Malta officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country. Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, and architectural and historical monuments. Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean (in its eastern basin), south of the Italian island of Sicily across the Malta Channel. Only the three largest islands –
Malta (Malta), Gozo and Comino – are inhabited. Malta has a Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in autumn and winter, with summer being generally dry. According to International Living, Malta is the country with the best climate in the world.