Clear turquoise beaches and rain-free summers make Malta a beach lover’s dream. But there’s more to do in the Maltese islands than just spending time on the sand. You can walk through medieval cities, see richly decorated churches and visit some of the oldest historical sites in the world. The country has been ruled by several different groups of people — ranging from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the Arabs — leaving behind a rich history. There are three main islands in the Malta archipelago: Malta, the largest and most popular; Malta’s sister island Gozo, quieter and more rural; and Comino, which is mainly uninhabited but draws daytime crowds to its isolated Mediterranean beaches.