Like many island nations, Malta has been shaped by the ebb and flow of its neighbours’ intrusions: ‘invaders and settlers that left behind tidal flats of language, buildings and food,’ says Jordan. Grapes wine bar on the neighbouring island of Gozo Manuel Gomes da CostaTo book your next holiday to Malta, visit kuoni.co.uk/malta. AdvertisementMusic by harpist, Olivia Jageurs: @15secondharpThis podcast is sponsored by Visit Malta. Cast between Sicily and North Africa, Malta – including neighbouring islands Gozo and Comino – is famed for its average of 300 sunny days a year, making it a destination for every season. From top-notch diving to head-turning art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the archipelago is packed with discoveries.