Malta consists of an archipelago at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, just under Sicily. With an area of just 316km² and a population of less than half a million, it is one of the world’s smallest countries. But fear not, there’s still plenty to see and do! Don’t believe us? Check out some things to do in Malta and the beaches in Malta!
Malta’s strategic location at the heart of the Mediterranean resulted in a number of rulers on the islands, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, Normans, Sicilians, Spanish, Knights of St. John, French and British. All of this is what gives Malta such a rich history, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Valletta and seven Megalithic Temples, which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.
Malta is a Roman Catholic country and this is reflected in the Maltese culture. There are more than 360 churches on the main three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino.
Malta has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm to hot summers. It is usually dry in summer and rain mainly occurs in autumn and winter. It is sunny on most days of the year.
Malta has joined the European Union in the year 2004 and since then has been using the Euro as its currency.
Malta’s national language is Maltese but English is also an official language of the country. A lot of the locals also speak Italian, while some also speak other languages such as French and German.
The cheapest way to travel around the islands is by bus, which is run by the Malta Public Transport (https://www.publictransport.com.mt/). One can also make use of the various taxi companies there are on the islands, however, these are costlier. Ridesharing concepts such as Uber are not yet available in Malta.