Island of Comino
Island of Comino
The Maltese Islands evoke a sense of escape from reality, but they are closer to home than you might believe. The Maltese archipelago is located almost in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian island of Sicily. Malta is only a few hours’ flight from most cities in continental Europe and has excellent intercontinental connections. If Gozo and/or Comino is your destination, there are regular ferries several times a day to Gozo and from Gozo to Comino. The national airline Air Malta flies to dozens of destinations throughout Europe, and through its international airlines and beyond.
In Malta, you will explore 7,000 years of history but live passionately in the present. You will span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the nature and architecture of the islands provide a stunning backdrop. The colors are striking. A copper colored stone against the deepest Mediterranean blues.
The Maltese Islands have been described as one big open-air museum. What makes them unique is that so much of their past is visible today. Immerse yourself in the mysterious prehistory of the islands, retrace the steps of St. Paul or see where the Knights of St. John defended Christendom.
But Malta is no ordinary museum. Life is lived to the fullest here, so make time for some lively history and action. Visit locations where Oscar-winning blockbusters were filmed or go off the beaten track in ancient villages. Admire the fireworks and merriment of the summer holidays and enjoy a full calendar of events throughout the year.