Why choose Malta

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta beckons with its illustrious seafaring past. Known for its ancient temples dating back to 3600 BC, this archipelago is a living testament to millennia of history. The Mediterranean climate blesses Malta with warm, sunny days year-round, perfect for exploring its rugged coastline and hidden coves. Away from the typical tourist hotspots, Malta offers authentic experiences, from traditional village feasts to bustling local markets. As a showcase for the real country, Malta's vibrant culture and warm hospitality welcome cruisegoers seeking a genuine Mediterranean adventure. Fun fact: Malta boasts one of the oldest free-standing structures in the world, the Megalithic Temples.

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Malta's allure as a central hub of world tourism is undeniable, with its ancient sites and crystal-clear waters drawing millions of visitors annually. Despite influencers spotlighting its famous attractions, Malta's history runs deeper than meets the eye. From its strategic position in the Mediterranean to its centuries-old fortifications, the island's story is woven with tales of resilience and triumph. Beyond the tourist trail lie hidden gems waiting to be discovered, from charming fishing villages to secluded coastal walks. The rest of the world admires Malta's history enough to emulate it, yet the island continues to reveal new layers of its fascinating past.

Sink your teeth into the divine flavors of Malta with a hearty serving of ħobż biż-żejt, a traditional Maltese sandwich bursting with Mediterranean goodness. Picture crusty Maltese bread slathered with locally-produced olive oil, then topped with tangy tomatoes, olives, capers, and a sprinkling of local herbs. The island's cuisine reflects its rich history and diverse influences, blending elements from Arabic, Italian, and British culinary traditions. Don't hesitate to savor delicacies like pastizzi, savory pastries filled with ricotta or mushy peas, or fenkata, a rabbit stew cooked in wine and herbs, showcasing Malta's unique culinary identity.

Renowned cruise liners gracefully navigate the azure waters to Malta, offering travelers a gateway to its storied past and vibrant present. Explore the ancient city of Mdina, once home to the Knights of St. John, and marvel at its medieval architecture. Dive into history at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valletta, where the legacy of the Knights Templar is palpable in every cobblestone. Delve into the mysteries of the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground necropolis dating back to 4000 BC. With excursions ranging from archaeological wonders to scenic coastal tours, Malta promises an enriching experience for history enthusiasts and adventurers alike.