The South: Delimara, Marsaxlokk and Wied iz-Zurrieq
The southeast of Malta is extremely beautiful, and reserves interesting surprises for cruisers wishing to swim in the clear waters of Delimara, or even to take a close look at Malta’s traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Here too, you will see the colourful traditional fishing boats, or luzzu, which is somewhat an icon of Malta.
Undoubtedly, fishermen now work with big fishing trawlers. But the Marsaxlokk fish market, the Church and the family-run restaurants still provide an insight into this part of Malta where people have not parted with tradition.
Weather permitting, a cruise around the south coast towards Zurrieq makes for a memorable dip in the deep blue sea next to the famous Blue Grotto caves. Except when there is a northwest , west or southwest blow, when this part of Malta is extremely exposed, sailors can proceed on this route to reach the picturesque western bays and eventually Gozo.