When it has been as hot as it was today, and can be in Malta you can understand the plague or Black Death setting in when the bodies from battle were pilled high and buried in shallow graves. The pilgrimage stopping at Malta saw a fierce battle where over 1,550 Turkish soldiers were slain. The triumphant knights of St John lost less than 100 but with injuries from other battles and from sea they needed to build a hospital and they shared it with the remaining locals.DORIS VISITS WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN MENU OF PORT GUIDESDORIS VISITS EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MENU OF PORT GUIDES       The story is told here, along with the magic fungus they found on the rocks that they used to dress wounds and as a cure for dysentery. That illness of the stomach that gives diarrhoea is not dissimilar to that illness that can travel cruise ships through dirty hands at meal times, easily picked up on the handrails on the stairs. At only 5 euros, and discount for children and seniors, this London Dungeon type experience in the base of the building that was the St John’s Knights Hospital is worth a visit. It tells of the battle for the island, the pilgrimage, and the black death as the bodies mounted up.

FIND YOU SHIPS CHAT SITE HERE – Information is here just ask

Malta is a base for the Oceana and a strategic island on the way to the Middle East or Holy Lands. We have a number of films on the Greek Islands and with our many customers these and the information builds daily on the chat sites and the main site.

ATHENS METRO ATHENS ICE CREAM ATHENS GUIDE ATHENS HORSE+CARRIAGE ATHENS PLAKA CRETE GUIDE THE VERY SPECIAL RHODES ROME DUBROVNIK ZADAR VENICE NIGHT SAIL AWAY 

 

Marella Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean – click here for Marella Cruise’s own web site – Eastern Mediterranean Cruise deals page