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June - August

The islands are hottest in the summer months (June - August), when rain is rare and temperatures regularly reach the high 80`s F with 12 hours of daily sunshine. The summer months are also the time of year when most of the feasts (or festas) take place, where towns honor their patron saint with street parades and firework displays. This is the busiest season for tourism in Malta, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual. Also, the island can get quite crowded in the summer. For a busy holiday in the sun then the peak months of June and July would be an excellent choice where you can enjoy fun in the sun amongst the other holiday makers.

Summer brings crowds of people, a vibrant atmosphere and many festivals. Practically, every week during summer has a festival dedicated to a patron saint in a locality around Gozo, showing that this island is passionate about religion celebrations and traditions.

Summer is also the perfect time to enjoy Gozo`s many beaches and the leisurely way of life that this season brings with it. Diving is popular during this time of year and many visitors enjoying the renowned dive sites along Gozo`s coastline.

For five weeks every year in June and July, the Victoria International Arts Festival takes place. The festival brings an international composition of artists and ensembles to the island. There are also many events that take place around music this time of year.

Note: There is a famous shut-down in Malta during August, this means that some of the smaller family-run restaurants and other businesses won`t be open at all. This lasts for around a week before the 15th of August and a week following that date.