on a sea kayaking adventure.
Experience the Golden Hour in Gozo

Sunset Boat Cruise in Gozo

Experience the Golden Hour in Gozo
With spectacular coastlines, caves and cliff faces, the Maltese island of Gozo is the perfect place for a climbing and abseiling adventure!

Climbing in Gozo

With spectacular coastlines, caves and cliff faces, the Maltese island of Gozo is the perfect place for a climbing and abseiling adventure!
Explore the island's coastline, caves and stone arches by kayak.

Comino Kayaking Tour

Explore the island's coastline, caves and stone arches by kayak.

General Information

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean and is approximately 80 km south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel. The three largest islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – are inhabited whilst the smaller islands are uninhabited. The Maltese Islands are some of the richest in the region and are home to amazing culture, history, welcoming people and lots of exciting activities and experiences on offer.

Capital

Valletta

Population

400,420

Area

316 km2

Language

Maltese and English

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

May - September

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Gozo

Gozo is the sister island to Malta in the Mediterranean Ocean. It keeps the traditional Mediterranean feel with a welcoming and authentic culture and a history that boasts one of the world’s oldest freestanding structures.

  • Biking, snorkelling, diving, climbing and kayaking are all possible whilst staying in Gozo so it really is an adventurer’s paradise.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting to Gozo is simple with frequent flights into Malta. Once in Malta you catch a ferry to Gozo which run regularly between the islands and take 25 minutes each way.

Once on the island, there are great bus services however the simplest way of travelling around the island is by hiring a car.

Due to size of the island it is possible to walk between villages, many of the roads are quiet and are pleasant to walk along. There is also a network of footpaths across the island, but a good map is recommended.

Gozo has one of the warmest average temperatures in Europe averaging around 23°C in the summer, although temperatures of 40°C are not uncommon.

These drop to 15°C in the winter making the island a great winter break. Gozo also benefits from one of the highest sunshine hours in Europe.

Gozo is a small island at only 7km by 14km and is packed with a widely diverse unspoiled landscape which it quite different to its sister island, Malta.

The highest point on the island is close to the village of San Lawrenz where the Ta’ Dbiegi hill stands 190 metres above sea level, with wide views over the gentle sloping valleys. Its beautiful coastline dotted with bays and crystal clear water are also an big attraction for most visitors to the island.

There are many endemic plants and animals found across Malta and Gozo. Scientists are still discovering species to this day.

There is a rich abundance of marine life in the area which has made it one of the best places to dive in the world.

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