The Maltese Islands have been imposed upon by a diverse range of colonisers throughout their history. Nowadays, the remnants of these forces can still be felt in the country's traditions and culture - from the continuing Order of the Knights of St John to surviving British influences from 150 years of colonisation.
The symbol of protection for fisherman adorn the bows of all the boats.© Office Tourisme de Malte
These boats, which are typical of the island, still make up a large proportion of the fishing fleet.© Michele Camiscia / Office Tourisme de Malte
To get a look at the night's catch and an insight into the local life, head to the market on Sunday.© Michele Camiscia / Office Tourisme de Malte
Visit the harbour in Marsaxlokk to take in the vibrant colours used to decorate the boats.© Office Tourisme de Malte
Boat outings can be organised from the island's harbours, powered either by oars or an engine.© Alexander Trofimov / 123RF