Made up of seven tiny islands in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese archipelago boasts a rich tapestry of archaeological and cultural treasures. With some of the oldest prehistoric structures in the world, dating from 3,600 - 3,000 BC, and a cultural legacy that includes the Sicilians, Phoenicians, Romans and more recently the British, it is little wonder that the ever-hospitable Malta is referred to as the Island of Sunshine and History.