LocationMalta is located in the center of the Mediterranean sea. Made up of three Islands, the mainland, Malta, sister Island, Gozo and tiny Comino, the Maltese Islands are located just 100km south of Sicily and about 300km north of the African Coast. The size of Malta is just 27km long and 14km wide and enjoys a long coastline made up mostly of flat rocky bays and coves and a few charming sandy beaches. Malta also has some excellent natural ports and harbours and three main Yacht Marinas.
Travelling around Malta is simple and no destination normally takes you longer than 30 minutes by car. Malta has recently acquired a new bus system and driving is, like the British, on the left.
Malta forms part of the European Schengen Area, therefore EU passport holders can freely travel here without any Visa requirements or border controls. Visa requirements for other countries follow the same Schengen Rules. More details can be found at http://www.mfa.gov.mt/Default.aspx?MDIS=530
The Maltese Islands are easy to travel to from most major European countries and cities. Flight times vary from 3 to 4 hours from the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, two to three hours from central European cities like Paris and Frankfurt and less than an hour from Rome. Direct flights can also be found from Dubai, Cyprus and Cairo among others. Major Air Carriers operating direct flights to Malta include Lufthansa, Air Malta, British Airways and the low cost airlines like Ryan Air, Vueling and Easy Jet.
Transport from the airport to your home in Malta never takes longer than 30 minutes!