The Maltese Islands have plenty to offer for locals and foreigners alike. Read more to find out about what Malta can offer you!
Reasons why many choose Malta
- The Mediterranean climate with crystal clear seas - any divers dream
- Safety and relatively crime free
- Child friendly and safe
- Easy access with daily direct flights to all major European, Middle East and North African cities, operated by leading and low cost airlines
- Great history, culture and entertainment opportunities
- An English-speaking population EU member country combined with the Euro currency
- Relatively low costs of living when compared to other parts of the EU
- High standards of healthcare and education
- Excellent quality of life, coupled with the favourable tax regimes
- An established and stable property market, offering a large selection of quality property
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 410,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometres. Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre.
It's the hot, dry summers, warm autumns and short cool winters that make Malta unique and special - a true Mediterranean Climate!
Malta enjoys a temperate climate with average temperatures of 14 - 16°C in the autumn/winter months and 23 - 25°C in the spring/summer months with June until September being the hottest months of the year.
Malta has a very sunny climate with an average of five to six hours of sunshine a day in winter and over twelve hours a day in summer.
Annual rainfall in Malta is rather low - approximately 600mm (24 inches). It does not rain in the summer months, and sometimes up to early November.
Gozo is the second largest island and is known to provide a tranquil haven for a tempo and scene change. The charm of Malta's sister Island is immediately apparent; it's greener, more rural and smaller, with life's rhythms dictated by the seasons, fishing and agriculture.
Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
Valletta, the capital city and a World Heritage site, was built by the Knights of Malta and is perhaps Malta's greatest treasure. Impressive fortifications surround the city to this day.
Malta became an EU member state in 2004.