The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, and consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers. Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, and is largely uninhabited.
Malta is packed with attractions and places of interest. The countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world. The narrow streets of their towns and villages lead to the main square, which is invariably dominated by the huge baroque church.
With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do: Megalithic temples, underground catacombs, churches and forts are not to be missed. Interactive walkthrough and multimedia attractions offer an overview of Malta's history in under an hour.
The capital city of Malta is Valletta. It is the host to regular plays and concerts, as well as scores of exhibitions and street events. There is a large number of places of interest to visit in Valletta, such as: the War Museum at Fort St. Elmo, St. John’s Cathedral, the Grand Master’s Palace and much more.
The old capital city, Mdina and the nearby city Rabat, also offer several attractions to tourists. Mdina’s Cathedral and museum and various other museums and churches are not to be missed. For a romantic stroll like no other, wander the lamp lit streets of Mdina at night. The Museum of Roman Antiquities and various other sites are found in Rabat.
Other attractions in Malta and Gozo include Marsaxlokk Fishing Village, Mosta Dome, Blue Grotto at Wied iz-Zurrieq, Ta’ Qali Crafts Village and much much more.