Malta is strategically located at the heart of the Mediterranean with very close ties to mainland Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The islands are considered the best choice for meetings in a central destination. Malta is an ideal logistical hub due to its excellent air and port infrastructure. This, together with EU membership, makes the country a perfect gateway to the Euro-Mediterranean region and further.
With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage. This historic legacy, unique in the Mediterranean, is reflected in the country’s national architecture and collections. There are so many areas of heritage and culture to be explored – the 16th century masterpiece Grandmasters’ Palace, the “Sacra Infermeria”, which is now a fully equipped conference centre, the St. James Centre for Creativity – to modern times.
Malta’s climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. The Maltese Islands enjoy a pleasant sunny climate with a daily average of 12 hours sunshine in summer going down to 5 to 6 hours in mid-winter. Summers are hot, dry and very sunny.
The calmness and clarity of the sea makes for excellent visibility creating the perfect conditions for swimmers, snorkelers and divers. The Maltese Islands have an abundance of reefs, caves and wrecks that make diving here some of the most interesting in the Mediterranean. Malta boasts 9 magnificent and unique harbours and marinas, including one which boasts the Five Gold Anchors Awards. Many yachters choose to berth in Malta because of the safe environment, the well sheltered marinas and harbours, the excellent local expertise, the convenience of being centrally located plus the ideal climate and weather conditions for yachting all year round.
Maltese cuisine is the result of a long relationship between the Islanders and the many civilisations who occupied the Maltese Islands over the centuries. This marriage of tastes has given Malta an eclectic mix of Mediterranean cooking. Although the restaurant scene is a mix of speciality restaurants, there are many eateries that offer or specialise in local fare, serving their own versions of specialities.
The Maltese Islands have been home to Hollywood blockbusters such as Gladiator, The Count of Monte Cristo, Troy, Munich, Captain Phillips, Midnight Express as well as dramas such as the BBC’s Byron, HBO’s Game Of Thrones and ITV’s Coronation Street.
Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Kevin Reynolds, Guy Ritchie, Michael Bay, Justin Kurzel and other renowned directors, as well as a host of A-list stars such as Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone, Madonna and Sean Connery have all experienced Malta’s film-making facilities.
The Maltese Islands offer a variety of attractions for everyone.
The Maltese are renowned for celebrating life at every opportunity and the sheer number of entertainment options reflects this. This brings with it a healthy diversity, providing entertainment to suit all tastes and ages. Cultural Events from festivals, festas, music concerts, casinos and clubbing. Of course the best way to find out about which hotspots to go to is to ask the locals, and here we are for you and more than happy to share our knowledge and tips with you.
Fireworks in Malta have a long tradition which is centuries old. Indeed the craft of pyrotechnics in Malta goes back to the time of the Order of the Knights of St John. The Order which was conventual, aristocratic and military used to celebrate the most important feasts by special pyrotechnic displays. Such firework displays were an expression of rejoicing on special occasions, such as the election of a Grand Master or a Pope, as well as on the birth of a prince. Fireworks production in Malta is available all year round and we can organise magnificent displays for your groups, both large and small to suit your budget.
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