The history of the Maltese Islands has been strongly influenced by their strategic position in the Mediterranean sea between Sicily and North Africa. Today the archipelago offers rich rewards for those who enjoy exploring. The car tours and walks in this book cater for all interests, from geology and botany to ancient and modern history, military and ecclesiastical architecture. The walks range from city strolls to rambles on country lanes and exhilarating hikes along coast-lines peppered with watchtowers. Book jacket.Lockhart, Douglas is the author of 'Sunflower Landscapes Malta, Gozo and Comino A Countryside Garden', published 2004 under ISBN 9781856912464 and ISBN 1856912469.