Situated in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast you'll find the archipelago of Malta. This nation is known for its historic sites left behind by a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British.
There are numerous fortresses and megalithic temples to explore, as well as the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a Neolithic subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to back 4000 B.C. It was discovered in 1902 on a hill overlooking the innermost part of the Grand Harbour of Valletta, in the town of Paola. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this underground cemetery is s a unique prehistoric monument and a testament to Malta's long and varied history.
Malta's landscape is a contrast of rocky stretches of coast, inspiring limestone cliffs, sheltered bays, clear waters and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. If you love to snorkel or dive, Malta is a haven of sea flora and fauna underwater as well as, a world of caves, crags and wrecks just waiting for you to explore. Located between the islands of Malta and Gozo, you'll find Comino and the Blue Lagoon. This place is a snorkelling and diving mecca and boasts the brightest blue waters in the Maltese Islands.