A dream island, whose capital has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is no surprise that Maltasia is one of the most popular destinations for European tourism. Rather favorable climate, a myriad of attractions to admire, characteristic locations and unforgettable views: let's find out what is the best time to stay in the beautiful Mediterranean island.
- Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- When to go to Malta: the cheapest period
- Malta in Spring
- Malta in the Summer
- Malta in Autumn
- Malta in Winter
- User questions and comments
Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- Best time: summer from June to early September, with a preference for June and July. The days are long, the sun is warm and the sea temperature is ideal
- Period to avoid: autumn and winter. Malta is above all seaside tourism, in these seasons one could not enjoy the sea and beaches
The entire island of Malta is characterized by a Mediterranean climate. Mild but rainy winters, and hot summers but mitigated by moments of pleasant breeze characterize the climate of the island, with an excellent alternation of rainy and sunny days according to the seasons. Autumn and spring are also mild, but let's face it: you go to Malta mainly for seaside tourism, and only in summer you can combine days at sea with excursions and cultural visits.
When to go to Malta: the cheapest period
The low season in Malta is winter and autumn, but these are seasons in which tourism is practically absent for obvious reasons.
The best compromise is in the months of May and September, when the temperatures are high enough for the first baths and the heat is not excessive to pleasantly visit the cultural and archaeological sites.
In general, however, in Malta you do not spend a lot if you book well in advance. August is the most expensive month.
Malta in Spring
Bright sunshine and mild temperatures characterize Malta's spring. What better opportunity to explore the streets of the capital Valletta, getting lost among the gallarijas (colorful balconies that make the core of the city picturesque), the old signs and the panoramic points that offer breathtaking views? Among the latter, we undoubtedly recommend the Upper Barrakka Gardens: looking out from the arches it is possible to admire the Three Cities and the Great Port.
There is no shortage of kermesse, especially musical: the Malta International Music Festival.
Malta in the Summer
Events, nightlife and long fun sessions on the beach characterize the muggy and not rainy summer of Malta. From the capital Valletta it is possible to reach some of the most beautiful beaches on the island: the bay of San Giuliano, Peter's Pool, Ghadira Bay, or the lively area of St. Julian, full of pubs and entertainment areas of all kinds.
There is no shortage of events inside the capital, such as the Delicata Wine Festival. The tip? From the Grande Porto treat yourself to the luxury of a cruise lasting a few hours to admire the beauty of the town by sea.
Malta in Autumn
A relatively warm autumn, with temperatures that drop from the end of September, but equally pleasant: the intermediate season in Malta begins to be targeted by the first disturbances, and opens up to tourists a culturally attractive scenario. Take the opportunity to visit some of the attractions the most beautiful of the capital: St. John's Co-Cathedral, the Malta Opera House, the Malta Postal Museum.
The highlight of Valletta autumn is the White Night in October: a succulent opportunity to enter museums and attractions at no cost or with reductions and to get involved in the artistic happenings on the streets of the city.
Malta in Winter
For the detractors of the "Nordic" winters, freezing and snowy, Malta is the ideal destination to spend a Christmas under the banner of pleasant temperatures and, at most, with some sporadic rain. Such a mild climate allows you to stroll through the main streets of the capital Valletta without running the risk of freezing. Even in the "coldest" season do not miss the opportunity to admire the extraordinary attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage: the Valletta City Gate (created by "our" Renzo Piano), the wonderful statues scattered through the streets of the capital, the Fort Sant'Elmo .
How to dress: what to pack
- In winter: windbreaker, raincoat, sweater, between-season clothing
- In summer: swimsuit, sunscreen, t-shirt, shorts, flip flops, comfortable shoes, light hat
- In autumn and spring: shirts, long pants, t-shirt, umbrella, comfortable shoes
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