Malta is an archipelago of the Mediterranean that is nestled between Sicily and the northern coast of Africa. Malta has much to offer in the way of heritage, charm, and beauty but the allure of the island begins with its fascinating history.
Malta has been continuously populated since Neolithic times 8,000 years ago. There are freestanding monuments that still exist today, the oldest such structures on the entire planet. After invasions and sieges by every venerable opponent over the centuries, The King of Spain granted the Maltese Islands to the Knights of Malta in the year 1530, kicking off a period of development and connectivity that forever changed the island.
During their reign, the capital city was moved from Mdina to Vittoriosa, leaving the former capital so deserted that it was nicknamed The Silent City, a moniker that remains in modern times and is bolstered by the fact that motor vehicles are only allowed into the city center on a very limited basis.
The Maltese Islands served as a vital stronghold to The Allies during World War II, during which time the islands were a part of the British Commonwealth. King George VI commemorated their contribution by awarding the Maltese people the Cross of George, a symbol that is celebrated on the modern-day flag of Malta.
History buffs are not the only visitors who will be swept away by the charm and intrigue of Malta. Deep blue water, delicious cuisine inspired by a variety of cultures, natural beauty, and quiet fishing villages with pristine beaches are at your fingertips when you visit Malta. Leverage our first-hand experience and let us handle all of the details for your Maltese adventure. We can take care of accommodations, tours, excursions, and more. Just contact us today to share what you are looking for in your next European vacation.