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English Language Courses in St Julians, Malta

Malta: guide, information and highlights 

The Island of Malta is a small but heavily populated island nation located 90 kilometers south of Sicily. Consisting of 7 islands, Malta is a popular tourist resort due to its warm climate, sea proximity, exciting nightlife and a history dating back thousands of years.
Tourism in St. Julian's
During your English course in Malta you could explore the 7000 years of history and fabulous scenery offered by these islands. You'll always find something new to discover here. Wherever you go you will find spectacular scenery and stunning architecture that creates a unique atmosphere.
Geography and Climate
The average annual temperature is 18.7 ° C. This value was calculated from measurements made in Valletta, however, as the climate on the island is very uniform, this data can be applied to the entire archipelago.
Culture in St. Julian's
There is a mixture of different cultures in Malta, but above all it is very much influenced by Italian culture and the English.
Shopping in St. Julian's
In St. Julian's you will find lively markets, chic and trendy fashion shops and long streets with the latest fashion in Europe. You'll find everything if you decide to go shopping in Malta.

Malta top 10 attractions

1. Valletta
Described by UNESCO’s World Heritage website as "one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world", Valletta is Malta’s capital city squeezed in less than one square kilometer of space. From the rich St. John’s Co-Cathedral, to the pristine 300 year old Manoel Theatre, restaurants, arts, monuments, traditional balconies, shops and malls, museums, forts and bastions, flea markets...Valletta has got it all.
The main street of Valletta, Republic Street, runs down the whole length of the capital and is the main commercial street on the island. Here you can find shops selling everything from expensive branded products to more mainstream items. Dining options are good with quality restaurants also serving the local business community. Cafés are in the plenty, both in the centre of the capital and on the borders with views of the Grand Harbour. An increasing presence for the evening crowd in Valletta are trendy wine bars usually atmospherically built within Armier Bay and neighbouring bays Limits of Mellieha. Quite small beaches, but with some well known lidos and facilities.
2. Mdina
Mdina is Malta’s medieval jewel. It’s distinctive narrow winding streets sheltered by imposing walls of nobles houses are simply beautiful and suggestive to stroll in. Hardly any signs of modern development are noticeable and the lamp-lit evenings are surreal. A number of attractions related to its history are well worth visiting and you also get the best views of Malta from here.
3. Sun, sand & sea
Even though Malta has a multitude of historic and cultural gems, the sunny weather, some of the cleanest sea anywhere and idyllic beaches remain a main draw for tourists. There are the obvious popular sandy beaches as well as the rugged but no less beautiful rocky coasts. Gozo also has a number of unique spots and Comino’s Blue Lagoon is material for glossy brochures.
4. Gozo
Gozo is a smaller rural island to the north of Malta just a half-hour ferry ride away. It is a vivid glimpse into what Malta was up to a few decades ago. A slower pace of life, welcoming locals, open countryside, raw rugged coastlines, sleepy unconverted villages and traditional crafts. Gozo’s must-see attractions include the Citadella, Ggantija Temples, ta’ Pinu Sanctuary and the Dwejra area.
5. Country walks
Spring, autumn and most of winter offer the perfect climate to walk the contrasting and rich Maltese countryside. Gentle hillsides, dramatic cliffs, isolated seaside inlets and secluded pathways are begging to be explored. Coastal towers, wayside chapels, indigenous wild fauna along typical rubble walls and rugged garigue with sweeping coastal views are a gratifying way to explore Malta and Gozo.
6. Diving
Thanks to the ideal weather, diving in Malta is an all year round sport. The Mediterranean waters surrounding the Maltese islands are some of the cleanest and clearest seas you will ever see. With dramatic underwater drop-offs, intriguing caves, a variety of natural and artificial reefs, a healthy marine life and very professional diving schools dotting the islands, diving here gets two thumbs up.
7. Mediterranean dining and nightlife
Malta boasts more than its fair share of inspired restaurants. Eating the ‘catch of the day’ under a brilliant night sky is what Mediterranean living is all about. Head out to an atmospheric wine bar for a laid back evening or try your luck at an opulent casino. The younger generation will enjoy the thriving clubbing scene and the multitude of bustling venues around St. Julian’s and Bugibba.
8. Megalithic temples
These prehistoric monuments are megalithic complexes dating as far back as 3,600 B.C. In all, five of these temples are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the oldest known freestanding temples in the world at Ggantija and the underground wonder of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.
9. Comino and the Blue Lagoon
Comino is a miniscule island half way between Malta and Gozo. In an area of just over a square mile, it packs a day’s pleasurable walk complete with a charming little chapel, picturesque castle and dramatic cliffs, a four star hotel with self catering apartments and the incredible Blue Lagoon. The latter’s turquoise waters must be the best spot for swimming and snorkelling anywhere in the Mediterranean.
10. Village religious feasts
This is another typical southern European tradition. The sheer amount of effort, energy, fanaticism and belief that goes into these ‘festas’ draws in the crowds, both local and foreign. Follow the town band and statue processions, let your hair down in street parties and meditate in adorned churches, taste traditional delicacies from street stalls and marvel at breathtaking firework displays.
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