History and culture buffs will never tire of visiting this archipelago; it’s location just south of Sicily in the very centre of the Mediterranean has made it a meeting place of cultures for thousands of years, as well as a battleground for many historical powers. From the Spanish to the Turks and the Arabs to the Britons, all have left their mark on the islands in some form or another from one of the many forts to the styles of architecture.
Malta offers something for everyone, from sunny beaches for sun worshipers to a vibrant nightlife for those who like to stay up to the early hours of the morning. Outdoorsy types are also catered for. Though small, each island has treks along the coastline that have some of the most stunning views of the Mediterranean imaginable, as well as some of the best diving in the Med.
Cultural Capital of Europe
As a tourist destination, Malta has always been less popular than Spain, Italy and Greece for visitors seeking a Mediterranean holiday despite the fact that English is widely understood and spoken here thanks to the British occupation of the islands. This relative obscurity is about to end, though, as Valletta is to be the cultural capital of Europe in 2018.
In the past, cities that have been granted this honour explode with activity and tourism, so it’s recommended that visitors go now before prices skyrocket and the city’s narrow streets are thronged with fellow tourists. Similarly, anyone considering timeshare here through a specialist such as sellmytimeshare.tv may want to get in quickly.
It’s hard to imagine a better city to be cultural capital. The quaint buildings of the centre that show off the different influences of the cultures that controlled Malta at some time or another host a wide variety of attractions for visitors, such as galleries and museums, cafes and clubs, and busy shops boasting all the major brands. Overlooking all this is the great fortress of the Knights of St. John, a religious order tracing its history all the way back to the Crusades, that broods over the city, as it has for centuries, protecting it from invaders.
For those who find the weight of the ages a little too oppressive or who aren’t in the mood to go shopping and prefer to take a refreshing dip instead, Malta boasts some of the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean. From reefs to wrecks, the islands have it all. Visitors who prefer not to get their feet wet can trek along the islands’ coastlines or do some bird watching, depending on the season.
The slow pace of life in general as well as the sunny weather make Malta the perfect place to unwind for a week or more away from the stresses of daily life back home. The wide variety of activities makes it so visitors won’t be easily bored and present an ideal destination for those who have invested in timeshares, especially since there are so many available. The Mediterranean sun is waiting for you, so what are you waiting for?