Malta Travel Guide


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Malta

 

Malta is situated in southern Europe in the Mediterranean Sea, roughly 90 km (56 miles) south of Sicily.  The Maltese archipelago includes the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino as well as several uninhabited islands.  Malta has a lovely climate, great beaches, lots of history, and plenty to see and do. 

 

The three islands include Malta, which is the largest of the three, with Gozo the second largest and Comino the smallest and mostly uninhabited nature reserve.  Gozo lies to the north of the three islands, with Comino in the middle, and the main island of Malta to the south.

Malta’s position in the Mediterranean Sea has made it a very desirable place to control throughout the centuries, resulting in many invasions.  It has a rich and fascinating history, dating back to Neolithic times, as can be seen from its ancient buildings and many sites of historic interest.  Malta gained independence from England in 1964.

 

The Maltese islands are very picturesque, with many pretty limestone buildings – a natural resource of the islands. The capital, Valletta,  is on the main island of Malta and offers plenty to keep visitors happy, with its baroque architecture, palaces, cultural events, and places of interest.   

 

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A popular day trip is to take a ferry from Malta or Gozo to visit the beautiful Blue Lagoon and Blue Grotto on the island of Comino. 

 

The medieval walled city of Mdina, the old capital of Malta, is in the centre of Malta and a popular place to browse and stroll.  

 

Malta is, of course, famous for its beaches and is a fantastic destination for beach lovers and lovers of water sports.  It is also terrific for scuba diving, cave diving, and wreck diving, and the clear waters are ideal for underwater photography.  Other popular activities include Jeep safaris, climbing, hiking, golf and bird watching.  

 

 



 

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