Holidays 2018: Seven reasons why you HAVE to travel to Malta this year; Francesca Specter; Daily Express

Malta – Megalithic Temples of Malta

MALTA is home to Valletta, the European Capital of Culture for 2018 – and here’s why you need to visit the country.

1 Valetta is the European Capital of Culture 2018

Its capital, Valletta, is European Capital of Culture for 2018, a title it will share with Leeuwarden in the Netherlands.

The title has previously been held by Pilsen in Czech Republic (2015), Wroclaw in Poland (2016) and Aarhus in Denmark (2017).

The city will hold an opening ceremony on the 20 January 2018 where it will officially receive the title.

2 The weather

Malta’s average year-round temperature is 20 degrees Celsius, rising up to 27 degrees Celsius in July and August.

Due to its proximity to the North African cost, it is hot and dry throughout the year.

3 The Mnajdra Temples

This temple complex on the southern coast of Malta has been described by the World Heritage Sites committee as a “unique architectural masterpiece”.

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