A lovely and historically rich island group located in the Mediterranean Sea, the Islands of Malta are located just 50 miles south of Sicily and is considered one of the most densely populated countries in the world today. Made up of 3 small islands including Malta, Gozo and Comino, these islands are home to just over 400,000 residents. Take a closer look at these amazing islands and what makes them unique and exciting destinations for travel in the world today. Medieval towers, ancient towns filled with history, capitals of culture, stunning natural beauty, amazing sunny weather year round, beautiful beaches, a rich nightlife and 7,000 years of history make the Maltese islands truly a place to behold.
Malta – Cultural and commercial capital of Malta, this island is by far the largest and busiest. Crowds aside, Malta is a must see as it is home to amazing museums, archeological ruins and more. Sports, recreation, food, urban centers, historic sites of interest and amazing destinations keep visitors coming back over and over.
Gozo – Greener and more tranquil than the much busier Malta, Gozo offers an ideal mix of urban and rural. Thought to be the legendary island of Homer’s Odyssey, legends and indeed the rhythm of the ocean itself still control the movement of the residents of the island today. Offering a stunning coastline with amazing dive sites, Gozo is also infamous for its ancient history and prehistoric temples.
Comino – Smallest of the islands, Comino has the added luxury of having virtually no permanent inhabitants making it a great escape for those looking to enjoy the more natural features of this lovely island group. Located directly between Gozo and Malta, Comino may lack in traditional accommodations however, what it lacks here, it more than makes up for in natural abundance. Popular for snorkelers and those who just enjoy exploring, this island not only has no urban areas but no cars. Only one resort can be found here so it is important to book before you go to ensure your space. The opportunity to experience what many of these islands would have been like centuries before, Comino is a unique and tranquil escape.
Must see destinations in the islands include The National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace of the Grand Masters, National War Museum, Maritime Museum, the The Hypogeum (Circa 4000 BC), Blue Grotto, St Paul’s Grotto, Buskett Garden, The Citadel and Museums, the Alabaster Caves, Calypso’s Cave and Azuri Window. Just a taste of all these amazing islands have to offer, be inspired when you travel to this unique and popular destination for travel.
From history and culture to stunning natural beauty and warm tropical climate, it is easy to see what makes Malta an island destination worth exploring.
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