Moving to the Maltese Islands
Malta in the 1980’s
Malta was always the envy of many other countries are rulers. When St Paul’s ship hit the Maltese Islands and was shipwrecked, the slaves and employees alike wanted to stay on the island because they liked it so much.
Malta is full of history and had so many rulers. From the Arabs, to the Knights of St John, to Napoleon, to the French, Italians and the English empire. So they all left their mark on the island and this is why Malta is full of churches every where you look. There are about 360 churches in Malta and Gozo! Malta has a population of around 400, 000 people, so thats about a church for every 1100 person living on the island. It’s unheard of. No where in the world there’s so many churches per capita.
The below image is the inside of the stunning St John Co Cathedral in Valletta Malta
Why did people want to move in Malta, even to this day?
There are various reasons. Here’s a list of what used to attract people in the olden days
- Its strategic location in the middle of the Mediterranean was ideal for old empires to set their army in Malta
- Surrounded by the sea meant that it was easier to be protected from the enemy
- very few people were living on the island in the 1980’s so rulers never found an opposition to rule.
What attracts people in 2016?
- Climate – great weather all year round
- Employment – The best in Europe for job opportunities
- Safe – Malta is a safe place to grow your family
- Health care – free health care for all and a new state of the art national hospital
- Gozo – Gozo is an added bonus for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Malta and relax there.
- Good standard of living – Very affordable homes and great community
- People – You feel part of the community because the Maltese are very generous and caring
Moving to Malta – There are a lot of information and sources out there, the csb page will help you with all of this.
They have information about what you need in terms of documents, relocation services, employment, real estate and so on.
If you would like to read more about Gozo, click here. They have a blog where you can read a lot of interesting info.