As every Muslim should visit Mecca at least once in his lifetime, every fan of the history of medieval knights should visit Malta at least once. So we are flying to Malta.
The islands collectively known as the Maltese Islands are a storehouse of information and enjoyment for any fan of history. Not only the most ancient buildings of the world – the Prehistoric Temples of Malta – located here, here you will find a well-preserved medieval city Mdina “City of Silence” and the younger, but still old, Valletta, which was built only because of the invasion of the Turks.
Only lazy has not tried to conquer the tiny Malta – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, even Normans got here. Templars Knights have settled down here in the XII century. What was so attractive to the all of them? After all, when the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1530 offered Malta to the Order of St John of Jerusalem, those, visited the island, told their superiors that it is bare rock in the sea which has nothing at all. However, they have agreed to find a new homeland here after loss Palestine by the Christian world, from which won the Order and the people of Malta.