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Zurrieq - Southern Village

Geographical Location:  South Malta

Neighboring Towns and Villages: Zejtun, Luqa, Gudja, Kirkop, Safi

Zurrieq Accommodation: Rustic holiday villas and no hotels.

Shopping in Zurrieq: Very limited.

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

Entertainment & Places To Visit: Blue Grotto, Wied Iz Zurrieq.

Beaches:  Blue Grotto Area.

Public transport:  Regular and frequent buses from/to Valletta and all other towns and villages

Health: Numerous Pharmacies in Zurrieq. Nearest hospital is Mater Dei National Hospital.

Town Information:  Zurrieq is the largest village in the southern area of the Maltese islands, and probably one of the oldest hosting one of the original medieval Parish Churches. Most of the village survives from way back in the time before the arrival of the Knights and provides an insight into pre-baroque Malta. The village is near some spectacular coastline - the picturesque, tiny harbour of Wied iz-Zurrieq at the end of a rugged valley. From the harbour, you can take a short boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a series of natural, sea-level caves, and a local beauty spot. From here you have a beautiful direct view point of the Island of Filfla. Zurrieq and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological and historic sites, including several ancient chapels, a Roman tower, Punic tombs and a strange, free-standing room with an Egyptian cornice - possibly part of a temple of Melqart mentioned by Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greek geographer and astronomer. The chapels at Hal-Millieri, on the fringes of Zurrieq, were built between the 14th and 16th centuries; in one you can still see the original medieval frescoes. Like most other villages the locals take much pride in organizing the Village Festa which is usually held on July 16 and on 3rd September.

Wied Iz Zurrieq Typical Local Prickly Pears Walking to the Blue Grotto Zurrieq Malta Holiday Property

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