Thursday July 13th
The Archipelago of Malta consists of 19 islands, from which only the larger three, Malta, Gozo and Comino are inhabited.
Malta's geographical location in the centre of the Mediterranean, made it an alluring and much-fought-over prize, which shows in the various above- and below-ground defences that can be found everywhere on the islands.
The capital, Valetta, built by the Knights of St John, is a harmonious grid. It is one of the largest natural harbours in Europe. Do not miss the entrance into the harbour: exceptional! It is packed with interest, yet is laid-back and easy. Rocky stretches of coast, limestone cliffs with sheltered bays, gold beaches, beautiful towns, crystal clear sea, friendly people and breath-taking views, make this an ideal holiday destination.
In brief, Malta equals architectural elegance and layers of undisturbed history that are definitely worth a visit.