There are so many tempting Mediterranean islands to choose from for your next sunny holiday break, and Malta is an especially small one, covering only about 316 square kilometres (122 square miles). So, why bother? Well, you’ll be amazed by just how much Malta packs into its modest proportions when you take advantage of one of our many exclusive holiday deals to the island.
You don’t even need to ask us – just ask the 1.2 million tourists who come here every year, quite a figure for a part of the world that only has about 416,000 residents. However, that popularity shouldn’t be a big shock when you consider Malta’s unbeatable combination of a fantastic climate, a well-developed tourist infrastructure and all of the attractions and activities that you can shake a stick at.
Malta has been likened to an open air museum due to its feast of tourist draws, particularly of the historical type. This is a historically significant part of the world, after all, its location having made it a strategically important naval base for every power from the Phoenicians and Romans to the French and British, who have all ruled the island. Malta became independent from the United Kingdom in 1964, and has progressively developed as a must-visit tourist destination since then.
It all means that there’s never been a better time to take in such architectural and historical attractions as the Megalithic Temples, Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni and Valletta, which together help to make up the island’s staggering nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you aren’t a history buff before you come to Malta, you certainly will be one by the time you leave, thanks to such impressive structures as St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, which was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578.
However, all of that history is far from the only reason to come to Malta. The island also attracts many visitors to its rugged coastline, for example, beach highlights including the sandy Mellieha Bay and resorts like Bugibba and Qawra.
Or, if you’re more one for the nightlife, give Sliema a go. This former east coast fishing village serves up some of the island’s finest restaurants and wine bars, with various other exciting bars and clubs to be found in the nearby upmarket town of St. Julian’s.
If there’s a tourist destination anywhere in the Mediterranean that truly punches above its weight, it has to be the underrated Malta.
So why not visit the Direct Traveller website today to discover our current exclusive holiday deals to this wonderfully sunny and welcoming part of the world?