Zurrieq

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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.

Where to stay in Zurrieq

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, ZRQ 2661
The price is $63 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this B&B in Zurrieq. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (51 reviews)
"My husband and I were so impressed with the gorgeous building. The stunning surroundings. Violet the owner was so attentive and very friendly."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
5 out of 5
Dragonara Road, St. Julian's, Malta, STJ 3143
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $174 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in St. Julian's. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"Excellent service beautiful property all of the staff were very friendly and helpful with suggestions on where to visit in Malta. Will definitely go back"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
5 out of 5
Portomaso, St. Julian's, PTM01
The price is $158 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in St. Julian's. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Loved the hotel"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

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, GZR 1071
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Gzira. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.7/5 Good! (431 reviews)
"The property in well placed close to Sliema ferries. Air conditioning. Nice bathroom and self catering facilities. Pool and dining facilyavaiable at nearby Bayview. Quiet at night time."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Villa Munqar
Villa Munqar
4 out of 5
Triq il-Barrieri, Zurrieq, ZRQ 3467
Stay at this 4-star villa in Zurrieq. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private pools. Popular attractions Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Lovely villa, would not hesitate to stay there again."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Jean De Valette Boutique Living
Jean De Valette Boutique Living
4 out of 5
42 St Zachary St, Valletta
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Valletta. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and Netflix. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (77 reviews)
Fantastic stay in Valletta
"Fantastic location. Wonderfully designed and fabulously clean."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

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