The Republic of Malta isn’t a solitary island, but an archipelago of three islands and three islets. Not surprisingly, the names of the islets mean nothing to most people, as they are little more than rocks in the ocean. (In case you’re wondering, they’re called Filfla, St. Paul’s Island, and Cominotto.)
Filfla was used for target practice by the British navy, so it is probably even smaller than it used to be.
While Comino is classified as one of the three islands in the Maltese archipelago proper, it is also minuscule: just a few square miles in size and home to just one summer-season hotel and five farming families.
Property in Valletta
Malta’s small capital of Valletta is a World Heritage Site that is renowned for its excellent architecture and impressive fortifications. The city overlooks the impressive Grand Harbor and regularly plays host to plays, concerts, exhibitions and street events. And with 7,000 years of history, there are enough sights to keep you occupied for a long time.
Property samples in Valletta:
- A two-bedroom apartment in Valletta, comprising a spacious open plan living/dining area, a kitchen overlooking a central yard, and two bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms. The property has arched ceilings in every room and would make an excellent rental investment. Price: 144,500 euro ($183,226).
- Located on one of the most popular streets of Valletta, a fully furnished, two-bedroom, luxurious apartment. The property consists of a bright and airy hallway, a large kitchen, a dining room with walkout onto a balcony, two double bedrooms, both with an ensuite and walk in wardrobe. No expense has been spared in this high-end apartment. Price: 235,000 euro ($297,720).
Property in Gozo
There are about 31,000 people living on the green and rural island of Gozo. This island is one of the best-kept secrets in the Mediterranean, a place where time really does seem to have stood still. A minuscule 26 square miles in size, tranquil Gozo provides a nostalgic escape. This is a world of deep blue sea and hidden coves…green fields, prickly pear hedges, and scattered windmills…church spires and sleepy villages.
Property samples in Gozo
- A very well maintained, two-bedroom apartment, sitting on a cliff edge with fantastic views of Marsalforn Bay. The house comprises a combined lounge/dining/kitchen area, two double bedrooms and lift. It comes fully furnished. Price: 175,000 euro ($221,804).
- A state of the art, luxuriously furnished apartment, located close to all amenities, with excellent country and sea views from the roof terrace. It consists of a fully-equipped, modern kitchen/dining area, a bathroom, a large bedroom with ensuite, leading onto two sunny terraces. Price: 150,000 euro ($190,037).