History & Culture In the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is just a few hours flying from most mainland European cities and has great intercontinental connections (Airlines flying to Malta). The national airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from the major airports in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Maltese Islands are like nowhere else. For the visitor there is more to see and enjoy than just beautiful clear waters and sunshine. There are Neolithic temples dating from 3600 BC, a medieval walled city that thrives today, an architectural heritage created by the Knights, glittering hidden coves, great prehistoric temples, thrilling diving opportunities and spectacular areas of natural beauty. Malta, the largest island, has the most international choices and the edge in cultural treasures, while quiet Gozo and tiny Comino offer well-preserved countryside. With an extraordinary history and a way of life that is uniquely Maltese, the three islands that make up the tiny Maltese archipelago give the islands their own particular character. Wondering what to do in Malta? Have a look at the Top 10 Things to Do.