Malta was a British colony for over 160 years, This historical legacy explains why English is one of the two official languages spoken in Malta. Temples, palaces, cathedrals, and forts provide a living history you can almost touch. Sound plays an important part in the life of the Islands. The mix of fireworks and village band marches transforms a summer night into a special memory. The advantage of a stay on the Maltese Islands is that you can experience several holidays in one. Malta was a British colony for over 160 years, This historical legacy explains why English is one of the two official languages spoken in Malta. This, together with an excellent climate and the option to turn learning into a holiday, make Malta an ideal place for studying English. Maltese cuisine is the result of a long relationship between the Islanders and the many civilisations who occupied the Maltese Islands over the centuries. This marriage of tastes has given Malta an eclectic mix of Mediterranean cooking. Although the restaurant scene is a mix of speciality restaurants, there are many eateries that offer or specialise in local fare, serving their own versions of specialities. To experience all this, you won't have to travel far. Just a few hours flying time away from most European cities to Malta, the Islands are serviced by direct scheduled flights operated by the national carrier Air Malta, international airlines and various low-cost carriers.