The Maltese Islands are at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It is no wonder, therefore, that they have been a strategic base or stepping-stone for so many visitors and rulers in the archipelago’s 7000 odd year existence.
With such a rich and chequered history, especially the modern era from the 16th century, there is much to learn and enjoy about Malta’s past.
Sail into the Grand Harbour and Marsamxetto Harbour and you immediately get a sense of those times gone by. Absorb the beauty of the fortifications of Valletta, The Three Cities and Manoel Island and their rich history. Or follow the watch towers built along the Maltese and Gozitan coast by the Knights of St John to protect the Islands from enemies arriving by sea.
If stone could talk …
It cannot of course but Sunseeker Malta’s professional history and cultural guides can. They will concisely yet precisely inform you of the key events that fill the centuries old calendar and the military architecture that lines the coast.
The culture of Malta reflects the various societies that have come into contact with or ruled the Maltese Islands throughout the centuries. The Maltese events calendar is bursting at the seams all the year round, and especially during the summer months.
Between June and September there are at least 2 village feasts or festi every weekend, so sailing around Malta and Gozo, you are bound to spot a beautiful show of aerial fireworks, not to mention the Fireworks Festival at the end of April.