Admire Marsaxlokk’s colourful boats

Admire Marsaxlokk’s colourful boats

Marsaxlokk is a small, traditional, picturesque fishing village in the South Eastern Region of Malta famous for its large number of ‘Luzzu’. Luzzu are Maltese boats with bright shades of yellow, red, green and blue, and the bow is painted with a pair of eyes.

While you’re there, you can choose from a small number of boat trips that will take you around the southernmost corners of Malta, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the area’s natural beauty.

The village is also known for the Marsaxlokk Market, which is mainly a large fish market which takes place along the seafront on Sundays, and a tourist market during all other days of the week. Inhabited and well-known since antiquity, Marsaxlokk was used as a port by Phoenicians, Carthaginians and also has the remains of a Roman-era harbour.

Marsaxlokk is also home to a number of historical sites. Tas-Silġ is a major multi-period sanctuary site with archaeological remains covering four thousand years, from the neolithic to the ninth century AD. The site includes a megalithic temple complex dating from the early third millennium BC.

Xrobb L-Ghagin and St. Peter’s Pool are two scenic rocky beaches in Marsaxlokk that attract many swimmers every year. Xrobb L-Għaġin requires a little bit of a bumpy ride to reach, but as one of the few remaining natural places in Malta which has exposed Globigerina Limestone in the mainland, this beach hosts a number of specific coastal vegetational communites. So while you’re there, you’ll get to enjoy the sweet calming scent in the air released from carpets of the Maltese Sea Chamomile while you get to bask in the sun and enjoy the views!