Ideally located in the perennial sunshine of the southern Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands offer a fascinating mix of North African, British and Mediterranean cultures.
The compact islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, located south of Italy, are within easy reach of the UK on a short flight. With over 7000 years of intriguing history the islands are like an open-air museum with a host of sites to complement the beaches, rugged coastal scenery and crystal blue waters. The local culture, food and language reflect a curious marriage of styles and traditions from North Africa, the Med and Britain.
Highlights include some of the world’s most ancient religious sites in the megalithic temple complexes of Ggantija, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Hypogeum; the winding alleys of the historic citadel of Victoria; relics of Malta’s medieval glories in the walled city of Mdina; the famous wine makers of Marsovin; St. Paul’s Catacombs and the UNESCO site of Valletta amongst others.