Peter, our guide, is a mongrel, a citizen of Phoenicia Malta…. with British, Italian, Greek and Arab and other blood mingled in.
Phoenicia, you say? Well, we know it from the Bible.
Ezekial called these post-Canaanites from today’s Lebanon and Syria ‘the princes of the seas’
We see evidence of their impact on the Med in a shipwreck off Gozo, Malta’s little brother.
And in names throughout the archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino.
And the Phoenicia Malta hotel which we’re glad to reveal has had a refurb.
The Phoenicia Malta is rightly proud of its 7 and a half acres of gardens which stretch to the walls of capital Valletta.
All of which they transformed from an overgrown mini-golf course and which they will use to cultivate vegetables.
And bring them from garden to plate and treat you too to cookery demonstrations.
The emphasis is on peace and relaxation with stunning views of one of the world’s great harbours.
While you’ll be pampered too in the Deep Nature Spa.
And enjoy the infinity Bastion Pool, its poolside menu, chill-out music and waters warmed by the Maltese sun.
With Malta a flagship destination on the UK’s new green list.
Kirker Holidays are offering a three-night break in August from €799pps including flights, private transfers and accommodation with breakfast.
And Kirker Guide notes and the services of the Kirker concierge.
A week’s stay comes in at €1489pps.
With Malta green-lighted the jewel of the Med is the present, the future and the past all rolled into Phoenicia Malta.