Welcome to the Maltese Islands, where history unfolds against a stunning Mediterranean backdrop. Our story begins over 7,000 years ago when early settlers arrived, leaving behind the enigmatic megalithic temples, some of the oldest freestanding structures in the world.

Throughout antiquity, Malta’s strategic location attracted Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans, each leaving their mark on the islands. In 870 AD, Arab rule ushered in a period of cultural exchange, reflected in place names and language.

The Norman Conquest in 1091 laid the foundation for the medieval period, during which Malta became a stronghold of the Knights of St. John, who transformed the islands into a formidable fortress against Ottoman expansion.

In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brief occupation was followed by a century of British rule, shaping Malta’s modern identity. During World War II, the islands endured intense bombardment and siege, earning the George Cross for valor.

Malta gained independence in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. Joining the European Union in 2004, Malta continues to evolve as a vibrant Mediterranean nation, celebrated for its rich heritage, warm hospitality, and timeless allure.

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