The Maltese Islands are one of the smallest Member States of the European Union, they are centrally situated in the Mediterranean, they are rich in culture and history and together with the long summer season have proven to be an ideal place for a good holiday.

Although the sandy and rocky beaches are not huge, they are very inviting due to the clear, clean, blue water that surrounds them, which is also one of the clearest in the world. The local language is Maltese. This is a mixture of Semitic and European languages.

The Maltese people are known for their great hospitality and friendliness. They also know how to enjoy themselves, and diffuse easily with foreigners. Most Maltese people speak English fluently while Italian, French and German are also widely spoken. The Maltese are in fact multi-lingual. They are also very enthusiastic about nightlife.

Malta offers modern discotheques, and a large number of, clubs, pubs and exquisite restaurants. They are mainly found in the Paceville, St. Julians, Sliema and Bugibba area. Folkloristic nights, Boat Parties and Sunset Cruises are also available.

Malta has often been referred to as the Island of Sunshine and History and with good reason, for throughout your stay in Malta you will find a surfeit of both.

Malta's history was, in a sense, pre-destined for it by its excellent natural harbour and strategic location. The harbour provided a sheltered base for naval fleets, whilst the island itself, situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, enabled its colonizing power to exercise control over shipping in this vast and turbulent sea. Hardly surprising therefore, that Malta has always exerted an irresistible attraction to the (would be) military powers of successive epochs. Control over Malta was a pre-requisite to domination of the Mediterranean and for this reason all the various powers that, at one time or other, held sway over the Mediterranean at that same time exercised control over Malta. The long lists of Malta's colonizers, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Castilians, Knights of St. John, the French and finally the British is indicative of the important role Malta played in the moulding of European and Mediterranean history. The list of important visitors to the island, from the Apostle Paul to Napoleon and Nelson is equally impressive. It is no exaggeration therefore, that Malta's history is a good starting point for the study of the history of the region.

If you want to enjoy Malta you can soak up in its history. History is Malta, it goes on, stares you in the face and you cannot escape it. The good thing is that you will enjoy its captivating intensity. Otherwise you can still enjoy the Maltese Night life, the sun, the sea, while selecting your ideal day cruise or particular excursion or function on the Maltese Islands.