Sailing holidays in Malta: discover the ancient heart of the Mediterranean.

Boating holidays in Malta. Explore Vittoriosa, Gozo, Comino, and the Blue Lagoon.

A very rich culture, long history, and crystal clear water - Malta is often referred to as the heart of the Mediterranean.The Maltese Archipelago - together with Pantelleria and Lampedusa - makes a triangle with the Italian, and the African coastlines.

Malta is composed of the islands Malta, Gozo, and Comino. The area has been home to various European, North African and Middle Eastern cultures that, together with other ancient civilisations, has contributed to a medley of vast and historic cultural heritage.

The capital, Valletta was awarded the UNESCO European Capital of Culture for 2018, and this sparked what some describe as a rebirth - with new museums and restored gold-stone fortresses standing strong. At the time of the award, UNESCO stated that Valletta is 'one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world'. After bouts of restoration works, it is now again possible to enter the Hypogeum of al-Saflieni - an ancient cave structure, believed to date back to c.4000 BC.

Best time to travel: The weather conditions for sailing trips are ideal around Malta between April and October.

Costs: Sailing adventures in Malta start at €300 for a weekend, and €700 for week.

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The coasts are a mixture of striking rock formations and large stretches of beach with white sand, crystal clear water and secluded caves. The Maltese islands are rich in vegetation, with the bright colours of citrus trees and the scent of thyme, rosemary and lavender fill the air.

Experiencing the natural wonders such the Blue Lagoon of Comino, and St Paul’s Bay in Malta by sailboat or catamaran will leave you breathless.

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