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Malta may be small but it is incredibly varied. If you can tear yourself away from the beach you can discover prehistoric ruins, fossils embedded in cliffs, secluded coves, scuba diving or snorkelling opportunities and fascinating historic buildings. Underneath the limestone cliffs there are a dazzling array of watersports to enjoy and from the chic restaurants there are Maltese dishes - that include Sicilian and Middle Eastern flavours - to sample. The archipelago of Malta is where you can appreciate modern comforts and - especially on Gozo - also feel like you have travelled back in time.
Valletta - Malta's capital feels like it would be more at home on Lilliput: it was built by the Knights of St John on a peninsula that's less than half a mile squared. Its 16th century elegance is still tangible today but its Opera House has helped it gain some modern charms. Its status as the European Capital of Culture for 2018 has catalysed the addition of new cultural attractions, museums, bars and restaurants. If you can bear to leave its warm embrace take a boat tour to the Three Cities or visit the prehistoric wonder that is Hal Saflieni Hypogeum.
Mdina - The Arabic walled city of Mdina is all golden-stones and hidden lanes. Its history stretches back to 1000 BC and it has seen Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs adding to its fortifications. Stroll through its moat, which has been landscaped and lawned, and you are more than likely to find a festivals or event taking place.
Vittoriosa - Even smaller than tiny Valletta, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in flowers. Its alleys are extravagantly festooned with floral displays but it’s on the waterfront that you’ll find the most atmospheric place to stroll.
Mellieħa - Precariously perching on the ridge St Paul's Bay and Mellieħa Bay, Mellieha is much less developed than the other resorts nearby but it boasts some fine restaurants and offers easy access to the watersports of the bay below it.
The ancient charms of Gozo are not alone in making you feel like you have arrived back in time. There are stunning prehistoric ruins just outside Valletta, Arabic walled towns in Mdina and beautifully flower bedecked walls in Vittoriosa.
The cultural capital of Malta, and of Europe for 2018, is Valletta and it is worth checking for the events and festivals that can often be enjoyed here. Make sure you sample the fine Maltese cuisine that fuses the influences of the different cultures that have helped create the varied history of this archipelago. Enjoy the sandy beaches - and the many opportunities for watersports that exist on them - but don’t forget the whole other world that is just under the waves. Snorkelling and scuba diving are widely available and hard to better.