Once you have recovered from the race why not stay on a few more days to sample more of what the Mediterranean lifestyle has to offer – enjoy and celebrate it as much as possible.

An ongoing vibrant calendar, which only gets a tad quieter during some period, there are always a good selection of clubs to visit, excellent wine bars and first rate restaurants offering an array of cuisines from all over the world to try out.

From cultural events such to major music concerts, international artists visit our islands to offer the discerning tourist a great selection of events to choose from.

The Maltese Islands have also become a hub for the clubbing scene. Internationally renowned DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, Magda, Tiesto, Van Heill appear for guest weekends throughout the year. This scene thrives all year round and is an all-week affair in a variety of venues, from large clubs to quieter bars where some excellent house DJs entertain and the admission is free. The main nightlife clubbing action is in Paceville, on the coast near St. Julian’s, where the clubs and bars are in abundance.

Theatre is a lively and well-represented part of the local cultural scene. The 18th century Manoel Theatre makes a wonderful venue for the performing arts. The open-air Shakespeare performed in the Gardens of San Anton Palace in July is one of the

There is more nocturnal entertainment on offer - try your luck at the casinos, go see a film (blockbuster movies, art house films, re-releases and non-English language films) or dine al fresco at one of the romantic palazzos or bustling harbour restaurants.