The tiny nation of Malta has a idyllic setting, in the middle of the Mediterranean. It’s not just one island, as many people think, but comprises the islands of Malta, Gozo, Comino, the smaller Manoel Island and the very small uninhabited islans of Cominotto, Filfla, Fungus Rock and Saint Paul’s Islands.
When you visit this country you will soon notice that its history is long and interesting. For example, on the islands Malta and Gonzo you’ll find strange historic structures in the middle of the landscape. These pre-historic buildings are older than the pyramids and Stonehenge.
The strategic position of Malta means it’s been conquered and ruled by many different civilisations such as the Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, the Goths, the Byzantines, the Islamic Arabians, the Normans, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and finally the Brits. You can find remains of these cultures on the diferent islands of Malta. Especially Gozo seems to be frozen in time.