Pristine turquoise bays, laid back-beach spots, walled cities and UNESCO sites await in sun-soaked Malta.
Situated between southern Italy and Tunisia, the Maltese islands effortlessly blend influences from both regions; think picturesque coastal cities, rugged desert landscapes, towering fortresses and phenomenal viewpoints. Its relatively compact size makes it easy to sort out where to go in Malta, which is spread out over three idyllic islands surrounded by the glittering Mediterranean Sea and linked by boat.
The mainland (where the capital Valletta is) is where most visitors start their trip, by basing themselves in the nearby resort areas of Saint Julian’s and Sliema. The island of Comino is home to the famous Blue Lagoon, while quiet, rugged Gozo which has ancient temples and caves.