The Maltese Islands are like nowhere else. Amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta and Gozo are packed full of history from both ancient and more recent times. Prehistoric temples and fossil-rich cliffs sit alongside walled cities, great fortresses and a labyrinth of underground tunnels that bear testament to WWII bombardment.
Geographical location provides influences from neighbouring European and Arabic countries, resulting in an eclectic fusion not to be missed. The native language sounds Arabic, but with Italian, French and English words thrown in for good measure and the local food resonates with flavours from Sicily and the Middle East. Typical dishes include fenkata, which is a stewed rabbit dish with wine and garlic, and unsurprisingly for an island, fish is also very popular.