5 kms off the southern coast of Malta lies the small, uninhabited island of Filfla. There once was a chapel on the island dating from the 14th Century, but an earthquake in 1856 destroyed it. Today, Filfla is a designated nature reserve, only accessible for educational or scientific purposes with permission from the Ministry responsible for the environment. Good views of Filfla can be seen from the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temple sites.
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