Marsaxlokk is a traditional Maltese port in the southeast side of the island - in fact its name is very literal - “marsa” means “port” and “xlokk” means “southeast”. In history it is most notable for being the port were the Phoenicians landed and set their principal trade port and where the Ottoman fleet anchored in their 1565 siege of the Maltese islands. This beautiful part of the island boasts a spectacular coastline of white cliffs and rock features, old forts and azure sea, which can be explored by car, foot or boat, offering some memorable vistas.
Sought After Areas
The Sunday Market
Apartments in Marsaxlokk – Summary
Marsaxlokk offers a variety of properties for sale and to let to fit everyone’s lifestyles. Modern and contemporary buildings abound in the densely populated interior, with maisonettes and penthouses ranging from bachelor pads to family homes.
Prices in Marsaxlokk
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €100,000 to buy
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €500 to rent monthly
Why Live in Marsaxlokk?
Everything about this little, picturesque village emanates a true southern Maltese atmosphere - laidback and lively, scenic and intriguing. Walking along the promenade, the port teems with attractive Maltese boats of Phoenician descent, better known as ‘luzzu’, with their protective eyes painted on for posterity. Along the promenade are an array of restaurants from fine dining to take-aways, fish being a speciality Marsaxlokk is popular for. Seaside walks and colourful sunsets accompany the busy port everyday.
Delimara is the north wing of the Marsaxlokk bay and offers some stunning locations for swimming, walking, trekking, camping and sightseeing. A collection of limestone cliffs, azure sea inlets, caves, sea arches and old fortresses, Delimara is a must for any adventure seeker and nature-lover. The Sunday market boasts freshly caught fish, local fruits and vegetables; on any other day it sells traditional crafts and souvenirs for tourists. A must-go for fresh fish on Sunday mornings and this being a fishermen village you’re guaranteed an appetizing selection.
As with every seaside town in Malta, swimming is an attractive feature of Marsaxlokk in the long summer season. Great swimming and diving areas in Delimara and around Marsaxlokk port offer a great relief from summer heat and remarkable experiences of nature."