Malta’s history dates back an incredible 7,000 years.
In the millennia that have followed, Malta’s personality has been crafted by the many people who have settled here – the Bronze-using people, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Aroganese, the Knights of St John, the French and the British – to name but a few!
Each of these civilisations has left its mark on the islands and, as a result, Malta is one of the most richly-historical places in the Mediterranean. In fact, you’ll find many museums and attractions to visit during your stay – while we also recommend simply roaming the backstreets of the island’s old villages, which often provide plenty of historical insight too.
In 1964, Malta was granted Independence and became a sovereign nation within the British Commonwealth, later becoming a Republic in 1974. Years later, in 2004, Malta joined the European Union, followed by the Eurozone in 2008.