Cheap Flights to Malta
Flights to Malta
Officially the Republic of Malta, it is an island country located in Southern Europe. Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea sharing a border with Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. It is a popular country to visit thanks to its warm climate and numerous historical monuments including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Valletta and the seven Megalithic Temples.
Malta enjoys a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mildly cold winters. It was once described to have the best climate in the world. Malta has an average annual temperature of around 16 to 23 degrees Celsius. The coldest month in the country usually occurs around January while the warmest month is around August. Many recommend that the best season to visit Malta would be during its summer of holiday season that starts around mid-April to October.
Only one airport – Malta International Airport (MLA) – serves the whole Maltese Islands. The airport is located between Luqa and Gudja. It is still locally referred to as Luqa Airport and sometimes the Valletta Airport thanks to being situated just 5 kilometers southwest of Valletta, the capital of Malta. Malta International Airport is the main hub for Air Malta, the country’s national flag carrier, and is a base for low cost airlines, Ryanair.
When planning a holiday in Malta, there are many sights to see and activities to do around the islands. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in Malta to add to the itinerary:
Comino – Part of the Maltese Archipelago, it is an island located between Gozo and Malta. It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea and is popular for its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. The Comino Island is a bird sanctuary and nature reserve with one notable structure, the St. Mary’s Tower. The tower is a popular destination for visitors in the island.
Hypogeum Malta – Officially called the Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, it is a subterranean structure located in Paola. Locals simply refer to it as the Hypogeum, which in Greek means, “underground”. It was originally built to be a sanctuary but was used as a necropolis back in prehistoric times. So far, more than 7,000 remains of individuals have been found in the area. It is considered to be the only prehistoric underground temple known in the world.
Megalithic Temples of Malta – A group of prehistoric templates that were built between 3600 BC and 700 BC. Some of these temples are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and claim to be the one of the oldest freestanding structures in the world. The UNESCO sites are the Ġgantija temples, the Ta' Ħaġrat temple in Mġarr, Skorba, Ħaġar Qim, Mnajdra and Tarxien.
Manoel Theatre – Simply referred to as just “The Manoel”, it is a theater and a primary performing arts venue in the country. The theater was named after Fra António Manoel de Vilhena, who was the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller. The Manoel Theatre is considered to the third oldest working theater throughout Europe and the oldest working theater in the Commonwealth of Nations.
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