Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, the tiny country of Malta is made up of three islands - Malta Island, which is the largest of the three, Gozo and Comino. All are popular tourist attractions, but Malta is the tourist hub, not only because of its magnificent beaches, but also because of the ruins of the island's ancient capital city in Valletta, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mdina.
Valletta hosts the famous annual MTV music festival, making it popular with the young, trendy set and the little town is lively and full of atmosphere, with an exciting nightlife, trendy cafes and lots of fun activities. Malta is also famous for its delicious fresh seafood, spectacular coastline and traditional villages.
History is everywhere, and archaeological wonders are the order of the day in Malta, which has been nicknamed the Mediterranean's Open Air Museum. You'll find medieval walled citadels here, splendid Baroque churches, massive megalithic structures called the Ggantija Temples on Gozo Island, which are older than Stonehenge, and much, much more.
Of course, Malta is a beach resort, and the best beaches are found in the north of Malta Island, at Golden Bay and Mellieha Bay. On the island of Gogo, famous for its rolling hills and tranquility, you can laze on the red sands of Ramla Bay. And on Comino Island there's the Blue Lagoon, where the water is a magnificent turquoise colour found nowhere else in the Med and where watersports abound.
- Malta International Airport, LMML