In Malta you'll explore 7000 years of history yet live passionately in the present. You'll span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the Islands' scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. In just 48 hours and a kilometre or two, you can try a new sport, laze on an island cruise and tour the most important historic sites, and still have time to join in the nightlife. That’s the real advantage of visiting Malta.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced diver you will find a dive site among the waters of the Maltese Islands which is perfect for you. Underwater photography is endless: from amazing landscapes to ship and plane wrecks, from sheer cliffs to exciting species of flora and rich fauna; from natural reefs to thrilling caves, swim throughs and grottos.
It's crystal clear waters are perfect for sailing, sea sports enthusiasts, including surfing, swimming, kayaking, paragliding even jet skiing. Beautiful sailing boats take to the sea to explore many inlets and coves that dot the shoreline.
Hiking, tracking and bike riding will give anyone a great opportunity to really appreciate Malta and Gozo's unique character and beauty! Or, enjoy a leisurely ramble or join a jeep safari for a wilder, off-road view. In Malta, a walk is never just a walk. It's a discovery of restless sea, unusual landscapes and timeless Mediterranean life.
The islands ideal climbing conditions also makes it great for rock climbing. With over 1,300 graded rock climbing routes and whole-year climbing that is made possible due to the excellent climate.
Culture & Heritage
With 7,000 years of history, the Maltese Islands are steeped in culture and heritage. This historic legacy, unique in the Mediterranean, is reflected in the country’s national architecture and collections; there are so many areas of heritage and culture to be explored. The sheer number of archaeological sites also on the Maltese Islands sets their history apart from that of other Mediterranean destinations.
One site above all others is special to Malta - the Hypogeum, a labyrinth of underground chambers probably used as both a burial site and a temple. The Islands' temples qualify as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are open to the public. There are megalithic monuments, Bronze Age dolmens, Punic tombs, remains of Roman Villas and traces of prehistoric man, which defy explanation, such as the mysterious 'cart tracks'.
Malta and Gozo's temples are thought to be the oldest free-standing buildings known to man.