Malta is an island paradise enjoying a gorgeous climate, fabulous food, great beaches and a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle.
But there’s a whole lot of other things that this archipelago of three islands are famous for. In this short article, we’re going to run you through just a few of them.
Malta is famous for being the home of the Knights of St John and being the turning point of Christianity when La Valette led his knights, Maltese and Spanish soldiers in the Great Siege by the Ottoman Empire in 1565.
It is no coincidence that Malta is also known for its architecture and Valletta, the first grid planned city in Europe.
We are also famous for the Second Great Siege which saw the people of Malta being awarded the George Cross for bravery, resisting the Axis forces in World War II.
Malta is also famous for its Neolithic temples, which are believed to be about 5,000 years old and are the oldest free standing buildings in the world.
Malta is also famous for being the most densely populated country in Europe, with a rich history that gave us 359 churches – more than there are days in a year.
We are also famous for Comino’s blue lagoon. Ask any Maltese and they will tell you that boats look like they are floating on air because the water is so clear.
We are also famous for our love of food. If you have not tried a pastizz – a savoury snack made out of golden flaky pastry, filled with ricotta or mushy peas, then you haven’t really experienced life! We are also famous for our traditional rabbit dishes, pastas and amazing seafood.
Speaking of the sea, Malta is also famous for it’s traditional luzzu fishing boats. You can see hundreds of them with their all seeing eyes in the fishing port of Marsaxlokk. We are also famed for diving, being repeatedly voted the best diving destination in Europe.
As a people, the Maltese are most famous for their hospitality and their love for a chat. Maltese people will go out of their way to help you, even taking a detour to show you to your destination.
The Maltese will use any excuse for a party. Whether it is politics, football or the local village feast, we pull out all the stops to have fun.
Festas are a sight to behold and they are famous around the world. A mixture of sombre procession and exuberant band playing and street parties, Maltese religious feasts are the stuff of legends.
We are passionate and can be noisy, people sometimes think we are fighting, but we are actually just happy to see each other and can’t control our emotions. We are famous for loving life and being the life and soul of the Mediterranean. We’re also well known for being an island nation that has flourished despite the challenges posed by size and geography.