The Maltese Islands
A few words about Malta
Take the familiar eight-pointed Maltese Cross, the cross still symbolises both the Beatitudes and the eight obligations of the Knights of St.John, live in truth, have faith, repent of sins, give proof of humility, love justice, be merciful, be sincere and whole-hearted and endure persecution.
With superbly sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. With a little help from any guidebook, captivating places of interest are immediately identified – the world famous Hypogeum selected as a place of World Heritage by UNESCO, prehistoric temples and grand palaces are but a few.
The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture.