Malta is an archipelago of small islands located in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. The 3 main islands, which are inhabited are Malta, Gozo and Commino. It is a glitzy group of islands with ancient cities, palaces, temples and stunning beaches. It's culture has been influence over the centuries by the countries that have laid claim to the island for over 7,000 years because of the island's strategic influence. Phonecians, Moors, Romans, French and the British have invaded the island during various chapters in it's history. Malta is considered to be one of the oldest Christian country in the world and it is believe that St Paul was shipwrecked on the island in 60 AD. Scattered across the islands are 360 churches and chapels. A popular destination on the islands are the numerous beachside resorts. They range from the large seaside resort areas of Bugibba and Qawra to picturesque villages such as Dahlet Qorrot.