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Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour, nestled along the southern coast of Malta. Known for its vibrant culture, picturesque harbor, and delicious seafood cuisine, Marsaxlokk offers visitors an authentic taste of traditional Maltese life. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows.

the Colorful Harbor


Stroll along the waterfront and marvel at the colorful luzzus, traditional Maltese fishing boats adorned with intricate designs and the iconic "eye of Osiris." Watch as local fishermen bring in their fresh catch of the day, creating a lively atmosphere that captures the essence of Mediterranean coastal living.

Fisherman Monument
Sunday Market
Sunday Market
Sunday Fish Market

the Sunday Fish Market

Immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance of the Sunday fish market, where local fishermen proudly display their freshest catches. From succulent swordfish to delicate octopus, the market offers a tantalizing array of seafood delights for visitors to savor and enjoy.

The market displays a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. 

Fish Market
Marsaxlokk Waterfront
St Peter's Pool

Take in the breathtaking coastal scenery with a leisurely stroll along the promenade or soak up the sun on one of Marsaxlokk's pristine beaches such as Delimara Point. For the more adventurous, embark on a boat trip to explore nearby attractions such as St. Peter's Pool, where crystal-clear waters beckon for swimming and snorkeling adventures. As well as Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, which was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.

Coastal Activities

Swimming in Marsaxlokk
Fort Delimara
Dining in Marsaxlokk

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Malta with a visit to one of Marsaxlokk's waterfront restaurants. Delight in mouthwatering dishes such as fish soup, grilled calamari, and traditional Maltese fish platters, all prepared using the freshest ingredients sourced directly from the Mediterranean Sea.

Dining in Marsaxlokk

in Fresh Seafood Cuisine

Local Festivals

Marsaxlokk Festa
Marsaxlokk Festa

Experience the vibrant spirit of Marsaxlokk during its annual festivals and events. Join in the festivities of the Feast of Our Lady of Pompeii, featuring colorful processions, live music, delectable street food, and dazzling fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Marsaxlokk Festa
Marsaxlokk Streets
Madonna ta' Pompeii Church, Marsaxlokk

Local Traditions

Wander through the narrow streets of Marsaxlokk and discover its rich cultural heritage. Visit the Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, adorned with beautiful frescoes and religious artifacts, or observe locals engaging in traditional activities such as net mending and boat repair.

Marsaxlokk Color Doors
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