Malta’s history is a long one and so here is a short version of the not so short storty.
The history of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean is one of the most exciting and spans over 7000 years.
Starting with the mysterious Megalithic temples to the shipwreck of Saint Paul, who brought Christianity to the islands, up to the defeat of the Turks during the siege in 1565 - Malta's history occupies a significant place in world history.
The central location in the heart of the Mediterranean explains why Malta has always stood, since the early days, at the heart of the Old and New World.
The Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, the Order of Saint John, the French and English - have all left their mark on the islands and their influence has shaped the Maltese cultural.
During World War II, Malta was considered a bulwark against fascism and was highly fought for. There still remain some historic wrecks left to be dived from this era.
In the year 1962 Malta became independent and since 2008 a full member of the EU.
All this makes the uniqueness of the Maltese archipelago all the more special.