Meet Maltese Chef Josef Baldacchino on Malta's Cuisine

Traveling to Malta and interested in its cuisine? Check out BCD's interview with Maltese chef Josef Baldacchino who dishes on the Marsaxlokk Sunday fish market, role of street vendors in local culture and influence of Catholic faith on favorite recipes!

Meet Maltese Chef Josef Baldacchino on Malta's Cuisine

An Odyssey Through the Ages on the Maltese Island of Gozo

Travel along with BCD to the Maltese island of Gozo that is home to the neolithic Ggantija temple, which predates the Egyptian pyramids by almost 1,000 years! Be transported to another time in Gozo's Cittadella, which was originally a Roman acropolis converted into a castle during Medieval times. If you dig archaeology and built heritage, BCD's insightful reporting gives you the lay of the cultural landscape in a way no other site does.

An Odyssey Through the Ages on the Maltese Island of Gozo

Malta Good Friday Celebration: Purple Pageantry and Tears of Joy in Zebbug

Become a part of Malta's colorful celebration of the traditional Catholic holiday of Good Friday. The Maltese express their spiritual beliefs on this occasion with an elaborately-costumed parade in Zebbbug that is filled with purple pageantry and an experience to behold! Let BCD guide you other local Good Friday traditions being practiced in Vittoriosa, one of Malta's 'Three Cities.' BCD scouts out the most authentic experiences for you!

Malta Good Friday Celebration: Purple Pageantry and Tears of Joy in Zebbug

Malta’s Colorful Boats

Malta's known for its colorful boats; let BCD introduce you to local skippers who offer the history & traditions behind crafts known as Dghajsas, Frigatinas and Luzzus. Take a tour with BCD of Malta's Grand Harbor with impressive architecture created by Knights of St. John. Enjoy a virtual visit the aquamarine waters of the Blue Grotto. Experience the lively fishing harbor of Marsaxlokk Bay where boats sport the Eye of Osiris!

Malta’s Colorful Boats

Archaeologist Reuben Grima on Lessons of Malta's Megalithic Legacy

In powerful Q&A, meet archaeologist Dr. Reuben Grima and get the lowdown on Malta's megalithic legacy. Learn how Malta' ancient architecture reveals themes of identity, community and ritual. Get insight into how the ancient city of Valletta manages to balance preservation and sustainable growth.

Archaeologist Reuben Grima on Lessons of Malta's Megalithic Legacy

Cyprus' Lefkara Lace & the Pattern of Tradition

Can you touch heritage with your hands? In the Lefkara village on the island of Cyprus you can! Leftkara lace making is a tradition brought to Cyprus in the 15th century. Today, its been designated as an item of endangered cultural heritage by UNESCO. Lefkara Handicraft Centre teaches the lace-making tradition to ensure its continued for generations to come. Let BCD give you the back story and local perspectives on Cyprus' cultural heritage before you travel!

Cyprus' Lefkara Lace & the Pattern of Tradition

On Island of Cyprus, a Vow: I Will Dance Forever!

Visiting Cyprus? Spend an evening with the locals of village of Geriskipou, where traditional Greek folk dances are performed by the young children! Meet dance teachers Mario Yioua and Charios Pazaros, who explain the meaning behind the traditional dances that are still loved by all generations. Let BCD show you where local traditions are a part of daily life in Cyprus before you travel!

On Island of Cyprus, a Vow: I Will Dance Forever!

Paphos, a Treasure Trove of Ancient Art & Archaeology

Travel to Paphos in Cyprus, a treasure trove of ancient art and archaeology, recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Paphos has over 2,000 years of history and features Roman villas, Byzantine Monasteries, the Temple of Aphrodite, and the Neophytos monastery with spectacular ancient Orthodox Christian iconography. Let BCD introduce you to Cyprus' culture before you travel!

Paphos, a Treasure Trove of Ancient Art & Archaeology

Archaeologist Sophocles Hadjisavvas on Cyprus as Crossroads of Civiilzations

Meet archaeologist and former director of Cyprus Department of Antiquities, Sophocles Hadjisavvas through BCD's insightful interview. Let him share with you the highlights of the nation's 11,000 years of history. Immerse yourself in Cyprus' heritage through his expert eyes! Learn how Sophocles solved the mystery of the monoliths and why Cyprus is called the "El Dorado"of Antiquity.

Archaeologist Sophocles Hadjisavvas on Cyprus as Crossroads of Civiilzations

Cyprus’ Painted Churches of Troodos Mountains & Kykkos Monastery

Can a UNESCO World Heritage site be off-the-beaten-path? Enjoy the peace & tranquility of the ten painted churches of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus! The village of Pedoulas is home to the Church of the Archangel Michael, rich with ancient iconographic murals. At nearby Kykkos Monastery, meet Father Benidiktos, and learn about a day in the life of a a young monk. Let BCD's in-depth coverage offer you a unique encounter with Cyrpus' cultural and heritage before you travel!

Cyprus’ Painted Churches of Troodos Mountains & Kykkos Monastery

Inside the Cyprus Icon Painting Studio of Myrianthi Constantinidou

Explore Cyprus' icon painting tradition! Meet icon artist and painter, Myrianthi Constantinidou. Discover the family traditions and cultural heritage that provides divine inspiration for Myrianthi's icon painting. Let BCD offer you a unique encounter with Cyprus' cultural and heritage before you travel!

Inside the Cyprus Icon Painting Studio of Myrianthi Constantinidou