Malta Blue Grotto South Tour

The magnificent Blue Grotto should be definitely on your list ‘must-see’ in Malta. The Southeast part is home to some of the most extraordinary sites.

 

Blue Grotto is a complex of seven caves found along the southern coast of the island Malta, right across from the little islet of  Filfla (the island now serves as a bird sanctuary), and less than a kilometre west of Wied iż-Żurrieq.

But not many people are away that Malta includes yet another small island which is, however, completely uninhabited – Filfa. The island is small in size but remarkably beautiful and it can still be enjoyed by viewing it from the coastal area.

 

 

Interesting facts about

Blue Grotto

This popular site attracts over 100 000 visitors per year, with tourists flocking here to see the amazing grotto via local boat trips.

This popular site attracts over 100 000 visitors per year, with tourists flocking here to see the amazing grotto via local boat trips.

The place got its name in the 1950s when a British soldier visiting the area and compared it to Capri’s famous Grotta Azzura, which means ‘Blue Grotto’.

The place got its name in the 1950s when a British soldier visiting the area and compared it to Capri’s famous Grotta Azzura, which means ‘Blue Grotto’.

Boat trips are usually available daily (weather permitting) with the duration of each trip being around 20 minutes.

Boat trips are usually available daily (weather permitting) with the duration of each trip being around 20 minutes.

Many locals visit it, especially Sunday. It also offers some typical local restaurants serving menus and fish cuisine, backed by stunning views of the surrounding sea and landscape.

Many locals visit it, especially Sunday.It also offers some typical local restaurants serving menus and fish cuisine, backed by stunning views of the surrounding sea and landscape.

This complex of Blue Grotto comprises of very impressive main arch, which is approximately 30m in height, and a system of caves that were created by centuries of persistent action of the waves and the elements.

The location of the caves, combined with the rays of sunlight, lead to the seawater mirroring and showing numerous shades of blue on the cave walls and ceilings.

The true beauty of the place shines through on clear, sunny days.

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Adding to this, the cave walls mirror the brilliant phosphorescent orange, purple and green colours of the underwater flora, resulting in a mesmerizing scene of light and colour.

A common Sunday combination is the visiting Blue Grotto and Marsaxlokk.

 

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