Marsaxlokk is a fishing village located in the South Eastern region of Malta and has a population of 3,534 people in an area of 4.7km² bordering Marsaskala, Birzebbuga, Ghaxaq and Zejtun. The village name comes from “Marsa” meaning “port” and “xlokk” meaning “south east” this all referring to the dry sirocco wind from the Sahara Desert.
The village is well known for their daily tourist market sailing local products such as lace and many other souvenirs. The main market is on a Sunday which attracts the Maltese from all over the Island as well as tourists. As you can imagine being in a fishing village, you can either buy your fish from the market and take it home for dinner or go to one of the many seafront restaurants to have it cooked for you.
Strolling up and down the market you will see many traditional and colourful fishing boats (called Luzzu locally) tied up to their mooring buoys. Once in Marsaskala, try and make it to St Peter’s Pool which is one of the nicest places to swim on the Island with deep crystal blue waters. Not recommended in strong South winds when tends to get a bit rough.
The Parish church is dedicated to Our Lady of Pompeii and the Xlukkajri (local name for someone from Marsaxlokk) celebrate their feast on the 5th Sunday in July or the 1st Sunday in August.
Property is Marsaxlokk is generally made up of townhouses on the seafront and a mixture of houses and apartment blocks around the town.