Malta

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The Land of Honey

Most likely, Malta got its name from the Greeks, who called it Melita (honey-sweet). The tiny republic (316 square kilometers or 122 square miles) is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

Historically, Malta has been a popular place for conquerors, mostly due to its strategic location in the center of the Mediterranean and its cozy harbors. It's been ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of St. John, French and the British, and only - finally - achieved independence in 1964.

Map of MaltaThis map is from the Lonely Planet web site, a fine source of travel information. Click here to learn more about traveling in Malta (it will appear in a new window.)

Cruising in Malta

Second Wind spent the 2012-2013 winter season in Malta and used Malta as its base in 2013, where it was sold at the end of the season.

Click here to hear the national anthem

Click on the flag to hear Malta's national anthem. To stop it, refresh the page.