Seen from the sky, Malta looks like a vast and very dry plateau with small hamlets of ochre houses strewn around the island. The island is quite small with a length of 17 miles and a width of 9 miles. The highest peak is in the south-west with the Dingli cliffs that rise to a height of 816ft. At the foot of this setting of chalky shades, lies the Mediterranean decked out in its very best colours set against a turquoise blue background.
The Maltese spirit is also reflected in the country's ports.© Volha Kavalenkava / 123RF
There are natural, unspoilt landscapes to be found all over Malta, so you'll never be short of somewhere to enjoy a nice stroll or partake in some outdoor activities.© Office du Tourisme de Malte
When night falls, do as the Maltese do and dine al fresco in a little side street or in the harbour.© ? Office du Tourisme de Malte
If you want to gain an insight of the 7,000 years of history which have shaped the island, its towns and cities are easy to get around on foot.© Philippe Halle / 123RF
Malta's nightlife ranges from the buzzing energy of the clubs in St. Julian's to a relaxed evening on the beach.© Office du Tourisme de Malte