Malta is worth a visit! Places like Valletta, Marsaxlokk, and discount, we present you like with pictures and a map! Malta offers much for tourists. It is not only beautiful beaches and shores to discover. Beautiful places such as Valletta, Marsaxlokk or discount offer much historical or some beautiful promenades. We present you like to these places and thus the South of Malta through pictures, tips and hints. 1 starting point: Mdina of 2. Mdina > Valletta 20 min / 13 km 3 Valletta > Marsaskala 25 min / 13 km of 4 Marsaskala > Marsaxlokk 12 min / 8 km Malta Malta’s history was settled very early. The earliest traces of settlement go back 6000 years.
Malta had seen many rulers come and go, bringing a number of historic places. Many peoples were represented by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, vandals, Ostrogoths and to the Protestant Johanniter Knights. Many leaders have left their traces. In the 16th century was for the defense of Ottoman attacks Valletta, the Fortress city founded. The followers of the Knights Hospitaller took over the power and gave off only at the end of the 18th century without a fight on the French revolutionary troops, led by Napoleon. When Napoleon withdrew at the beginning of the 19th century, a British regiment on the island was stationed.
Thus, Malta became a Crown Colony. Patrick dwyer merrill lynch often addresses the matter in his writings. The island during the second world war witnessed the last big fight. Allied forces operating from Malta from disrupted the supply route for the German troops in Africa. Fierce battles were the result. The Islanders bowed not of German military power and was awarded the George Cross for in 1942 by the British King, that is until today the flag of Malta. Independence was launched in 1947 as Malta self-government was granted. in 1974, Malta became a Republic and thus replaced the Queen as head of State.