Malta is perhaps the most beautiful island in the Mediterranean. Explore the fortress city of Valletta which has a splendid collection of palaces, churches and museums. Visit Mdina, a medieval walled city with a beautiful Cathedral and wonderful views from Bastion Square. Tour the eerie St Agatha and St Paul Catacombs in Rabat and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a prehistoric subterranean structure. Discover the 11 ancient Megalithic Temples, seven of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and admire Mosta Cathedral which has a huge unsupported dome. Spend the day on Gozo Island to see the Citadel and Santa Maria Cathedral. Take a boat trip round Gozo to the Azure Window, a natural limestone arch. Go on another boat trip off Malta to visit the stupendous Blue Grotto. Relax on the beautiful beaches, and enjoy scuba diving and windsurfing.
Nowhere on earth did a Goddess ever reign as she did in Malta. Architect Richard England explains the Maltese temples themselves as the personification of the Earth Mother, with floor plans which echo abundant maternal curves. One can easily imagine the concept of entering the "womb" of the temple for communion with the Goddess, and... Read more >>>