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Blessed with picturesque shores and iridescent blue waters, a rich crusader heritage and an architecturally magnificent capital, the majestic island of Malta is a striking setting for a Mediterranean holiday.

A marvellous little island nation in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta is famous for its crystal-blue coastal waters and grand capital city, Valletta, built by medieval crusader knights. The country also encompasses the two smaller islands of Gozo and Comino and together they have more than 100 miles of scenic coastline pitted with caves, coves, beaches and geologic marvels.

Popular with sun, sea and sand seekers, Malta also has a history stretching far back into the mists of time that makes it an equally appealing destination for fans of culture and sightseeing. Travellers have a good choice of places to stay from smart five-star hotels beside the beach to smaller urban boutiques in hot heritage spots.

Countless cultural treasures

For its diminutive size, Malta has a surprising wealth of archaeological and cultural treasures including a number of UNESCO world heritage sites. Aside from Valletta, which is one of the most historic enclaves in the Mediterranean, Malta is the site of some of the oldest free-standing prehistoric structures in the world, has seen a succession of Phoenician, Roman, Arab, French and British rulers, and played an important role in defeating Axis forces during the second world war.

The island's history has resulted in a multi-faceted culture that finds its expression in wonderful architecture, warm hospitality, and the interesting fusion of flavours in local cuisine. Valletta, in particular, has so much to offer the curious cultural explorer that it has been named European Capital of Culture 2018.

Beachside bliss and aquatic fun

The islands' clean and clear cobalt seas and coastal features such as the Blue Grotto, Blue Lagoon and Azure Window are a big draw for aquatic enthusiasts such as swimmers, snorkelers and scuba-divers. Famed marine adventurer Jacques Cousteau believed the islands offered some of the best diving in Europe and named Gozo's Inland Sea as one of his favourite dive sites.

Malta's best beaches include Golden Bay, Ghadira Bay and Paradise Bay in the north of the island where most resorts and hotels are concentrated. Mellieha, St Julian's and Bugibba are among the most popular places to stay, while St Paul's is perfect for a peaceful break. If you are travelling with youngsters or enjoy fanciful film sets, don't miss a day trip to Popeye Village on Anchor Bay, where the movie was originally shot in 1980.

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