Traditional luzzi and other larger and more modern vessels line the sheltered inner harbour. The village is also popular among locals and tourists alike for its walks around the coast and harbour, its restaurants, as well as for its swimming zones. Marsaxlokk Bay also includes a container freeport towards Birżebbuġa, a power station complex towards Delimara, and a small ship-repair facility for fishermen.
Marsaxlokk is sometimes referred to as Portus Herculis, due to the association of Marsaxlokk Bay with the Roman and Punic remains at Tas-Silġ
Marsaxlokk is the largest fishing village in Malta
It’s a popular location among locals for Sunday lunch, but a quiet village otherwise
The current population of Marsaxlokk is close to 4,000
In Marsaxlokk there were a number of military outposts built by the British to protect the Marsaxlokk harbour during World War Two. Some of these still stand today.
Malta’s power station is located in an area of Marsaxlokk known as Delimara