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Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the ?al Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
Although small in size, Malta is literally crammed full of fascinating history – 7,000 years of it to be precise. In fact it officially has a greater density of historic sites that any other country, so it goes without saying that a spot of sightseeing is generally order of the day when in Malta.
Its fabulous climate, stunning beaches, and natural landscape make it the perfect destination for those looking to soak up some sun, sea and relaxation however, and the abundance of activities, both water and land-based, to keep you occupied if you’re feeling more energetic mean it really is the perfect holiday spot for all.
Comino is the best spot in Malta if you like reef and cave diving.
Comino is actually an uninhabited island that sits off the coast of Malta between the mainland and Gozo and you will find a series of underwater caves that shimmer with a dark blue luminescence.
It’s also a great choice if you want to see a wide range of aquatic life such as octopus and barracuda.
Mdina is the ancient capital of Malta and sits of a scenic hill in the center of the island.
It is famous for being encircled by dominating fortifications and as such it is not to be missed if you are something of a history buff.
There are a huge range of activities to enjoy here such as strolling around the picturesque streets as well as ducking into the many museums.
The town is also known for its cute cafes and eateries that are perfect for whiling away the hours.
With more than 155 miles of coastline, 300 days of sunshine a year, dry hot summers and warm autumns, Malta is undoubtedly a wonderful place for sun and sea. 'Beach' here is a broad term meaning anything from the traditional bucket-and-space sandy shore to a coastline of roughish rocks dropping directly into deep blue waters perfect for a proper or snorkel. Both can be glorious – but it helps to know which you are getting! Malta has some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean and beaches with full facilities as well as untouched coves.
Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. The main coastal resorts and larger sandy beaches are in the northern part of Malta. Malta'smost popular beaches are Mellie?a Bay, G?ajn Tuffie?a and Golden Bay.
The most popular beaches come fully equipped with cafes, sunshades and firms offering windsurfing, water skiing and jet-ski hire, while the quietest are so remote you may share them only with sea birds. And thanks to Malta’s benign climate the prime beach season lasts from May until late in October.
If you are looking for a party in Malta then make the trip to the Isle of MTV music festival which is held in July every year.
It usually welcomes music stars from all over the world and past acts have included the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and Akon.
The entire festival takes place out of doors and the venues sees some 50,000 guests so you know that this is going to be a party to remember.
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