Located at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, below the Italian island of Sicily and above the coast of Libya, Malta is the largest island of the European archipelago known as the Maltese Island.  Strategically placed between Western Europe and the Middle East, has given the Maltese Islands the edge it requires to become a bridge between these two worlds which compensates for the lack of natural resources the small size of the country brings with it.  It has been referred to as Malat by the Phoenicians, meaning safe haven.

Rich in history and prosperous in opportunities, Malta and sister island Gozo, together with scarcely inhabited Comino, and uninhabited Filfla, have been at the centre of major world history events ranging from the World Wars to the current unrest in North Africa.

Malta’s main currency is the Euro and is one of the smallest countries in the European Union which it joined in 2004.  Maltese is the native language and English is officially the Second Language of the islands.

With its 400,000 inhabitants (approximate), the Maltese Islands have a moderate climate with rain falling mainly in winter and dry the rest of the year.  This, together with its beaches and bays attracts quite a number of tourists from all over the globe.  In addition, Malta’s numerous archaeological sites and heritage from the Knights of St. John, make the islands a destination for the most diverse travellers – those looking for sun and sea, those looking to unravel some history of the World, those looking for shopping destinations, and others willing to invest in this medley of culture and leisure.