The Maltese archipelago lies at the centre of the Mediterranean, approximately 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometres.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.
With superbly sunny Summers, mild Winters, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.
The warm climate and numerous recreational areas make Malta a popular tourist destination. It also boosts architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.