Posted by on 23 Apr 2021 , in Europe
Inhabited for thousands of years, Gozo shows evidence of historic immigration and is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, one of 21 that make up the Maltese archipelago, ruled by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British, among others. It’s known for its Neolithic Ġgantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches and scuba-diving sites.
When to visit
If your main focus is exploring the Maltese islands, your best bet is basically any month apart from July/August. December, January and February are usually the coldest and wettest months of the year.
Valleta & Malta
The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. It’s known for museums, palaces and grand churches. Baroque landmarks include St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose opulent interior is home to the Caravaggio masterpiece, The Beheading of Saint John.
When to visit
Malta is an attractive year-round destination and recommended times to visit will vary on interests, budget, and weather preferences.
Spring is the time of year when some of the best annual events are organised: Medieval Mdina (reenactments in one of the top tourist attractions), the international fireworks festival in Valletta, Festa Frawli (fresh strawberries everywhere), Isle of MTV, Earth Garden, etc.