There are so many reasons why one can fly to Malta, and spend a good week here. If you are a history buff, this can be said to be the place to visit. There are castles, all kinds of fortifications, palaces, churches, and rich artistic heritage that have made Malta one of those Mediterranean islands with so much to admire. If one is addicted to military history, there are to be visited the kilometres of fortifications from the early Bronze Age down to the Second World War, military and aviation museums and even World War Two rock-cut shelters.
Malta has also been described as an archaeological paradise, with its unique prehistoric remains. These are considered as the oldest free standing buildings in the world, and they are awe-inspiring.
If you are interested in the rich cultural heritage, then there is the possibility to immerse oneself in the myriad of traditional activities. Being it one of the national festivities that are held throughout the year, the historical re-enactments with a variety of historical events, as well as the religious festivals, one is spoilt for choice. The religious festivals give a feeling of authenticity, as these are not played for the tourist, but rather they are the main annual event of the locality, organised by the locals for their own enjoyment.
Why Malta, if not for the clear blue seas and skies, and mild weather that is to be found. The sea is an ever inviting place to explore, relax or even to practice scuba diving. The weather is perfect for the winter holiday during which one can explore the countryside with its lanes, narrow passages, small fields, characteristic farmhouses and other countryside architectural heritage. It is the right time to visit the various small villages, with their modern houses, but with a medieval core.
Malta is the place where one can have a good relaxing holiday, enjoying any type of activity that can be imagined, and end the day with good food. One can either enjoy the gastronomic delights of different cuisines from around the world. Yet, there is also the temptation to taste the local cuisine, with the many restaurants all over the island that provide a good deal. Fish is a speciality and one cannot go wrong with a plate of fresh fish. Local food is not restricted to the meals, but a lot of small shops provide one with the possibility of tasting some real good Maltese delicacies – the pastizzi, imqaret, and many others.
Why Malta? Because it is the place to visit, to relax and enjoy.