The Maltese Islands are located right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 93Km South of Sicily and 288Km North of Africa.
The Archipelago is known to be one of the smallest in the world and only the three largest islands – Malta, Gozo, and Comino, are inhabited, with a population of approximately 417,000 residents.
Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural. It is known for its more abundant countryside, characterized by farmers, fisherman, crafts and tourism. Comino, the smallest of the trio is largely uninhabited, however, there is one hotel on the island.
Enriched with a superb archetypal Mediterranean climate, which is typified by hot summers and mild winters, the Maltese Islands attract visitors who love to enjoy its attractive beaches, an effervescent calendar of cultural events and a thriving nightlife. The islands are also popular for the intriguing history of around 7,000 years.
The Maltese people are known to be usually very friendly. The official languages are Maltese and English and Euro is the currency. To contact any Maltese telephone line from a foreign country the code that must be used is 00356.