At just over 122 square miles, Malta is one of the world’s smallest countries, and one of its most densely populated. Despite its small size, the five islands of Malta have a rich history, serving as an important station and strategic outpost for many of history’s greatest powers; the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, and the Allied Powers of the second world war have all have all occupied this small archipelago in the Mediterranean.
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Bugibba is a popular holiday destination for tourists, with its gorgeous sea front and numerous pubs, restaurants, and clubs,
Qawra offers a pleasant atmosphere and a diversity of watersports, such as jet skiing, snorkelling, and boating excursions.
Sliema is popular for snorkelling and diving, visitors can enjoy exploring the warm waters, abundant with gorgeous underwater sea life.
Malta lies just 50miles off the south east coast of Sicily and just over 200 miles north of Libya, meaning that it is positioned directly between southern Europe and north Africa; an obviously vital location. Having been ruled for much of its existence, Malta gained independence from British rule in 1964, but remains a part of the British Commonwealth, and British influence is still strongly felt. It is this melting pot of culture, mixed with stunningly rugged coastlines and quaint harbour towns that make Malta one of the most sought holiday destinations in Europe.
The capital city of Valletta offers an ideal location from which to explore the country; itself a beautiful harbour town; its stunning 16th century architecture still standing and surrounded by a picturesque mountainous backdrop and deep blue seas. The emergence throughout the 1970s and 1980s of Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal as favourite holiday destinations of Europeans has left Malta with an idyllic blend of preserved culture and a modern yet serene lifestyle. The discerning traveller would do well to find a more unique destination than the Maltese Islands.