Live chat by BoldChat

Cities and villages in Malta and Gozo

Despite the small size of the Maltese Archipelago, coming to holiday to Malta, you will notice that the islands are constellated with villages surrounded by fields and nature, busy towns animated on market days and dynamic cities bustling with life.

Auberge de Castille - VallettaMaltese culture and history

Valletta, capital of Malta and UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the Three Cities - Singlea, Vittoriosa and Cospicua – were built with a narrow streets grill, orientated in a particular way to make the sea breeze fresh up the air around its magnificent Palaces and Museums. Another place rich in Art and beautiful architecture is the beautiful town of Mdina, on a hill in the centre of the island, ideal for walking around the bastions and city walls and enjoy the stunning views.

Browse the list below to have an overview of all the cities, towns and villages of Malta and Gozo.

Cities list (53)

Bahrija parish Church
Bahrija: Malta's unspoilt countryside at its best Baħrija is a small rural village in the limits of Rabat in the Western part of Malta. It has a population of around 3,000 that is gradually increasi...
Comments: 1 Views: 22171 Rates: 8.00
Fields and cultures around Dingli
Dingli, majestic cliffs and the highest point of Malta Dingli is a small village on the west coast of Malta, quite isolated from the rest of the villages. Dingli has a population of 3,326 persons liv...
Comments: 1 Views: 19509 Rates: 7.50
View of Mdina from Mtarfa
Mdina, Malta's silent city Mdina is a fortified medieval town enclosed in bastions, located on a large hill in the centre of Malta. The town was the old capital of Malta, and with its narrow streets,...
Comments: 1 Views: 132847 Rates: 10.00
The Parish Church Assumption and a maltese bus
Mgarr: a small rural town surrounded by agricultural land Mgarr is a little town located in the West part of Malta. It is a rural village, surrounded with fertile agricultural land and vineyards. Man...
Comments: 0 Views: 31162 Rates: 6.50
Narrow street in Rabat
Rabat, the suburb of Malta's old capital city Rabat is a village located in the West of Malta, just outside Mdina. The name of the village means a 'suburb' in Semitic, as it was once the suburb of Md...
Comments: 0 Views: 49173 Rates: 6.50
Column of the Sieggiewi's church
Siggiewi, under the protective eyes of St. Nicholas Siggiewi, also known as Città Ferdinand, is a village in the South West part of Malta. The town is built on a plateau 10km away from Vallett...
Comments: 0 Views: 31915 Rates: 6.67
Our Lady of the Abandoned church in Zebbug
Zebbug: the home of olive groves Zebbug or Città Rohan is one of the oldest towns in Malta with a population of around 13,000 people. The Parish Church is dedicated to St. Philip, whose feast ...
Comments: 0 Views: 39569 Rates: 5.50
Birzebbuga, a pretty and popular seaside town Birżebbuġa is a growing seaside resort in the South East part of Malta, lying between Kalafrana and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk. It hosts around ...
Comments: 0 Views: 37886 Rates: 6.50
Blandun Garden in Fgura
Fgura: a commercial and residential town in Malta Fgura is a town located in the South of Malta having an area of 1.1 km2 and is one of the most populated towns in the Maltese Islands with 12,258 inh...
Comments: 0 Views: 24595 Rates: 5.50
Gudja Parish Church
Gudja: a small village in the South of Malta Gudja is a village located on a small hill close to the Malta International Airport and almost forms part of the village of Zejtun. Gudja has 2,901 inhabi...
Comments: 0 Views: 20212 Rates: 7.00
Luzzu Marina in Marsascala
Marsascala: a fishing village with a buzzing lifestyle Marsascala is an ancient fishing village in Malta, with a picturesque bay, located in the southeast corner of the island. The town has a populat...
Comments: 0 Views: 52383 Rates: 7.00
Traditional Maltese luzzu onshore of the Marsaxlokk Bay
Marsaxlokk, fishing village constellated with colourful luzzus Marsaxlokk village is located in the south-eastern part of Malta which is famous for its big Sunday fish market and its many decorative ...
Comments: 1 Views: 81033 Rates: 9.50
Front of the Assumption parish church of Qrendi
Qrendi: a typical Maltese Village in the South of Malta Qrendi is located in the South West part of Malta close to Mqabba and Zurrieq. The town is small, with a population of around 3,000, but it inc...
Comments: 0 Views: 23006 Rates: 5.00
Nice villas and streets of Tarxien
  The town of prehistoric temples and fertility statues Hal Tarxien is located in the southern part of Malta. It is quite a small town, with a population of around 7,800 inhabitants. The name o...
Comments: 0 Views: 23145 Rates: 0
Hompesch Arch in Zabbar
Zabbar: a city with a great historical and architectural heritage Zabbar is located in the South Eastern part of Malta. It is Malta’s fourth largest town, with a population of around 17,100. Ż...
Comments: 0 Views: 26585 Rates: 5.50
Church of St Andrew and the xarolla Windmill of Zurrieq
Zurrieq, an old town a with spectacular valley Zurrieq is located in the South West of Malta, around 7km away from Valletta, having a population of around 12,000 people. It seems that the town got it...
Comments: 0 Views: 34891 Rates: 7.00
Ghallis Tower in Bahar Ic Caghaq
Bahar ic-Caghaq, the White rocks and water parks Bahar ic-Caghaq is a small village located on the North coast of Malta, in the limits of Madliena, Maghtab and Gharghur. The village stands on the mou...
Comments: 0 Views: 25807 Rates: 4.50
Boat and the sea and buggiba in the background
Bugibba, a seaside tourist resort with a buzzing nightlife Bugibba is located in the North East part of Malta; it is one of Malta’s largest seaside villages with a numerous hotels, restaurants,...
Comments: 1 Views: 51586 Rates: 9.00
Mellieha bay Hotels
Mellieha, a picturesque town in the North of Malta Mellieħa is a village located in the Northwest part of Malta. Mellieħa took its name from the ancient Punic and Roman salt-terms, as Mellieha mean...
Comments: 0 Views: 46201 Rates: 9.50
Qawra bay
Qawra: A popular seaside and tourist resort Qawra is a seaside resort located on the North part of Malta, very close to Bugibba, and St. Paul’s Bay. The town was built with the purpose of attra...
Comments: 1 Views: 36945 Rates: 9.00
The St paul's Harbour
St. Paul's bay, a seaside village protected by St. Paul St. Paul’s Bay, also known as San Pawl il-Baħar by the Maltese, is a town with 14,057 inhabitants located in the nort east side if the I...
Comments: 0 Views: 41317 Rates: 7.50
Fontana parish church gozo
Fontana: A village of fresh water springs Il-Fontana is a small village in Gozo with a population of around 900 people. It is located mid-way between the capital city Victoria and the popular Xlendi ...
Comments: 0 Views: 15746 Rates: 6.00
A small village located on top of the highest hill in Gozo Għarb is a small town located in the North-west part of Gozo. Being located on the highest hill on the island, surrounded by Gozo’s m...
Comments: 0 Views: 9456 Rates: 0
Marsalforn bay and the sea
Marsalforn: a popular seaside resort in Gozo Marsalforn was for many years a small fishing village on the Northwest coast of Gozo, that has developed into a popular seaside resort with many tourists'...
Comments: 0 Views: 14776 Rates: 8.50
Beautiful view from Nadur gozo
Nadur: a typical Gozitan town, famous for its Carnival Nadur is located in the Eastern part of Gozo, Malta's sister island. Nadur is built on a plateau; and with a population of around 4,000 people, ...
Comments: 0 Views: 32852 Rates: 6.50
Cannon in the fortress of Victoria
Victoria and the Citadel, Gozo's new and old capital cities Victoria is the capital city of Gozo, also known among the Maltese as Rabat. It includes both the old Rabat town and the Citadel – th...
Comments: 0 Views: 36648 Rates: 9.33
Xaghra: An interesting town with a long history Xaghra is located in the North East part of Gozo, mid-way between Victoria (Gozo's capital city) and Ramla Bay (one of Gozo's most popular sandy beache...
Comments: 0 Views: 16963 Rates: 0
Xewkija and its large Rotunda church Xewkija is a town in Gozo, situated mid-way between the Mgarr Harbour and Victoria. It is the oldest village in Gozo, established as a parish on the 27th Novemb...
Comments: 0 Views: 10866 Rates: 6.00
Xlendi valley and bay gozo
Xlendi, a small seaside resort with a lot of tourist activity Xlendi is a small tourist resort located in the Southwest of Gozo, in the Maltese Islands. Once a small fishing village, this bay, flanke...
Comments: 0 Views: 20533 Rates: 8.00
Boats in front of the casino
Birgu, one of the Three Cities of Malta Birgu, or Cittá Vittoriosa is one of the oldest city on the Island, and it played an important role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. 2,633 people inhabit ...
Comments: 1 Views: 53560 Rates: 9.50
Blata l-Bajda, a suburb known for its shcools Blata l-Bajda is a residential suburb of Ħamrun, in Eastern Malta, on the way to Valletta. There are a few buildings of notice, such as the Chapel dedic...
Comments: 0 Views: 12293 Rates: 5.50
Immaculate Conception Church in Bormla
Bormla, one of The Three Cities of Malta Cospicua (also known as Bormla) is a double-fortified city located on the East side in the Grand Harbour of Malta, opposite Valletta. Cospicua is flanked by S...
Comments: 0 Views: 25873 Rates: 8.33
Chapel of our Lady of Lourdes in Floriana
Floriana, Valletta's suburb Floriana is located just outside the capital city of Malta, Valletta. The origins of Floriana date back to 1634 when Grandmaster de Paule, sensing another attack by the Ot...
Comments: 0 Views: 37479 Rates: 6.50
The Gzira's Promenade
Gzira, modern town with harbour views Gzira is a modern town in the north-east coast of Malta between Sliema and Msida along the promenade of Marsamxett harbour. Gzira has an area of 1.0 km2 and arou...
Comments: 0 Views: 33395 Rates: 7.67
Old Building on Kalkara's sea side
Kalkara, looking over the Grand Harbour Kalkara is a small town with an area of 1.75km2 and a population of around 3,000 people. Kalkara is located in the Eastern part of Malta and it looks over the ...
Comments: 0 Views: 27741 Rates: 4.50
Boats and building surrounding the Msida Marina
Msida, a University town with a yacht marina Msida is a harbour town in East Malta, just 2.5km away from Valletta with a population of around 8,000 people. Most of the town centre has been reclaimed ...
Comments: 0 Views: 31418 Rates: 6.50
clubs In the stairs of Paceville
Paceville, Malta's nightlife mecca Paceville is one of Malta’s most famous areas, particularly known for the exciting nightlife it provides. Located between St. George’s Bay and Spinola B...
Comments: 1 Views: 31822 Rates: 9.33
The pembroke clock tower
Pembroke, a town with great military heritage Pembroke is located in the Eastern part of Malta, surrounded by St. Julian’s, Swieqi and Bahar ic-Caghaq. It has an area of 2.3 km2 and it is just ...
Comments: 0 Views: 27675 Rates: 8.33
Our Lady of Lourdes parish church in St Gwann
San Gwann, a residential suburb with a commercial centre San Gwann is a town located on the North Eastern part of Malta, close to St. Julian’s, Sliema and Birkikara. The suburb, that has a popu...
Comments: 0 Views: 36877 Rates: 7.00
Boats in front of the casino
Senglea, one of The Three Cities of Malta Senglea,  or Isla, is one of the Three Cities located in the Cottonera area in the east of Malta. The locality was nicknamed an L’isola (an island...
Comments: 0 Views: 35229 Rates: 9.00
The Sliema Harbour and strand
Sliema, the Maltese hub for shopping, cafes and restaurants Sliema is a coastal town situated on the northeast of Malta, adjacent to St. Julians. Once the home of Malta's aristocracy; it has now beco...
Comments: 2 Views: 106340 Rates: 9.33
The Spinola Bay of St Julian's
St. Julian's, Malta's hub fore entertainment and nightlife St. Julian's or San Giljan, is located on the Maltese coast, north of Valletta and it is mostly famous for its thriving nightlife and touris...
Comments: 1 Views: 78111 Rates: 8.50
The St Andrew's Farm in Swieqi
Swieqi, a residential town close to Malta's entertainment village Swieqi is a residential town located in the North East part of Malta. It is a few minutes by bus from Sliema and within walking dista...
Comments: 1 Views: 18138 Rates: 7.00
View of Manoel Island and Valletta from Ta'xbiex
Ta' Xbiex is a small town in the Eastern part of Malta that looks over Marsamxetto harbour with a population of around 2,000 people. Ta’ Xbiex is mostly known for the number of foreign embassies...
Comments: 0 Views: 29494 Rates: 7.00
aerial view of valletta and Floriana
Valletta, Malta's capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site Valletta has been built on a peninsula in the central eastern part of Malta and has a population of just over 6000 people. Valletta is ...
Comments: 3 Views: 111438 Rates: 9.75
Nice door in the Attard's streets
Attard, a quiet village in bloom Attard is a quiet area located between Mdina and Valletta in the central part of Malta.  Along with the towns Balzan and Lija, they form “the three village...
Comments: 0 Views: 38495 Rates: 6.33
Church of Balzan
Balzan, a typical Maltese village in central Malta Balzan is located in central Malta sharing a border with Attard, Lija and Birkirkara. It is a small community of around 3,869 inhabitants. Originall...
Comments: 0 Views: 23635 Rates: 7.00
Chapel Holy family in Bidnija
Bidnija: a small village, home of the best olive oil in Malta Bidnija is the second smallest village in Malta, after Mdina, with only 308 inhabitants covering an area of 6.4 km2. Bidnija is located i...
Comments: 1 Views: 15488 Rates: 6.00
St. Helen Church in Birkirkara
Birkirkara: the city with the largest bell in Malta Birkirkara is one the largest, oldest and most heavily populated city in the centre of Malta with 25,775 inhabitants in an area of 2.7 km2. The Old...
Comments: 1 Views: 50323 Rates: 6.50
San gaetano Parish Church in Hamrun
Hamrun: a central town with a busy commercial centre Hamrun is a town close to Valletta and the Grand Harbour in Malta, with a population of around 8,800 people. It is built on a plateau that rises g...
Comments: 0 Views: 27859 Rates: 5.50
Lija's Belvedere tower
Lija: a small village renown for its citrus trees Lija is a small village in central Malta, with a population of around 3,000 people. It forms part of the Three Villages, together with Balzan and Att...
Comments: 0 Views: 21447 Rates: 7.00
Column of the Mosta Dome
Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church Mosta is a town located in central Malta, occupying an area of 6.8km2 and around 19,200 inhabitants, making it one of the largest towns on the isla...
Comments: 1 Views: 57883 Rates: 8.00
The Parish Church of Our Lady of Victory
Naxxar, an old town with a cute historical centre Naxxar is built on a hill in the central-northern part of Malta, covering an area of 11 km2 and a population of over 11 thousand. Naxxar is an old to...
Comments: 0 Views: 37339 Rates: 8.00

Picturesque fishing ports

A must see while on holiday in Malta are the fishing villages of Marsaxlokk or Ghar Lapsi, perfect examples of the many Maltese traditional villages. On Sunday morning Marsaxlokk hosts a fish market and both locals and tourists mingle around the waterfront looking for a bargain or simply enjoying the view on the bay filled withil-Luzzu, the colourful Maltese fishing boats.

Shopping and nightlife hot spots around Malta

Towered over by the first sky scraper ever built in Malta, the towns of St. Julian’s and Paceville are the heart of Maltese nightlife. Bars, Pubs, Restaurants and Clubs are concentrated in this area, that after the sun goes down gets really busy and lively. Sliema on the other hand is a top shopping city, that stretches along Marsamxett Harbour till St. Julian's. It offers a variety of shops and malls, but also cafes and restaurants to refresh the tired shoppers.

Best cities according to staff

> Valletta
> Mdina
> Sliema
> St. Julian's
> Birgu