Malta is the largest of the three major islands that constitute the Maltese archipelago and located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. The island is 27 kilometres (17 miles) long and 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) wide, with a total area of 246 square kilometres (95 square miles). The island’s climate is considered to be ‘mild’.

The Maltese enjoy a very unique lifestyle, are often out and about enjoying the outdoors. Although this is highly noticeable during the summer months, this way of life can be extended during the winter months since these often enjoy sunny days.

Malta is a country with a history dating back to pre-historic times. It has been embellished with historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Arabs, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum – this is a subterranean complex of halls, burial chambers, dating to circa 4,000 B.C. The island also enjoys a number of beaches; both rocky, as well as sandy ones. A number of these beaches have been certified as being ‘Blue Flag’ standard.