The Island of Malta is the largest of the Maltese Islands, boasting a staggering artistic and cultural heritage. The cobbled streets of Malta’s towns are filled with gems of architecture, restaurants and shopping boutiques. The sporting options on the Island of Malta are endless, with an 18 hole golf course, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing and magnificent scuba diving on offer. Imagine, for a moment, that you are among the growing number of people in Europe who is considering a trip abroad for dental work. What would you look for from among the vast number of global destinations now offering dental treatments?

If your priorities are uncompromising quality of dental care and complete confidence in the treatment outcome, in an environment that feels safe and familiar, then you too would be among those now considering Malta and Gozo as their destination of choice.

Gozo, the second largest of the three islands which make up the nation of Malta, is a mythical island whose long and troubled history has left many staggering monuments and mythical tales which cannot fail to inspire and intrigue. Gozo is a geologically fascinating, hilly island which takes many years of exploration to fully discover! Taking a Gozo holiday will guarantee a stress-free, peaceful and rustic retreat, where good living and relaxation are the order of the day.

Things to do in Malta and Gozo

Being such small islands, much of Malta and Gozo’s culture, leisure and economy rely on the sea. The stunning cliffed coastline is broken up by deep caves, steep gullies and small, sandy beaches, which you will almost certainly visit if you are lucky enough to be staying in a villa, farmhouse or apartment.

The red sandy beaches of Ghajn Tuffieha and Ramla il-Hamra are found just miles from pure white beaches like Mellieha Bay Dahlet Qorrot, further extending the islands’ mythical atmosphere.

The coast is not only ideal for whiling away the hours relaxing on the beaches. Sailing is hugely important to the Maltese people, and expert centres are available at all the main beach resorts as well as water-skiing, windsurfing, rowing and canoeing. The islands of Malta are well known worldwide for their magnificent scuba diving.

Away from the coast, the stunning countryside and distinct lack of traffic make self catering accommodation the ideal base for walking holidays. Majestic villages and enchanting hill walks offering breathtaking views are prominent, taking in some of the most dramatic features of the unique geology which adorns the islands.

Places to visit on holiday in Malta & Gozo

  • Valletta, the capital, home to the magnificent Auberges of the Knights of Malta, St John’s co-Cathedral, the President’s Palace on St George’s Square and the Upper Barrakka Gardens with magnificent views of Grand Harbour
  • Mdina, the ancient walled capital
  • The prehistoric temples of Mnajdra and Hagar Qim as well as the unique Hypogeum
  • The bustling shopping and entertainment centres of Sliema and St Julian’s
  • Victoria – the capital with its imposing Citadel housing the Cathedral of the Assumption, Rundle Gardens, the Open-Air Market at It-Tokk, its main square and St George’s Basilica
  • Ggantija Temples in Xaghra, dating back to 4000BC and recoginised as the oldet free-standing structures in the world
  • Ramla Bay and Calypso Cave, the legendary red sandy beach and home to the nymph Calypso
  • Dwejra Bay, the Inland Sea, the Azure Window and the Fungus Rock.

Weather in Malta & Gozo

Summers are lovely, with daily temperatures reaching the mid 30’s (˚C) from June until September, and winters, although sometimes wet, temperatures remain above 15˚C for the vast majority of the time. Sear temperature varies from 15 degrees in winter to 27 degrees in Summer

Cheap flights to Malta & Gozo

Reaching your Gozo hotel or other accommodation requires a little effort, but is extremely worthwhile. Malta International Airport (MLA) is just 3 hours from London. There are regular ferries between the islands, meaning that you can be settling into your Gozo apartment within a few hours of leaving home.

Useful Links: Destination Info

Malta Inside Out – destination resource and insights
Visitmalta.com – Malta Tourism Authority official site

Photos: (top and centre:) courtesy of Leslie Vella, The Malta Photoblog.