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Malta is special for a number of reasons; often described as the "Heart of the Mediterranean" it has a history that stretches over 7,000 years as well as an astonishing array of sights to discover.
Wherever you venture on the island, the dramatic scenery and architecture provide a stunning backdrop; for this reason it should be no surprise that Malta has been a favourite film location for many Oscar-winning blockbusters.
Malta's landscape is very varied, the north is the most rugged with spectacular views across Comino and Gazo, as well as being home to many of Malta's most established holiday resorts: Bugibba, Qawra, St Paul's Bay and Malta's largest sandy beach at Mellienha. The main coastal resort towns of Silema and St Julian's are excellent for shopping and entertainment, perfect for enjoying the café culture. You can also take in spectacular views from their superb seafront promenades. The 16th century baroque city, and Malta's capital, Valletta, is a bustling and cultural place to visit.
The south is perfect for those seeking a quiet and relaxed accessible holiday, with its abundance of tiny fishing villages and quiet bays in which to relax and soak up the sun. For those of you seeking some culture, you'll find two of Malta's pre-historic temples here, the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, both are well worth the visit. Marsascala is a charming and peaceful harbour town, which comes to life at night, as locals and tourists alike flock there to sample some of the excellent seafood on offer.
The fascinating medieval walled town of Medina largely dominates central Malta; it is considered one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city. Its history dates back more than 4,000 years and the Apostle St Paul is beleaved to have lived here after being shipwrecked on the Islands.
Wherever you go in Malta, you'll find a place that's rich in cultural and religious treasures and you're bound to be wowed by its historical charm.