About Zurrieq

Zurrieq is one of the oldest established towns in Malta, having been established as a parish in 1436. Nestled between the towns of Siggiewi and Birzebbugia, Zurrieq is located in the south of Malta, just a short distance from the spectacular southern coastline, comprising of Dingli Cliffs, a series of natural sea caverns at Blue Grotto, and stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea.

Zurrieq is an area rich in historical artefacts dating back to the very first settlers who crossed over from Sicily, through the Bronze Age, Roman times and the rule of the Order of St John; a time in which Malta was transformed socially, culturally and religiously.

The picturesque Wied Babu Valley leads to the secluded Wied iz-Zurrieq harbour, a popular coastal area just a short distance from the sea caves and limestone arches at Blue Grotto. Just five kilometres off the coast, the tiny uninhabited island of Filfla sits like a sentry, swathed in mystery; a paradise for native birds, as well as endemic flora and fauna thanks to its status as a protected nature reserve.

Zurrieq’s peaceful countryside is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and provides a sultry background for leisure walks, outdoor events and weddings.