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Marsaxlokk - Fishing Village

Geographical Location:   Southern Malta

Neighboring Towns and Villages: Marsascala, Birzebugia, Zabbar, Birgu, Isla,Kalkara

Marsaxlokk Accommodation:  A few 3 star Hotels, Guesthouses and Self Catering Apartments.

Shopping in Marsaxlokk : Very few shops in Marsaxlokk, Open Market on Sunday. The closest shopping district is Fgura and onwards towards Valletta.

Banks, Bureau De Change, ATM's: A few available

Entertainment & Places To Visit: Fish, Restaurants, Bars, Wine Bars, Churches, St Thomas Bay, St Peter's Pool.

Beaches:  A small sandy, shallow beach to the east. 20 minute walk St Peter’s Pool at Delimara, excellent for diving or snorkelling. Kalanka Bay at the tip of Delimara again for exploring the seabed. Pretty Bay is a larger sandy, shallow beach at nearby Birzebbuga.

Public transport: Regular and frequent buses to and from Marsaxlokk.

Health: Several Pharmacies are available in Marsaxlokk. Nearest hospital is St James in Zabbar.

 Marsaxlokk Map

Town Information: Marsaxlokk, the most photographed Maltese village, is one of the oldest ports in Malta. It’s name is derived from the words Mersa Sciroc, meaning “port to the south-east” named by the Saracens during their occupation of the Maltese islands from 870AD-1090AD.Being a natural harbour Marsaxlokk has been used by the various inhabitants of the Maltese islands. There is evidence of this at an archaeological site to the east of Marsaxlokk at Tas Silg, pronounced Tas silch. This area takes it’s name from a nearby Christian church dedicated to Our lady of the Snow, “silg” in maltese means snow, ice, hail or frost.

  Heading To St Peter's Pool
   Marsaxlokk Bay   Il Hofra Iz Zghira Marsaxlokk
  Path to St Peter's Pool Marsaxlokk   Marsaxlokk Bay
  Hofra Zghira Marsaxlokk  

Marsaxlokk is mostly well known for its numerous fish restaurants which are mostly opposite the picuresque fishing bay. On Sundays this stretch of fish restaurants is full of locals and tourists who visit the village specifically for the open fish market and then usually spend the afternoon having lunch there. Saturdays are usually more tranquil and tables are placed by the seaside. Find some time to visit Marsaxlokk during your holiday in Malta, you won't be dissapointed.

 Accommodation Options In Marsaxlokk, Malta