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Malta is made up of seven small islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Only the largest three islands are inhabited, Malta, Gozo and Comino. The warm climate, along with many coastal holiday resorts, attract vast numbers of tourists each year.

There are many historic attractions throughout the islands such as Prehistoric, Greek, Phoenician, Roman and from the days of British Empire rule from 1814 until Malta achieved independence 21st September 1964.

The islands capital is Valletta. The Holiday Resorts that attract most of the tourists, are situated around the Islands with diving and scuba diving well catered for.

The currency in Malta since 2008 is the Euro. Beer Prices . Currency Converter.

Flights take about 3 hours between UK Airports and Malta International Airport.

Ryanair provide flights between Malta International Airport & UK Airports such as: Birmingham . Bournemouth . Bristol . Dublin . East Midlands . Edinburgh . Glasgow/Prestwick . Leeds/Bradford . Liverpool . London Luton . London Stansted . Manchester .

See Malta International Airport / Wiki for information on other airlines that fly there such as British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.

Malta International Airport is located 8 km, 5 miles southwest of Valletta. Taxi, Bus & Airport Transfer Information . Google Map.

Inexpensive Transfer Companies Car, Minibus, Coach are the most popular way to travel between the airport and a holiday resort such as:
transfersmalta.com
. www.maltatransfer.com . www.suntransfers.com/malta-airport . www.holidaytaxis.com .

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The Malta Islands have a climate suitable for most of the year holidays.

The capital is Valletta situated about 3 miles northeast of the Airport with the Holiday Resorts situated around the island such as:

Sliema about 4 miles north of the Airport.

St George's Bay about 5 miles north of the Airport.

Qawra about 7 miles northwest of the Airport.

St Paul's Bay about 7 miles northwest of the Airport.

Mellieha about 10 miles northwest of the Airport.

Paradise Bay about 11 miles northwest of the Airport.

Popeye Village about 10 miles northwest of the Airport.

Comino Island about 14 miles northwest of the Airport.

Marsalforn /Gozo about 19 miles northwest of the Airport.

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Valletta is the historic port city of Malta. Many of the buildings here are from the 1500s onwards, built during the rule of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, the Knights Hospitaller.

Valletta was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, even though it had been extensively damaged during World War II.

The port now attracts many of the worlds largest cruise ships.

The Royal Malta Golf Club is situated on the southwest side of Valletta.


Sliema is situated about 4 miles northwest of the Airport.

This town and the coastline running north to St Julian's, is one of the main resort locations on Malta. The area is popular for shopping, restaurants and cafes.

The area also has a number of spots suitable for Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, with tuition available for beginners.

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St. George's Bay is situated about 5 miles northwest of the Airport.

This resort is situated around a bay with a golden sand beach.

This resort is quite small with most of the hotels by the beach, bars, restaurants, modern shopping centre, and cinemas, one with an Imax screen.

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Qawra is situated about 7 miles northwest of the Airport.

The shoreline here is mostly rocky. As most of the rocks are flat, they are suitable for sunbathing and for access to the sea.

Swimming and snorkeling along the coastline is extremely popular.

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St. Paul's Bay is situated on the northeast coast of Malta about 7 miles north of the Airport.

This is the largest resort on the north side of Malta. The resort has grown southward and merged with the other tourist towns of Bugibba and Qawra.

Most of the shoreline is flat rock, suitable for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.

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Mellieha Bay is situated about 10 miles northwest of the Airport.

This resort has the largest sandy beach on Malta. The shallow water here is clean and suitable for children.

There is a large variety of water sports available including what is said to be some of the best scuba-diving in the Mediterranean.

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Paradise Bay is situated about 11 miles northwest of the Airport on the northwest of the island.

This picturesque beach is set in a small sheltered bay.

The beach is busy all year as it has a large hotel, good restaurant and a snack bar. Boats and sea kayaks can be hired at the beach.

Ferries depart from close to this beach for the islands of Gozo and Comino. They leave from the peninsula next to the beach named Marfa Point.

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Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village, is made up of a some ramshackle wooden buildings around Anchor Bay, in the northwest corner of Malta, two miles from the village of Mellieha.

The village was built as a film set for the 1980 film Popeye, a joint venture by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions, with Robin Williams being the main actor.

The village now serves as a family attraction.

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Golden Bay is one of three excellent sandy beaches in the north west of Malta, the others are Ghajn, Tuffieha, and Gnejna.

Golden Bay has the large Radisson Golden Sands hotel on a cliff overlooking the beach, with a popular, good value restaurant with views over the beach.

The beach has food kiosks, umbrella and deck chair rental, and a restaurant close by. The bus stop is situated close to the beach.

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Comino is an island situated between the islands of Malta and Gozo, about 14 miles northwest of the Airport.

Comino is is a quiet island with only four permanent residents.

The main attraction on the island is the Blue Lagoon that attracts vast amounts of tourists and tour boats each day. The Blue Lagoon is popular with divers, snorkelers and swimmers wanting to view the rich marine life.

Other beaches on Comino include St. Mary Bay and St. Nicholas Bay.

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Marsalforn is a fishing village on the north coast of the island Gozo, the islands most popular resort.

This village is fairly small with all the amenities close by. The village is popular with islanders at weekends, and many islanders have their summer holidays here.

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Xlendi Bay is situated on the southwest side of Gozo.

This is a scenic inlet with a sandy beach, a popular swimming area for families.

The bay was originally a fishing village, before being transformed into a holiday resort. Xlendi Bay has a good selection of bars, restaurants, holiday apartments and hotels.

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For more information on Malta, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malta.

Malta Website, with an interactive map showing all the islands Historic Sights and Attractions.

Sea Fishing and Diving at Malta: www.fishingmalta.com/fishing

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