Marsa scirocco

Marsaxlokk is a city in the southeast of Malta and the second naturally well-protected harbor of the main island (after Valletta). It is the most important harbor for fishermen, and you can see many boats anchoring in the bay. Along the water you’ll find many restaurants serving fish and on Sundays there is a large market.

In fact, there is a market every day: for tourists, a lot of kitsch and souvenirs are sold. The name of the city goes back to marsa scirocco, it is the harbor of the southern wind. When in 1565 the Turkish fleet attacked Malta, they used Marsaxlokk as their base. A nice small city to discover!


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