Although the island of Malta is small in size, it's certainly got a lot to shout about. Steeped in history and boasting stunning beaches and impressive architecture, the island is fast becoming one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the Mediterannean. The island's capital Valletta was chosen as the 2018 European Capital of Culture, and there's plenty of reasons why. The historic walled city is dominated by grand churches, museums and palaces. Towards the coast you'll find a mixture of rocky coves and pleasant sandy beaches, whilst further East the island is becoming increasingly popular for its nightlife.