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Malta

In Guardia Re-Enactment. Knights inspection of the guard in Fort St Elmo, Valletta.
One of Malta's strongest points is its position. Its location, right in the centre of the Mediterranean, the sea that has fathered several of the world's greatest civilizations, has meant that throughout the ages Malta was one of the most sought after islands.  The archipelago consists of three inhabited islands, namely Malta, Gozo and Comino.

5,000 year old Prehistoric Statuette from the Hypogeum, now in the National Archaeology Museum in Valletta
The first inhabitants crossed to Malta during the Neolithic Period and shortly after built  a series of megalithic temples that still impress and mystify to this very day.  The temples at Ggantija in Gozo are considered to be the world's oldest monumental architecture, built a thousand years before Stonehenge was even started.

Re-Enactment of the Norman Conquest of Mdina in Malta
Along the ages, the archipelago has been colonized and ruled by various rulers ranging from the Romans to the Arabs, Normans, along with the Knights of St. John, the French and the English.  The last mentioned were in Malta from Nelson's time till Independence in 1964. The bond between the two nations was made stronger during the Second World War when Malta went through a siege of over three years.  The bombing left scars on the architecture and the local population, the British garrison as well as the navy which suffered considerable losses.
WW2 light truck from RAF Ta' Qali during a Malta Aviation Museum display.


The local culture was inherently spiced up with various traditions and ideas, so that today the Maltese culture is a mosaic that resonates both European and North African vibes.  Today, Malta is sought after both by the visitor looking for history and the visitor looking for relaxation and fun.  Whilst in Malta, the traveller cannot but be aware of the many historic monuments that have been erected over time. The capital city, Valletta, is the most densely historical city in the world.

Classic Maltese bus with Bugibba number
The islands are compact and going around is easy.  Besides the historical monuments and treasures that Malta offers, one cannot fail to notice the village 'festa', in honour of the village's patron saint, most of which take place during summer.

Country Walk during Spring in Gozo - Malta
The younger traveller is bound to indulge more in the party zone, epitomized by Paceville, which has come to be considered as the 'Mecca' for the younger generation.  Apart from all this, the Maltese archipelago is a haven for water sports lovers. The coast is marked by a series of both rocky and sandy coves and the sea itself attracts thousands of divers every year. In winter, the countryside of the islands offers interesting walks.

All in all, this minute archipelago hosts a variety of activities that makes Malta a great and versatile all round destination, no matter what age, what season and what interests. www.visitmalta.com

Resorts in Malta
San Anton Gardens in Attard Attard lies in the heartland of Malta.  Everywhere is within easy reach.
Bugibba is a town adjacent to Qawra and St.Paul's situated in the Northern part of Malta.  Both Bugibba and Qawra are very popular tourist resort with numerous hotels, restaurants, beaches, bars, nightclubs and a casino.
Comino - Blue Lagoon Comino's name derives from the herb - cumin, this small island previously was home to hermits, farmers, fishermen
and later a garrison - not to mention prisioners of war and a few filmcrews shooting blockbuster movies.
Ramla Bay Gozo, which in Maltese is called Għawdex (pronounced: Awdesh), is a derivation of other older names such as Gaulos. It has an area of 67 square kms, is 14 kms long and 7 kms wide. With a coastline of 43 km, it is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago that, together with the smaller isle of Comino and the main island of Malta form the Republic of Malta.

The town of Mellieha, which sits on top of a hill, overlooks the 'tail end' of Malta.  An attractive village with a central street winding downhill, it is also surrounded by fertile valleys and most spots provide good panoramas of the countryside, the bay and northwards towards Comino and Gozo.

Qawra Promenade Qawra extends southwards from Bugibba and links up to Salina Bay - so called as it was used for hundreds of years to produce sea salt.  Both areas provide hotel accomodation and beach facilities.
Sliema Creek

Located on the Malta's east coast just north of Valletta, Sliema occupies a peninsula with a promenade facing the Mediterranean sea.

St Julians Initially a fishing village, later turned to a summer residence for wealthy locals and now developed into one of the Island's mostly fetched  resorts for night life and entertainment, especially for the youngsters and the middle aged. Within walking distance to Paceville, this village still retains some of it's old dwellings and boat houses.

St.Paul's Islands St. Paul’s Bay is located on the North East coast of Malta and is the largest resort on the north of Malta 15km from Valletta.  The old town of St. Paul’s Bay has extended to the south and engulfed the popular tourist areas of Bugibba and the newer resort of Qawra.
British Heritage.  Grand Harbour

The official name the Order of St. John gave to the city was Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most HumbleCity of Valletta. However, with the building of bastions, curtains and ravelins, along with the beauty of the baroque buildings along its streets, it became known as Superbissima — 'Most Proud', amongst the ruling houses of Europe. In Maltese it is colloquially known as Il-Belt, simply meaning "The City".

 
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