Temperature: A typically Mediterranean 30°C in the summer months.
Best time to visit: Malta experiences hot, dry summers which are most enjoyable in June and September. But their winters are mild too, with temperatures rarely dropping below 15°C, even in January.
Divers and snorkellers: Malta’s northeast coast is famous for its diving opportunities and Sliema’s in a prime position.
Shoppers: Sliema has lots of sophisticated bars and designer shops along its two coastal roads, Tower Road and Triq ix–Xatt.
Explorers: Malta’s capital city, Valletta, is just a short distance away, with a wealth of historical treasures and sights to be discovered.
More about Sliema
Language: English is the most commonly used language in Malta but you’re likely to hear some Italian too.
Currency: The currency used in Malta is the Euro.
Local time: Sliema is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Malta International Airport. The transfer time to Sliema is 30 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Sliema is 3 hours.
Tourist information: Further Malta tourist information can be found at http://www.visitmalta.com/en/home.
Visa and health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/malta for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Malta.
Holiday destinations related to Sliema:
By bus: Like many European destinations, Malta has an extensive network of buses that make getting around the island straightforward.
By car: UK drivers will feel right at home here, as everyone drives on the left. Hiring a car is definitely one of the very best ways to get the most out of your holiday to Malta.
By ferry: If you fancy hopping over to another fantastic island, then regular ferries run between Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Valletta: One of the must-see tourist destinations in Malta is Valletta, surrounded by a high fortress built in the 16th century, and described as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’ by UNESCO. There are plenty of ferries that regularly cross the harbour between Sliema and Valletta but buses are also available.
Holy Week: During the Holy Week of Easter, local people and many international guests take part in the ‘seven visits’, a tour of seven Maltese churches to pay homage to the Altars of Repose.