The Maltese Islands namely Malta, Gozo and Comino are situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 93 kilometres south of Sicily and 288 kilometres north of Africa. Malta is well indented, providing numerous harbours, bays, creeks, sandy beaches and rocky coves. The population in Malta is around 400,000. Malta is just a few hours flying time away from most European cities. Malta is serviced by direct flights operated by the major international airlines and various low cost airlines.