Towns in Malta

We are providing a guide to the most popular cities, towns and villages in Malta & Gozo. To read more about a particular city, town or village just open the respective page for information and media.

Sliema, which means 'peace, comfort', was once a quiet fishing village on the peninsula across Marsamxett Harbour from Valletta. Located on the northeast coast of Malta, Sliema is now one of Malta's most popular coastal resorts and a centre for shopping, restaurants and café life thus becoming a major commercial and residential area, home to severa ...

St. Julians

St. Julians , or San Giljan in Maltese, is situated along the coast, bordering with Sliema, north of the country's capital, Valletta. St. Julians is Malta's entertainment centre. It is known for tourism-oriented businesses, home to Malta's top hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, clustered mostly in an the area known as Paceville.


Madliena is regarded as one of the most exclusive locations on the Maltese Islands. Traditionally Madliena forms part of the village of Gharghur, however as from the early 90's it started forming part of the then new locality of Swieqi in the outskirts of St. Julians. The name of the village derives from an old chapel dedicated to Saint Mary Magdel ...


The town of Mellieha is European Destination of Excellence, officially recognized as one of the most enticing parts of Malta - and is a truly great place to live.


Valletta is the capital of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city (Il- Belt) is nothing short of an open-air museum, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five hundred years ago. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.


Naxxar is a town in the central north of Malta, and it is spread over an area of eleven kilometers squared comprising the villages of San Pawl tat-Targa, Birguma, Maghtab, Salina, and Xwieki, part of Madliena.


Balzan (or Hal-Balzan) is a typical Maltese Village located towards the centre of the Island. It is one of the so called three villages, together with Attard and Lija.


Attard is slumbering romantic village located at the centre-most point of Malta. Attard's motto, 'Florigera rosis halo', means flower perfumed air due to its many citrus orchards and flower gardens.


Lija has its origins in prehistory as is evident from the Megalithic tombs unearthed in 1967. Lija, that once formed part of Birkirkara became independent and a parish in 1594. The parish church, dedicated to Our Saviour, has currently undergone extensive restoration in order to save priceless art work, particularly those of Giuzeppe Calì, one of M ...


Marsaskala (M'Skala) is a picturesque fishing village in south-eastern Malta. Marsaskala, or Wied il-Ghajn as known in Maltese, extends along the long narrow inlet on both sides of the bay from Zonqor Point all the way to St. Thomas Bay. The rugged coastline is largely edged by a promenade, with low shelving rock ledges cut with salt pans.


Swieqi is a tranquil residential area within walking distance of St. Julians and Malta's nightlife and entertainment centre of Paceville. Swieqi means water channels, a mere reminder of the recent past, as the village grew exponentially in the last 20 years. Gradually estates took over farmland and in the 90's the high demand for property in the ar ...

St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay is a sea-side Town situated in the north east of Malta, sixteen kilometers from Valletta. Its neighbours, Bugibba, Qawra and Xemxija are also considered to be part of this locality.

Bahar ic-Caghaq

Bahar ic-Caghaq is a small Maltese village situated a 10 minutes drive from St. Julians on the same coastal area in the limits of Madliena. The village sits at the mouth of Malta's longest valley, 'Wied il-Kbir' - the large valley. With a population of merely 1250 people, Bahar is- Caghaq is one of Malta's smallest communities.


Mosta is a town situated right in the middle of the island, to the north-west of Valletta. Mosta has many legends such as the Mosta Bride (L-Gharusa tal-Mosta) and a lot of historical places such as the Victoria Lines and Medieval chapels. A lot of traffic passes through Mosta as it connects the South to the North.


Vittoriosa, or Birgu in Maltese, is a very old city on the south side of Valletta's Grand Harbour, and one of the so called Three Cities - the other two being Cospiqua and Senglea. The Three Cities are the cradle of Maltese history. They have provided a home and fortress to almost all the people who settled on the Islands.

Ta' Xbiex

Ta' Xbiex derives its name from 'Ta' which means 'of' and 'Xbiex' from 'Tax-Xbiek' meaning 'of the nets', since this small town started off as a fishing village.

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