The winter nights may be drawing in but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a lot to see and do when you come on your holidays to Malta this year! Here are a few suggestions for you to consider during your stay.
The winter nights may be drawing in but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t a lot to see and do when you come on your holidays to Malta this year!
Malta enjoys around 3000 hours of sunshine every year, and with short, mild winters you don’t have to worry about packing your thermals or finding somewhere inside to hibernate (here’s what to pack for a Winter holiday in Malta). The range of things to keep you occupied during your stay is just as varied as during the summer months, although you might not get as much of a tan. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider during your stay.
Going diving might not sound like a typically wintery activity, but the waters around Malta are some of the warmest in Europe, even during November and December. Malta is known as one of the best locations for diving in the world, due in part to its crystal-clear waters and superb conditions. You can explore beautiful reefs, or WWII wrecks lying just off the coast. If you are a beginner, or just fancy scuba diving you can explore the shallower waters and check out the beautiful sea creatures that call it home. With diving schools all over the island, no matter where you are staying, the opportunity to explore what lies beneath is never more than a few minutes away.
Did you know that Malta has been used as the backdrop for countless films and TV series? It is no surprise due to its stunning scenery and landscapes, historically rich architecture and historical landmarks, and of course, the incredible weather. Films such as Troy, Munich, Assassins Creed, Popeye, Count of Monte Cristo and World War Z. But perhaps the most famous of all, is HBO television series Game of Thrones which used multiple locations throughout Malta during the filming of the first series. Why not track down all your favourite locations and spend a day touring and photographing them?
Visit the Temples
Malta is home to some of the world’s oldest religious structures, and its Neolithic and Megalithic temples are something special to behold. You can also visit the hypogeum- an underground network of tunnels and caverns with the most amazing acoustics. As the temperatures cool in the autumnal and winter months, it is perfect for ambling around the countryside and taking in the sights without having to worry about the heat of the sun, which can be a bit much for some!
Once the first rains of the autumn have come, Malta’s countryside really starts to come alive. This makes it the perfect time to put on your hiking boots and start exploring. From the rolling hills in the north, to the dramatic coastline in the south, there is no shortage of places to see, and if you have the chance to escape to Gozo, you can cover the island on foot in one day.