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Malta is a centrally located island state in the Mediterranean and is part of the European Union. Thus, entry for EU citizens is not a problem. Due to the southern location (about 100 km south of Sicily and about 350 km north of Tripoli) there is a dry and subtropical Mediterranean climate. That means the winters are mild and humid, the summers dry and warm, but not overly hot. Nevertheless, in August, it can also be over 30 ° C for a longer period of time. Even temperatures of 35 ° C and more are not uncommon.
The country consists of the three main islands Malta, Gozo and Comino. In the list below you can take a closer look at a handpicked selection of sights.
In summer, the Maltese islands resemble „desert stones in the middle of a sea“. The landscape is rocky and due to the scarce supply of water, the vegetation is indeed rich in species, yet barren. Big trees are barely visible. But that also means that there are very few shade donors on the islands. So if you are planning a hike or a longer exploration tour, you should always have enough water with you.
Today’s Republic of Malta has a colorful history that the numerous buildings and museums are only too happy to tell visitors. Since Malta was an English colony from 1814 to 1964, ie for 150 years, English is one of the official languages of the country besides Maltese. Nevertheless, the actual native language of the islanders is Maltese and some have problems with the second official language. Everyone, however, tries to help visitors with alle efforts to answer their questions. If necessary also with hands and feet.
If you would like to explore Malta yourself, you should plan for at least one week. If it should be a bit more relaxing, it should be at least two weeks. The islands are not big, but have a lot to offer in many places.
For many tourists, Malta is more a destination for a beach holiday or to visit the numerous dive sites around the island.
Malta is also densely populated, it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. This coupled with the small size means that the roads are often overloaded. Although the distance is also given in kilometers, a distance in minutes would be more accurate. The roads are not designed for so many vehicles, so it takes about 30 minutes from one place to another for a 5km drive.
Of course, the above list is not complete, because there are always attractions we have not visited yet. We are working on expanding the list.
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