Discover Malta

Jewel of the Mediterranean

A European Cultural Capital
She has been fought over for thousands of years, has temples that pre-date the pyramids at Giza and Stonehenge, has some of the clearest waters in the world, and boasts a capital city that is a baroque masterpiece.  Like Croatia of 20 years ago, Malta has just now become a newly discovered travel destination for the cultural enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The Maltese Islands, although small in size, offers travelers a rare opportunity to see a well preserved history and exciting present day culture.



Location and Accessibility

Malta is located 58 miles south of Sicily however it is not part of Italy.  It became a republic in 1964 when Malta was granted independence from Great Britain.  Malta is easily accessed from North America via a European hub such as Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and London among many others.  From Sicily, Malta is accessible by air from Catania, Trapani and Palermo as well as by ferry from Pozzallo.  Our national carrier is Air Malta and great fares are available via code shares with other North American airlines. Other airlines that fly to Malta include Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia, KLM, Air France, Swiss and so many more.


A Few Reasons to Travel to Malta

It is the only Mediterranean country with English as an official language
  Malta enjoys more than 3000 hours of sunshine a year with average temperatures of 77°F or 23°C
  The Knights of St. John popularized and upheld the island for 268 years leaving magnificent palaces, churches and our capital, Valletta
  St. Paul was shipwrecked at Malta and introduced Christianity making it an ideal faith-based travel destination
  Short driving times between exceptional cultural experiences
  Begging is illegal and we are a very safe country