Book flights to Malta (MLA) with Eurowings for as little as €59.99*.
* Basic fare, unless indicated otherwise – checked luggage is subject to surcharges. Price per leg and person. Limited seating capacity.
Your Eurowings flight to Malta (MLA) will bring you close to Valletta, the capital of the island nation. This beautiful city was built entirely in the Baroque style and dates back to the Knights of St. John. Today, its historic district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chivalric order ruled this tiny but strategically important island for 250 years, becoming the Knights of Malta, which today still operates as a charitable organisation the world over. They founded the Sacra Infermeria in Valletta, Europe's first hospital. Interested holidaymakers will find that the site is just one of the many highlights of the island's 7,000 years of civilisation. The island of Gozo, Malta's small neighbour, boasts the world's oldest free-standing temple, Ggantija.
The peaceable temple builders of Malta, who disappeared around 2500 BC, were succeeded by many other rulers who have shaped the character of the island. The Phoenicians used Malta as a key Mediterranean port of call for their trading empire and gave the island its name, "Malet", which means refuge. But the name may also come from the Romans, who seized Malta from Carthage and called it "Melita", Latin for "honey", which was – and still is – produced here on a large scale. After the Romans came Vandals, Normans, Moors and Spaniards, who all left their mark on Malta's architecture, language and cuisine. Then, from 1530 to 1798, Malta was ruled by the Knights of St John.
Naturally, you can also enjoy a wonderful beach holiday in Malta. Learn to dive and swim with dolphins. The Blue Grotto, a cave system on the rocky coastline, can be explored by way of a boat trip. Since 1800, the island had been part of the British Empire for quite some time and still retains English as its second official language, so language courses are especially popular. Another unique aspect of Malta is the pungent but delicious cuisine of the island. It bears the influences of Italy, North Africa, and many other sources. Try Maltese-style ratatouille, which is known as kapunata. Or have a taste of fenech, rabbit in a red wine sauce. Fish, of course, also plays a major role in the island's cuisine. Sea bream in particular is considered Malta's classic fish and is served grilled, marinated or in a pastry (lampuki pie). On the island of Malta you will find whatever you expect from a holiday in the Mediterranean.