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April through June is deemed to be the best time to visit Malta. Being less crowded, April and May bring in a lot of generous deals on hotels, putting a start for a stunning beach season. This is also a perfect time for bright Maltese village festas. July through September is considered to be most humid and touristic season.
Malta becomes an unforgettable hiking place as it gets greener in autumn months. You'll never regret visiting this island in late autumn, because it's another spring with enjoyable sailing and kayaking. Winter months are the wettest and the coldest. Still, you can take part in Carnival in February or even surf.

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18 THINGS TO DO IN MALTA

Sea Salt Harvesting

May–September • nature

Sea salt is still prized for its flavour and texture, which is considered by some serious food lovers to be superior to the more common mined table salt

Hiking in Malta

September–May • activity

Discover a taste of rural Malta by enjoying the quieter places of the island especially by trekking along the Gozo coast

Blue Grotto Off-Season

October–May • nature

Discover the Blue Grotto, a natural wonder-cave situated in the surrounding cliffs

Swimming at Saint Peter's Pool

April–October • activity

Check out the lunar terrain of this atypical beach—no sand but but smooth rock shaped by erosion. It's St. Peter's Pool!

Village Festas

late May–mid-September • event

Maltese summer nights will provide you with a memorable experience with bursts of colour, music, and bright fireworks during the traditional festa (feast) season

Beach Season

April–October • activity

Explore Malta's amazing beach life which is too tempting to resist!

Cycling

March–May | September–November • activity

Explore Malta on a bike passing gentle undulating slopes, country landscapes, and sea views on both sides of the route

Sunset at Azure Window

all year round • nature

The Azure Window was a beautiful sight any time of day, especially at sunset. Now it's another rocky spot of Maltese coast

Kayaking

May–November • activity

Kayaking is a new way to discover Gozo and Comino

Diving

June–September • activity

Discover the spectacular underwater world of the Mediterranean and you may find the treasures of the ship wrecks in the deep cerulean waters

Strawberry Season and Festa

November–July • food

The favourite berry season for the Maltese with thousands of strawberries which are picked, prepared, packed, and eaten

Honey Season

March–November • food

Could the Romans know that their apiaries built into the natural rock have made the honey industry in Malta famous all over Europe?

Crown Daisy or Lellux Blooming

March–June • nature

‘Love-me, love-me not’ (thobbni, ma thobbnix)...Do you know such a game?

Birdwatching

September–November | March–May • nature

No need to be an ornithologist to watch birds and have fun in Malta!

Loquats

April–May • food

Try some of these wonderful fruits of the Mediterranean, known to the Maltese people as naspli

Sailing Season

April–October • activity

Have a wonderful experience sailing around famous routes of Malta

Figs: Farkizzan and Common Fig

May–June | July–August • food

Enjoy sweet and delicate fresh figs when visiting Malta in summer

Jellyfish

April–September • nature

Unfortunately Malta is plagued by more and more jellyfish every summer due to increasing temperatures

23 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Isle of MTV

June 27, 2017 • event

The coolest MTV summer party is absolutely free of charge

Isle of MTV Malta Music Week

June 23–28, 2017 • event

One of the summer's biggest festivals in Europe! Check out this week full of clubbing and unforgettable parties

Carnival

February 10–13, 2018 • event

Check out marching parades of colourful floats and party-goers in bright costumes, music bands, and costumed children along the historic streets

Holy Week & Easter

March 25–April 01, 2018 • event

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday: pray, love, and have fun!

Festa Ħut (Fish Festival)

September 11 • event

Enjoy a day out by the sea in the scenic village of Marsaxlokk and savour the fresh fish, boating in "luzzi," and learn about Festa Ħut

Notte Bianca

October 06, 2018 • event

Guaranteeing a memorable night, Notte Bianca truly holds something special for every guest

Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck

February 10 • event

Among the "saint days" in the Maltese church calendar, the Feast of Saint Paul is one of only a handful that has the status of a national holiday

Rolex Middle Sea Race

October 21–28, 2017 • event

One of the most spectacular events on the yachting calendar is fought out against a stunning backdrop of dramatic, ever-changing Mediterranean landscapes!

Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast

August 11–12, 2017 • event

Try some of Malta's premium wine on a vist to the Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast in Marsaxlokk

Fort St. Angelo on Victory Day

September 08 • activity

It's amazing that Caravaggio was able to escape from the mighty walls of Fort St. Angelo

Chayote

October–January • food

Try the taste of potato, apple, or cucumber in one fruit

Summer Solstice at the Temples of Hagar Qim

June 20–June 21 • nature

Meet the first sun rays near the Temples of Hagar Qim to mark the summer solstice, a new day and even a new life!

Christmas or Il-Milied

December 24–December 25 • event

Christmas time is engrossed in tradition—a favourite holiday for many Maltese people

Aljotta

March–April • food

Cook Aljotta by adding the whole fish from head to tail, in order to create an unforgettable flavour for the soup

Klamari Mimlija or Stuffed Squid

November–March • food

Every Maltese chef has his own recipe for stuffed squid. This dish is unmatched and very delicious!

Snail Season

October • food

If you ask the Maltese which species of snail can be eaten, they say "only one snail, the Edible"

Prickly Pear

July–October • food

Have you ever eaten a cactus fruit? Try delicious prickly pears in Malta

Surfing

October–March • activity

Find a way to relax and ease your stress by surfing in Malta

Malta Fireworks Festival

April 21, 2018 | April 27, 2018 | April 30, 2018 • event

These Maltese fireworks are not just pyrotechnical displays, they are Art!

Maltese Spurge Flowering Season

March • nature

Maltese Spurge is so colourful at certain times of the year, especially during the period of blooming

Changing of the Guard

December 29, 2017 | January 26, 2018 | February 23, 2018 • event

Be witness the changing of the guard ceremony in Valletta, more pompous and ceremonial than you've ever seen

Olives

September–November • food

Try stuffed olives called "zebbug mimli," a lovely snack at every Maltese festive occasion

Pixxispad Mimli (Grilled Swordfish)

July–mid-September • food

Pixxispad Mimli is a juicy fish steak well worth a try!