Exploring Malta

An island bursting with culture

Malta consists mainly of 3 small islands which have had such a rich history that the country is practically saturated with attractions and places of interest. With over 7,000 years of history, the historic sites to visit are endless:

  • The Megalithic Temples (including Ggantija, the oldest freestanding temple in the world)
  • The underground St Paul’s and St. Agatha’s catacombs
  • Roman Antiquities such as the Roman Villa in Rabat and the Roman Baths in Ghajn Tuffieha
  • The Knights of St. John’s significant sites, such as Fort St Angelo and Fort Rinella (home to the world’s largest canon)
  • WWII significant sites, such as the Mgarr war shelter, Mtarfa ex-British military buildings, The Armoury and the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa are not to be missed.
  • The National Museum of Fine Arts, with one of the most important paintings being Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John
  • Malta is like heaven for sea lovers. Scuba diving, harbour cruises, yachting and jet-skiing are available almost all year round in the clear blue sea surrounding the islands.