Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It packs glorious variety into its small archipelago. You’ll find prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, thrilling scuba diving and a history of remarkable intensity.
Malta is staunchly Roman Catholic but is also home to a beguiling mix of cultures that has stewed together over generations, creating a sort of Mediterranean cocktail! Malta and Gozo’s astounding prehistoric sites were constructed by sophisticated-seeming temple builders, who also left miniature figurines and mammoth sculptures of ‘fat ladies’, which have survived millennia and are housed in Malta’s fascinating museums.
There are boat trips, beautiful towns, periwinkle sea, friendly people and soul-feeding views, and you can go from swimming in glinting sea to a clifftop prehistoric site, to a harbourside restaurant, all in the space of a few hours. Combine sightseeing and beaches on Malta with a relaxing stay on Gozo, with its hillocks, small villages and carved-out coast, and you have the perfect holiday.
Interesting facts about Malta:
- During Napoleons 6 day stay in Malta, he reformed national administration, created twelve municipalities, created a public finance administration, abolished all feudal privileges and slavery, framed a family code, nominated twelve judges and established public education.
- Comino, the smallest of the islands, is virtually uninhabited, but one hotel and is carless. The Blue Lagoon is its biggest attraction and it’s not hard to see why.