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13 THINGS TO DO FOR SELECTED DATE RANGE

Beach Season

April–October • activity

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

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

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!

Blue Grotto Off-Season

October–May • nature

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

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

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?

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

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!

Jellyfish

April–September • nature

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

Sunset at Azure Window

All year • nature

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

28 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Isle of MTV Malta Music Week

not in rangeJune 23–28, 2017 • event

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

Isle of MTV

not in rangeJune 27, 2017 • event

The coolest MTV summer party is absolutely free of charge

Sea Salt Harvesting

not in rangeMay–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

Carnival

not in rangeFebruary 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

Festa Ħut (Fish Festival)

not in rangeSeptember 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

Rolex Middle Sea Race

not in rangeOctober 21–27, 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!

Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck

not in rangeFebruary 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

Notte Bianca

not in rangeOctober 07, 2017 • event

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

Village Festas

not in rangelate 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

Holy Week & Easter

not in rangeMarch 25–April 01, 2018 • event

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

Kayaking

not in rangeMay–November • activity

Kayaking is a new way to discover Gozo and Comino

Fort St. Angelo on Victory Day

not in rangeSeptember 08 • activity

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

Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast

not in rangeAugust 11–12, 2017 • event

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

Summer Solstice at the Temples of Hagar Qim

not in rangeJune 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!

Chayote

not in rangeOctober–January • food

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

Aljotta

not in rangeMarch–April • food

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

Diving

not in rangeJune–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

Figs: Farkizzan and Common Fig

not in rangeMay–June | July–August • food

Enjoy sweet and delicate fresh figs when visiting Malta in summer

Klamari Mimlija or Stuffed Squid

not in rangeNovember–March • food

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

Christmas or Il-Milied

not in rangeDecember 24–December 25 • event

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

Prickly Pear

not in rangeJuly–October • food

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

Pixxispad Mimli (Grilled Swordfish)

not in rangeJuly–mid-September • food

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

Surfing

not in rangeOctober–March • activity

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

Maltese Spurge Flowering Season

not in rangeMarch • nature

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

Malta Fireworks Festival

not in range • event

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

Olives

not in rangeSeptember–November • food

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

Snail Season

not in rangeOctober • food

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

Changing of the Guard

not in rangeJune 30, 2017 | July 28, 2017 | August 25, 2017 | September 29, 2017 | October 27, 2017 | November 24, 2017 | 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

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