Useful tips


We prepared some tips and curious facts so you can get ready to travel to Malta.

Weather

Days are still long, sunny and humid. Bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, after-sun and bug repellent. Don't forget to pack warm clothes to wear at night, when the temperature drops a little bit.

Electricity

The electrical supply is 230 volts/ 50 hertz and the three-pin rectangular plug system is used, as in Britain.

Rules

Don't wear your swimwear when you're not at the beach; it’s illegal. If you walk around in public shirtless, in your bikini top, or full bikini, you will be fined.

Language

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English. Maltese is the national language of Malta and is of Semitic origin and written in the Latin script. See below

Water

There are no rivers in Malta. It’s safe to drink from the tap, but they use a desalination process. If you are sensitive to these issues, you should drink bottled water.

Currency

The currency in Malta is the euro.

Driving in Malta

Did you know the Maltese drive on the left? You can also find other british signs such as red-painted letter and phone boxes in the streets.

Shops

Shops are generally open from Monday to Saturday, between 09:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00. In more touristic areas, shops are open throughout the day Mon-Sat, from 09:00-19:00 and even later.

Curious facts


Famous Movies

THU venue Fort St Elmo has appeared in films including Midnight Express, 1981’s Clash of Titan’s and more recently WWZ, Troy, and many others!

Maltese Cross

The 8 points of the Maltese Cross represent the 8 obligations of the Knights Hospitaller: to live in truth, have faith, repent one's sins, give proof of humility, love justice, be merciful, be sincere and whole-hearted, and to endure persecution.

The Walled City

Valletta is a fortified and walled city, and one of the smallest capital cities in Europe at only 0.8km2!

Beer

Beer is a favorite drink here as in the UK and is sold in 'pints' and 'half pints' rather than liters.

Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), also known as Caravaggio, arrived in Malta in 1607 to avoid justice. He was wanted for murder in Rome!

Corto Maltese

Corto Maltese, the adventurous sea captain, was born July 10, 1887 in La Valletta.

Learn your Maltese


Merħba!
Welcome!

Pronounce:
MARE-huh-ba

Bonġu
Good Morning

Pronounce:
BON-joo

Il-lejl it-tajjeb!
Good night!

Pronounce:
ill-ALE it-TY-ebb

Ħellow!
Hello!

Pronounce:
The same as English

Bonswa!
Good afternoon!

Pronounce:
BON-swa

Saħħa!
Bye!

Pronounce:
SAH-ha

Jekk jogħġbok
Please

Pronounce:
YEK yoh-jbok

Grazzi ħafna / Grazzi
Thank you very much / Thanks

Pronounce:
GRA-tsee - HAF-na or just
GRA-tsee like in Italian

Skużani!
Sorry!

Pronounce:
skoo-ZAH-nee!