The Mediterranean island of Malta is a country with a rich heritage derived from centuries of occupation by foreign powers, including crusader knights and the Ottoman Empire. On Malta holidays you see a blend of influences – in particular Italian, Arab and British – in many aspects of everyday life, including the food, language and architecture.
The capital, Valletta, has a famously beautiful harbour that was the site of a famous siege during World War II, and you can learn much about the island’s history at the naval museum here. Another highlight is St John’s Cathedral, which was built by the knights who ruled here in the Middle Ages.
Many choose holidays in Malta for the warm weather and long lazy days spent on sandy beaches washed by clear, shallow waters. English is widely spoken, so you’ll have no trouble making the most of your stay if you just want to relax.