About Malta

The proud keeper of Mediterranean cultures, Malta lies at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea – 93 km from Sicily and 283km from the north African coast. Its strategic position has placed it at crossroads of various colonizing civilizations who shaped up its 7000 years of history. Few other destinations can boast the oldest freestanding monuments in the world, Phoenician tombs, remains from Classical Roman houses, Medieval cities, a Baroque capital and British influences, still felt in the very fabric of the present society. All very conveniently concentrated in 316km squared / 30km by 19km of perfect weather where to pick your preferred mix of cultural site-seeing, good food and boat rides according to the likes of your ideal day. In 2004 Malta joined the European Union to add more colour and Mediterranean flavour to the Continent.