Meditteranean Islands

Malta & Cyprus

Malta

Independence Day - September 21, 1964

Government Type - Republic

Capital - Valletta

Languages - Maltese & English

Religion - Catholicism

Interesting Facts

Malta had been under control of over 9 nations before it got it's independence. Some of those nations were the Romans, Arabs, Spain, The Knights of St. John, and the British. Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, but also one of the most densely populated. It is a part of the European Union. It is also a world-renowned tourist destination because of its great Megalithic Temples, which are some of the oldest structures in the world.

Cyprus

Independence - August 16, 1960

Government Type - Republic

Capital - Nicosia

Languages - Greek & Turkish

Religion - Orthodox Christianity & Sunni Islam

Interesting Facts

The earliest known human activity on the island dates back to 10,000 years ago. Cyprus was first settled by the Mycenaean Greeks. Cyprus, like Malta, also had been under control of many nations before it got it's independence. Some of those nations were The Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, France, Venice, and the Ottoman Turks. Cyprus is also a part of the European Union. Cyprus is also a great tourist destination because of it's many Greek and Roman monuments and culture.
Malta: Tourist Attractions

Vacation

Monday, March 25th 2013 at 9pm

Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia

Greek Independence Day in Cyprus is a great time to vacation there. Celebration and parties happen everywhere on this day.

Greek Music

KOSTAS PAVLIDIS - VGALE FTERA KE PETA by Greek Music