Thursday, 05 December 2013
Lying directly south of Sicily and North of Africa, Malta is a real jewel of the Mediterranean. Steeped in a fantastic history, the islands have been fought over and ruled by various occupiers for centuries. The stepping stone from Africa to Europe, these days it is a popular destination with much to offer for individual travellers and families alike.
Malta is mainly regionalised, urbanised to the south of the island yet offering unique insights into Maltese culture, the North brings out the beauty of the islands with its rolling valleys and beautiful bays.
Malta is the smallest member of the EU with a population of 400,000. It is the only nation in the world whose flag bears a decoration awarded by a foreign country, the British George Cross.
Malta has 2 official languages, Maltese and English. Its currency is now the Euro, being part of the EU since 2004.