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Zurrieq
Travel Guide

Zurrieq showing a city, a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

One of the oldest villages in Malta is home to ancient churches, scenic windmills and the breathtakingly beautiful Blue Grotto caves.

Żurrieq is one of Malta’s oldest villages and has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. The village is a treasure for archaeological adventurers, with ruins dating back thousands of years to Phoenician, Roman and Greek rule. Żurrieq also features one of the island’s most spectacular natural wonders: the Blue Grotto.

The Blue Grotto is a collection of sea caverns just across from the island of Filfla. Arrive before midday to catch a remarkable glimpse of the turquoise waters reflecting onto the caves’ rocky exterior. View the beautiful shades of blue from the cliffs or get a closer look with a tour boat trip starting from Wied iz-Żurrieq harbor. Make sure you call ahead to confirm your trip, as tours can be cancelled due to bad weather. Scuba dive or snorkel around the caves to discover the beautiful underwater flora that flourishes below or embark on a rock climbing adventure up the cave walls. Reach the Blue Grotto by tourist or local bus to Wied iz-Żurrieq, approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the centre of Żurrieq.

Discover Żurrieq’s archaeological and historical attractions dotted all over the village. See the Wardija Tower, one of 13 towers that guarded the coast in the 17th century. Visit five 18th-century windmills, including Tax-Xarolla, which has been restored to its original working order and now keeps the local wheat farming tradition alive.

Żurrieq is home to some of the oldest churches and chapels on the island. Check out the Parish Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria, established in the 17th century. The ancient church features frescoes and other artworks by local and international artists.

Żurrieq is located on the island’s south coast. Visit in the summer to experience an energetic Mediterranean adventure or visit in the off-peak tourist seasons to take in Zurrieq’s sights with peace and tranquility. Zurrieq is well connected to the other cities on the island by road and the village is on local bus routes.

Ta' Bertu Host Family Bed & Breakfast
Ta' Bertu Host Family Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
Sqaq Ta B Xejn, Hal Far, Zurrieq, Malta
The price is $123 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Zurrieq, this bed & breakfast is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Pretty Bay and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum and Tarxien ...
4/5Very Good! (47 reviews)
Lovely place to stay
"Beautiful place, family were so welcoming and kind and just a few minutes from the airport."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2019

Ta' Bertu Host Family Bed & Breakfast
IL Kiostro - a Luxury 350 Year old Villa With Pool & Jacuzzi
IL Kiostro - a Luxury 350 Year old Villa With Pool & Jacuzzi
Zurrieq
This family-friendly farm stay is located in the city center, within 3 mi (5 km) of Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim, and Mnajdra Megalithic Temples. Limestone Heritage ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Excellent stay, Daniel the owner was extremely gracious/helpful and the house/pool were fantastic!!!
"Excellent experience!"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

IL Kiostro - a Luxury 350 Year old Villa With Pool & Jacuzzi
Four Winds Holiday Farmhouse
Four Winds Holiday Farmhouse
Zurrieq, MALTA
Situated in Zurrieq, this historic villa is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Pretty Bay and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blue Grotto and Tarxien Temples. Hagar Qim and Hal Saflieni ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Excellent experience in a beautiful farm house
"Joanne and her husband are perfect hosts, always available and helped us with everything. Thanks for a great weekend."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Four Winds Holiday Farmhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Blubay Apartments by ST Hotels
Blubay Apartments by ST Hotels
3.5 out of 5
50 F Sir Ponsomby, Gzira
The price is $56 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in Gzira, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Triq Manwel Dimech, Saint Julian's Bay, and Balluta Bay. St George's Beach and Sliema Promenade are ...
3.7/5Good! (406 reviews)
"Good Location lot of food shop around"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

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Barrakka Suites
Barrakka Suites
3 out of 5
4 Battery Street, Valletta, Malta
Situated in Valletta, this apartment building is steps from Upper Barrakka Gardens and Lascaris War Rooms. Monti Shopping Centre is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.
4.4/5Wonderful! (85 reviews)
"Very nice flat with all amenities you may need during your stay in Malta. Most of all very clean Close to bus station and to the nightlife of Valletta but still very quiet! Cliff has always been very responsive in all our communication. Definitely a place to stay"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Barrakka Suites
Seashells Self Catering Apartment
Seashells Self Catering Apartment
4 out of 5
114, St Mary Street, Bugibba, St. Paul's Bay
Located in the heart of St. Paul's Bay, this apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Golden Bay, Mellieha Bay, and Paradise Bay Beach. Blue Grotto is 11.6 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Ideally situated excellent apartment in for what for me is the best resort area in Malta. 2 minutes from the sea front & 5 from the centre the owners were extremely helpful. Everything was as I would expect & I’d happily stay here again."

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Seashells Self Catering Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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