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Great Siege 1565 Malta

Great Siege 1565 Malta

Karl V., Spanish king and the Kaiser of Germany gave the island of Malta as fiefdom to the Knights Hospitalizes (Knights of St. John) in 1530 with the purpose to use their powers against the godless enemies. The Turks defeated the fleet of Venice which was the biggest at that time in the Mediterranean Sea in 1538. The only galleys that could still endanger the Turks were that of the Knights of St. John. A conflict was inescapable. ... more

Mdina - the old capital

Mdina - the old capital

Mdina is the old capital city of Malta and lies on the south-western part of the island. You could say only a little bit in the outback. Beside it is Rabat. The population of Mdina is around 400 people. It is quite impossible that the population can increase, because the whole city resembles more a castle or fort then a city. The city lies 190mtrs above sea level (that’s quite high for Maltese landscape) and is surrounded with slopes on three sides. The city has almost the form of a square and is very strong fortified. ... more












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Gozo
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The Popeye village

The movie about Popeye (starring Robin Williams in his first ever movie!) was shot here in Malta in 1980. Only for the movie a whole village was constructed. The village is still there, north-westwards on the island - unfortunately it’s not easy reachable.

Mistra Bay

This bay is not very easy to reach, that aside however it is worth the trip. On the way from Bugibba to Mellieha one can find it. A small side road leads off the main street to the bay. The bay is not very large and unfortunately it is also very stony.

Peters pool

Peters pool is a small sheltered bay in the south of Malta. Reaching this bay is not very easy. No buses go through; even with a car its not straight forward. On one hand the way to reach the bay is not signaled very well and on the other hand the road is very narrow. In some places almost too narrow for just one car to pass through and traffic passes both ways!




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