🙂 The azure blue Med sea! Diving (apparently). Sunshine. Gozo. Vineyards. Valletta. Tax free.
🙁 Crazy drivers!
Currency: Euro (Formerly the Malta pound, which was renamed Maltese lira (Lm) in 1983)
THREE things we did not know about Malta:
- Malta is not one island – it is an archipelago comprised of seven tiny islets? Only the two largest islands, Malta and Gozo, are regularly inhabited, while the third biggest, Comino (a car free island), features just one luxury vacation resort. The remaining four are totally uninhabited. Gozo is considered one of the top diving destinations in the Mediterranean.It is one of the most isolated spots on the Mediterranean, but there’s evidence to suggest that civilisations have been living in Malta since the early Neolithic period of 5000 BC. The proof comes from the 11 so-called Megalithic Monuments of Malta. The relics are UNESCO World Heritage Site listed, and often marked as some of the oldest free-standing structures on Earth.
- The oldest rock found in the Maltese islands was formed into what is known as the famous Azure Window and has featured in many movies, most recently in Game Of Thrones.