Malta Origins and some basic facts!
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta is a small developed south European country, consisting of an archipelago of 7 islands and is situated at the ancient cross-roads in the Mediterranean Sea.
Only the 3 largest (Malta, Gozo and Comino) of the 7 islands are populated covering just over 300 Sq. km in land area, making it one of the smallest and mostly densely populated European countries. Throughout history, Malta’s location has been of strategic importance and hence it has had a succession of powers ruling it. Malta finally gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a Republic in 1974 which is why despite Maltese being the national language the official language is usually English. MaIta’s unique history, location and English speaking population is also the reason it is a perfect holiday destinations and why Malta Tours are sought world over by all kinds of travelers.
Malta has a long Christian legacy and is an Apostolic See. According to the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul was shipwrecked on the island and ministered there. Catholicism continues to be the official and dominant religion in Malta.
Places of interest to see and things to do.
While Malta is a playground for adventure and activity lovers, it is also seeped in history and home to many World Heritage sites. The most prominent of these being the Ggantiga temples, which are believed to be more than 5500 years old (from the Neolithic age) and the oldest free standing structures in the world.
Take a pick from a range of Malta Tours and you can take a tour of the «Three Walled Cities» of Malta (Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea) which were enclosed by a large fortification by the Knights of Saint John in the 16th Century.
Not a history buff? You can also take one of the other Malta Tours to see the beautiful natural surroundings in Malta such as the «Blue Grotto» or the Azure WIndow, which has been standing there for millions of years despite the harsh weather it is subjected to.
Need some action? Apart from its rich history and connection to how it helped shape the modern world as we see it today, Malta tours also offer every kind of adventure and activity you can think of. Whether it be sailing on a boat around the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino, snorkeling and diving to see the varied marine life surrounding this region or simply soaking up the sun on the numerous beaches dotting the coast of the islands, you will not be disappointed by what Malta offers!
Malta also has a vibrant night life in St. Julian’s Bay or the Paceville (pronounced Patchy Vill, as in Villa) area of St. Julian’s on the main Malta island. Valleta is the capital of the country and is a hive of activity in the day, but at night the city relaxes, though there are some quite bars and restaurants.
Another must do on your is to eat at a traditional restaurant or one with a view of the Grand Harbour which is natural harbour on the island and is iconic to the region. You could also take Jeep Excursion to Gozo which is deemed to be very popular and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean as you drive along the coast.
A cool way to travel in Malta is by the public transportation system of buses which is very well managed and popular, but for those pressed for time it is suggested to book with one of the numerous travel agencies and online web sites offer many interesting and breathtaking tours and activities.
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