Continent Malta


Why Travel Malta?


Malta is a country located in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast and  is well known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of St. John, French and British. The country offers numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to 3600 B.C.E for you to indulge in.


Apart from the factual information, did you know Malta is comprised of seven tiny islets? Only the two largest islands, Malta and Gozo, are regularly inhabited, while the third biggest, Comino, features just one luxury vacation resort. The remaining four are totally uninhabited. It’s one of the most isolated spots on the Mediterranean, but as per evidence they say that civilizations have been living in Malta since the early Neolithic period. While it showcases some great architecture and natural sights, you won’t find a single forest in Malta. There are also no mountains or rivers across all seven islands.


The proof comes from the 11 so-called Megalithic Monuments of Malta. The relics are UNESCO World Heritage Site listed, and often marked as some of the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.


Due to its unspoilt nature, quiet coastline and ancient artifacts and relative obscurity, Malta has been used as a film-location shoot for many huge Hollywood productions, from ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Troy’ to ‘Captain Philips’ and TV’s Game of Thrones.


Must visit sites include the Blue Grotto—the most famous cave in Malta, with its deep waters displaying magnificent dazzling colours, ranging from turquoise to deep blue. Situated near the village of Zurrieq in southwestern Malta, the waters around the limestone caves and archways are said to be at their most impressive in the early morning when the sun's rays glimmer through the opening to the grotto.


You could also breathe the sea air at Grand Harbour—one of the deepest natural harbours in the world, it has been in use since Phoenician times or explore the Gozo Citadel and Santa Maria Cathedral, lounge the day away at Golden Bay—one of the most beautiful and unspoiled sandy beaches in Malta or visit the stunning capital of Valletta.


As far as food is concerned, Malta is the hidden gem of the Mediterranean and has a fine reputation for its quality cuisine, borrowing heavily from its neighbours Sicily and North Africa. Although food from every part of the globe is to be found, local restaurants providing rustic home cooked family recipes are definitely worth seeking out.


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