Updated: May 29
Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean sea, located about 80 km south of Italy and 300 km north of Africa.
The country covers an area of just 316 sq.km with a population of about 475 000 inhabitants, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries.
The capital of Malta is Valletta.
St. Julian's is a small town in central Malta. It is a popular holiday spot and Malta's hub for social activities, entertainment and nightlife.
The town has a population of around 13,000 people, and its name comes from the patron saint of the town, Saint Julian.
Located along the coast, St. Julian's is known for tourism-oriented businesses, such as new hotels, trendy restaurants and lively nightclubs, centered mainly in an area known as Paceville.
There are a good number of bars and restaurants in St. Julian's offering a great variety of cuisines.
Despite its new and modern development, St.Julian's still preserves its charm of an old fishing village, that it used to be back in time. Beautiful colorful buildings and small fishing boats docked in the bays, create an unique and scenic atmosphere of the town.
The main places you can see and visit are the Spinola Palace, built in 1688 and the Old Parish Church, both popular historical sites.
You can also take a long walk along the promenade that stretches from St. Julian's all the way to Sliema, and enjoy breathtaking views of the sea. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars that will offer you a fresh drink or a tasty meal.
Your walk will go through the popular Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay, both picturesque, characterized by typical Maltese townhouses, shops and small colorful boats docked in the bays, creating a perfect background for great photos.
The landscape of St. Julians is dominated by the tallest building in Malta, Portomaso Tower that stands at 98 meters.
Portomaso area is one of the poshest areas in Malta, dominated by a number of shops with luxurious goods, high-class restaurants, a beautiful yacht marina, a luxury residential building with a swimming pool, and the 5-star Hilton Malta.
The coast of St. Julian's, like most other cities in Malta, is predominantly rocky.
The main bathing areas of St. Julians consist of rocky or concrete beaches.
St. George’s Bay Beach is a sandy public beach, located in the Bay of St. George, near the famous party area of Paceville. The beach is small and can get easily overcrowded, but it has all the necessary beach infrastructure.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and warm to hot summers that make the country one of the warmest places in Europe, suitable for visits throughout the whole year. Its close location to the continent of Africa, contribute to its mainly dry and rocky landscape.
The photos below were made in the month of February with bright and sunny weather and temperatures around 15-18 °C., though sometimes in the winter there might be quite strong winds coming from the sea.
And Saint Julian's in Summer