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When is the best time to travel to Malta?

Malta is a delightful place to visit throughout the year. Its Mediterranean climate means mild winters with lots of sunshine and hot, dry summers. Most rainfall occurs between November and February. Winds can pick up any time.

Malta’s peak holiday season runs from July through September, and it’s not unheard of for mini heat waves to strike the island. Summer, too, is the main season for the festi, or village festivals, where patron saints are honored by brass-band concerts, fireworks, and processions.

Christmas is another popular time of year when villages compete for the most gaily decorated parish church and over-the-top nativity scene.

As in other European countries, spring and fall are ideal. Without the crowds and the heat, you can discover this fascinating island at your leisure, sit in the caf├ęs, and experience the charm of Maltese life.