The islands of Malta, which include sister islands Gozo and Comino, are situated
in the Mediterranean Sea, 60 miles south of Sicily. With a history spanning over
7000 years, and at the crossroads of strategic maritime routes, Malta has been a
home, stronghold, trading post and refuge to many civilizations.
The Islands have been described as a melting pot of cultures: Neolithic temple builders, seafaring Phoenicians, the traveller Apostle Paul, the Knights of St. John, Napoleon and the British royalty – all have left their indelible mark. Malta is now an independent sovereign nation and a member of both the EU and the Commonwealth.