With a civilization that dates back thousands of years, Malta boasts some of the oldest megalithic sites in the world. Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, Malta’s islands have long served as a strategic military asset, with the islands at various times having come under control of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, and the French. Most recently a British colony (since 1814), Malta gained its independence in 1964 and declared itself a republic ten years later. While under British rule, the island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination while its key industries moved toward more service-oriented activities. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.

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The Best of Malta

Here is a break down of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.    

The Regions of Malta…

Comino Island The Blue Lagoon
 Gozo Ġgantija Temples
Kalkara Fort Rinella
 Mdina Old City 
Mġarr Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples
 Paola Ħal-Safliene Hypogeum
Tarxien Temples
Qrendi Ħagar Qim Temples
Mnajdra Temples
Valletta Lascaris War Rooms
St. John’s Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Valletta Waterfront
Wied iz-Zurrieq The Blue Grotto
Żebbiegħ Skorba Temples

🇲🇹 Malta Country Information…