|Grand Harbour Valletta|
With Christmas just seven weeks away today, and cold weather likely between now and then, there's still time to get away for a long weekend somewhere where it's warm - and interesting.
And quite possibly not somewhere you have considered before - Valletta.
The capital of Malta, there's plenty of airlines who fly to Malta, including the budget carriers, and Air Malta has won awards recently for punctuality.
Valletta itself is a city full of history, along with good hotels and plenty to do, with Grand Harbour an added attraction. Nothing's far away in Malta, a trip to Mellieha is worthwhile for the best beaches on the island, and the ferry for Gozo leaves here, a half hour crossing, for another interesting day out.
For details of Malta property visit www.maltaproperty.info