With winter beginning its inexorable approach, many people are considering where to vacation this year. A popular, and perfect, destination that such vacationers may consider is the archipelago of Malta. A beautiful jewel located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is a perfect destination for first time tourists and dedicated travelers with a diverse history and plenty of attractions for the whole family.
Malta has over 7000 years of history, which has resulted in a very unique cultural and architectural identity. Malta has been visited by St. Paul, conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte, and only recently stopped being a colony of Great Britain. Due to this varied history, the artwork and style throughout Malta is ever-changing and totally unique. Malta also boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the much vaunted Megalithic Temples of Malta, which were built around 3000 B.C.
Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, The Republic of Malta is only 93 km south of Sicily. A country of South Europe, Malta has always boasted a great strategic importance, which is why so many famous leaders, such as Napoleon, have desired, and conquered, it. This prime location makes Malta a favored place to visit with easy access to Europe’s mainland.
Malta boasts a thriving tourism industry, with around 1.2 million tourists visiting every year. As such, there are always plenty of things for an enterprising tourist to do. Whether it’s admiring the artwork that is prevalent through Malta, or enjoying the busy nightlife, or examining ancient ruins or even Scuba diving, there is always something to do.
The accepted currency of Malta is the Euro which makes visiting easy for vacationing Europeans. Malta also accepts international bankcards and has a 24/7 currency exchange building making changing currency quick and easy to do.
The Republic of Malta is a country with a rich history, diverse culture and a perfect location for visiting tourists. Malta boasts a thriving nightlife, many stunning paintings and beautiful architecture throughout the islands. It is, in short, a perfect location for people looking to get away from it all and find a place to relax in comfort and security.