Travelling (Air & Sea)
Malta, “the Island of the Knights”, is the Southernmost European country situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It is rich with history and a melting pot of diverse cultures as reflected in the Maltese language, architecture, cuisine and lifestyle. Malta gained independence in 1964 after more than 150 years of British rule and a Republic in 1974 within the British Commonwealth and the British military presence came to an end in 1979. It joined the European Union in 2004 and the Eurozone in 2008. Malta is a small but proud nation, awarded the George Cross by the British monarchy for its bravery during WWII, where against all odds it resisted an onslaught of unrelenting air and sea attacks by Mussolini’s Fascist forces and the German Luftwaffe’s blitzkrieg between 1940-42.
The Maltese archipelago’s strategic position in the Mediterranean made it a much coveted prize for various colonizers throughout the centuries, including the French prior to being ousted by the British, the Knights of St. John, the Normans, the Arabs, the Romans and the Greeks. The Great Siege of 1565 is one of the most notable milestones of Malta’s history, where the Maltese under the guidance of the Knights of St. John (also known as the Knights Hospitaliers) thwarted the savage land and sea incursions of the Ottoman Turks. Malta proved to the Christian Europe’s last and enduring bastion against Ottoman and Islamic invasion – thus helping to preserve European culture and the European way of life.
Malta can be reached both by air and by sea.
Operating Airlines to/from Malta
• AIR BERLIN • AIR FRANCE • AIR MALTA • ALITALIA • BMIBABY • BRITISH AIRWAYS • EASYJET • EGYPTAIR • EMIRATES • JAT AIRWAYS • LIBYAN AIRLINES • LUFTHANSA • LUXAIR • NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE • RYANAIR • SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES • SEVENAIR • SPANAIR • VUELING AIRLINES
Please visit www.visitmalta.com/en/airlines, for more information. Low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjest have serveral connections to/from Malta, likewise our national airline Air Malta www.airmalta.com do offer several connections to practically all of Europe.
Transfers:– Transfers from Airport to Hotels or any Destination in Malta – €25 per trip maximum up to 12 persons
Travelling by sea:- Booking and information, please visit www.virtuferries.com, where the island can be reach from Catania and Pozzallo, Sicily by catamaran or Grimaldi Lines guarantees departures to Valletta from Civitavecchia and Catania, http://www.grimaldi-lines.com/
Additional information about Malta and its sister islands can be found from:-