About Malta

Surrounded by crystal clear sea and blessed with sun for most of the year it’s no secret that Malta is a jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean. But Malta isn't just sun and fun! Its rich history dates back about 7,000 years and the earliest temples pre-date Stonehenge and the pyramids.

Malta’s strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean has always been coveted by all the major powers throughout the region. Past empires from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the Knights of Malta and more recently the British Empire have all left their own indelible mark on Malta giving it its rich history.

You’ll come across historical sites and architectural gems around every corner. The varied scenery and the wealth of things to do and places to visit during your stay here will keep you wishing you had time to fit in more.

With the Maltese Islands being within a couple of hours from most central European airports, and with many scheduled and low-fare airlines linking Malta to many other countries, getting here could not be easier.

We aren’t surprised that our island has been ranked the third best country in the world to live in by International Living magazine.

Apart from the country’s numerous other virtues, we are well known for our hospitality to tourists. Malta also has a healthcare system to boast about and is statistically proven to have a low crime rate. In comparison to some other European countries, it has a relatively low cost of living.

For more information about Malta, visit the Malta Tourism Authority website (MTA). Or you can download MTA's Information brochure on Malta.