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Blue Grotto Off-Season

Discover the Blue Grotto, a natural wonder-cave situated in the surrounding cliffs


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The Blue Grotto is a natural treasure of Malta situated on the outskirts of the village of Zurrieq (southern side of the country). It is one of seven caves that are situated in the surroundings cliffs—a unique limestone formation with stunning views of the water and unique flora and fauna. It features a 30 meter Arch, better known locally as ‘il Hnejja’ and a cave that goes inside the cliff approximately 40 meters.

The Blue Grotto is especially beautiful in the morning hours when the sun is directed towards the caves. You can get to it by a boat called ‘frejgatina’ which takes 20-minutes from the small seaside town of Wied iz-Zurrieq. Surrounded by the sea the Blue Grotto is extremely popular with divers, especially the area around a scattered shipwreck between the coast of Wied iz-Zurrieq and Filfla. It is also a home to very diverse marine life.

We advise you to visit the Blue Grotto during the off-peak season, because the site is usually very busy during the summer. Explore this place early in the morning to enjoy the caves at their best. In adverse weather conditions, you can find stunning views from the platform on the road leading to the Blue Grotto.

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