Malta is a small archipelago where you’ll find prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, hidden coves, and a history of remarkable intensity.
Malta and Gozo’s astounding prehistoric sites were constructed by amazing temple builders, who also left sculptures which have survived millennia and which you can discover in Malta's fascinating museums.
Out in the open, gigantic temples and towers from many different eras stand proud, continuing their endless watch over the sea. But the most extraordinary site of all lies underground: Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a 5,000-year-old necropolis carved from the rock.
Malta's geographical location in the centre of the Mediterranean made it an alluring destination. The capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of St John, and fortified towns such as Mdina and Victoria are well worth a visit on the coast. Even Malta’s fishing boats resonate with the past, their prows painted with the colours of the Phoenicians’ boats. And if you like wrecks, scuba diving here won’t disappoint you.
Malta's landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays. The islands' many marinas jostle with boats, whether they are traditional crafts, stately yachts or speedboats.
Malta offers relaxing stays and easy excursions: boat trips; beautiful towns; friendly people; glassy sea; port restaurants. Arrange a stay on Gozo Island, so cute with its hills, slopes, and small villages.
Malta is a mix of cultures. Traditional Maltese food reflects this mix, and combines Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours, while making use of local ingredients such as rabbit and honey.