Malta is a small and densely populated island nation comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. A country of Southern Europe, Malta lies south of Sicily, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya. Although Mediterranean culture dominates the island, there are many marks of British rule, as the British governed Malta for almost 150 years.
Maltese cuisine is offspring of a long relationship between the Islanders and much foreign domination, although the strongest influence is clearly Sicilian in origin. The British influence is evident in the popular grilled pork chops and roast dinners. Malta boasts not only a concentration of history but also of sunshine. Thanks to its moderate climate tourists are provided with ample sports and leisure activities throughout the year from sub-aqua diving to golf. Sun worshippers will be thrilled to know that the sun shines for an average of 300 days per year so be it summer or winter you'll be sure to get a warm glow on your cheeks, if not a full-blown tan. If you're feeling more adventurous you can always hire a car and explore the Islands yourself. But be warned, driving is on the left and the Maltese are known to drive in the shade! No trip to Malta is complete without a visit to its sister islands, Gozo and Comino. Gozo boasts a countryside that is greener than Malta's. Its landscape has flat-topped hills, a rugged coast penetrated by steep valleys and beautiful bays.
Comino is the smallest island of the three. There are no roads or cars and it is surrounded by both rocky and sandy beaches and, last but not least, the beautiful Blue Lagoon, blessed with its turquoise waters, a haven for swimmers and divers.
You will arrive at Malta airport when you come to Malta. There are direct lines from all major cities in Europe. Check the website of your airline company for more detailed information. Your must send information about your arrival at least 5 days prior to arrival. When you arrive at the airport please look for the EC stand, it’s easy to find in the arrivals hall. One of our representatives will be waiting for you with information and a Welcome pack. If you don’t see anyone, please contact our emergency number which you will receive after you enrolled.
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