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The Blue Grotto is located near Zurrieq and is one of Zurrieq's highlights. The grotto actually consists of several sea caverns. Each day from sunrise to about 13:00 hours you can admire water reflections in various shades of blue. Several caverns reflect the fantastic fluorescent colors of the underwater flora, whereas other caverns just show magnificent shades of deep blue. Together with the gorgeous scenery surrounding the grotto this is a totally spectacular sight and yet another of the numerous breathtaking places in Malta. I was fascinated by all those wonderful shades of blue, especially since blue is my favorite color.
The sea can be quite rough in that area, but the Maltese ferrymen are pretty experienced at not capsizing their boats, so it's highly unlikely that you'll take a sudden and surprising dive.
Updated Jan 23, 2012
Address: Near Zurrieq
This natural picturesque grotto and its neighbouring system of caverns mirrors the brilliant phosphorescent colours of the underwater flora. The Blue Grotto is located near "Wied iz-Zurrieq" south of the town of Zurrieq. A number of caves, including the Blue Grotto, which is the biggest one, can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq.
If you go to the Blue grotto it is important to do that at the right time. If I remember well it is best visited in the morning!
Stick you hand in the water and it will look like it's amputated because of the dazzling light in the water!
Written Jan 16, 2008
Take a boat trip to the caves and don t forget to ask the boat man so that you can take a short swim in one of the caves.
Try to visit the caves in the morning. The sun s rays enlighten more and you can observe better reflections.
Combine this visit with that of the Neolitic temples which are found close to this area and can be reached with the same bus.
Updated Nov 2, 2005
One of the caves visited is a small cave with a sandy bottom and usually people are given the opportunity to have a refreshing swim in the turqoise, emerald and blue water of this cave.
When exiting the Grotto you can see the deep blue Mediterranean in front of you and then the small island of Filfla appears straight ahead. Filfla is uninhabited except for a unique species of lizards that live there.
Written May 3, 2005
The Blue Grotto is a natural rock formation which has been carved out of the rock by the relentless pounding of the sea.
A number of caves can be reached by boat from Wied iz-Zurrieq, the main one being the Blue Grotto. This cave is quite deep. The sea in this area tends to be rough at times but the fishermen who ferry tourists and Maltese alike to visit the grottos are very experienced at handling the seawothy Maltese boats During the tourist season boats are constantly plying the waters between Wied iz-Zurrieq and the Blue Grotto.
Written May 3, 2005
Near Zurrieq you can have wonderful views on the island of Filfla, which is a nature reservation and may not be visited. It was also used for shooting training in the second world war.
Updated Jan 16, 2008