Malta is an archipelago consisting of three main islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. It's known for its stunning coastline, crystal-clear waters, and a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers.
The country's history is incredibly diverse and spans thousands of years. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times and has seen influences from various civilizations, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Knights of St. John, and the British Empire. Its strategic location has made it a melting pot of cultures.
Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the capital of Malta and is renowned for its well-preserved Baroque architecture as well as its rich cultural heritage, with a blend of Mediterranean and European influences along with its unique cuisine, featuring dishes like pastizzi (savory pastries) and rabbit stew.
Both Maltese and English are the official languages.