The Maltese Islands have often been referred to as the island of sunshine and history and with good reason. With a history boasting 6,000 years of civilisation, every square meter of its land, its temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilisations. For those with an appetite for culture, Malta and Gozo are strewn with fascinating historical and archaeological sites. In Malta one finds the oldest free standing stone temples in the world dating to 1000 years before the pyramids of Egypt.
Museum lovers will find a variety of treasures to discover. Each museum houses fabulous artifacts from various fields and era be it art, archaeology, natural history, war time, neolithic temples, the golden era of the Knights of Malta or our celebrated maritime history. More treasures can be found in one of the 364 churches built on the island!