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.
Many a local and foreigner have invested in a second home or residence respectively. The later often fall in love with the beautiful picturesque views and excellent investment opportunities that are available near to the sea whereas many of the locals purchase homes in Marsaxlokk as a summer residence.
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.
Fortifications come in quantity in the Marsaxlokk area, being a natural harbour that has been used and abused by pirates, corsairs, raiding enemies and the Ottoman fleet. The Knights erected a line of defence in spectacular locations. From one extremity of the harbour to the other, one can find a strong of beautiful fortresses to explore.
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.
Marsaxlokk offers a variety of properties for sale and to let to fit everyone’s lifestyles. Apartments and maisonettes, modern and old start at circa € 70, 000 for a 2 bedroom apartment.
Farmhouses are available on the periphery with beautiful land and swimming pools, as well as villas and detached bungalows with or without gardens and pool area. Both unconverted and converted townhouses are to be found in the quaint streets of the village. Modern and contemporary buildings abound in the densely populated interior, with maisonettes and penthouses ranging from bachelor pads to family homes. It is important that you contact a professional property agent that deals in this area.
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