When thinking of Europe, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people usually think about French croissants, the Eiffel Tower, London, and maybe some other touristic destinations such as Greece and Spain. But Europe is much more than just these countries, and there are lots of other lesser known parts of it that are incredibly interesting. If you’re eager to find out more about them, here are some fun facts about 3 European Islands that you’ve probably never heard of.
- Malta is not only an island, but also a whole state! The Republic of Malta with the capital city Valletta is located in Southern Europe and although it is only 122 sq mi, it has a rich history and is a popular tourist destination among Europeans.
- The official language in Malta is Maltese, which represents a mixture of English, French, Italian, and even Arabic!
- The Maltese are very religious people, so if you were to live there for a year, you could visit one new church for a whole year, as there are exactly 365 mostly Catholic churches on this tiny island.
- Because of its size, there are no lakes or natural reservoirs from where the locals could get water, so what you’re actually drinking once there is filtered water that comes right from the ocean.
- Ħaġar Qim which literally translates to Worshiping Stones is a stone temple complex located in the southern part of Malta that is considered to be one of the most ancient