FROM THE BLUE GROTTO TO MARSAXLOKK
Designed for families, Culture & local gems , MyExploration, Passepartour, Less than 1 hour walking
Head to the south of the island to discover the Blue Cave: after a sightseeing walk, a boat trip will allow you to see the rocky and coral formations up close. Then it's on to Marsaxlokk, a typical Maltese fishing village, where, among other things, you'll discover what “luzzi” are.
- Blue Grotto and its coral
- Boat trip
- Marsaxlokk, fishing village
- Travel by bus with our guide to Malta's south coast. Here you'll find the Blue Grotto. The biggest of a complex of arches and caves carved into the cliffs by the sea currents.
- First you'll see them from above, on a walk with many viewing terraces: you're bound to find the one with best angle for your shots.
- Then you'll board a boat to see the caves and coral formations up close: see how many shades of blue you can count.
- Next stop is Marsaxlokk. In this typical fishing village, you'll see lots of luzzi, the typical brightly colored wooden boats decorated with the eyes of Osiris at the bow: they are traditionally believed to protect fishermen from storms at sea.
- Marsaxlokk is also the archipelago's most important fishing harbor. Its fish market is also the place to visit if you want to take some local specialties back home, including Gozo honey, Gbejniets, seasoned goat's or sheep's cheese, a bottle of Bajtra, the local prickly pear liqueur, or carob liqueur.
Good to know
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.
- During the tour, our guide will provide information in Italian and English.
- In bad weather the grotto may be closed without notice.