Malta is one of Europe’s lesser known gems, a beautiful island country boasting peaceful sea views, pristine lagoon beaches and a rich, fascinating history with some of the most beautiful architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Malta is a small archipelago of 7 islands, just 3 of which are inhabited, scattered across the mediterranean to the south of Sicily.
The island’s terrain is flat rocky, with a rugged coastline featuring some dramatic cliffs. Malta’s highest point is 253m above sea level.
- Having been a British Colony up until 1964, Malta is one of the only European countries to drive on the left.
- Valletta, Malta’s capital city, was the first ever planned city in Europe.