Hagar Qim, Limestone Heritage, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Ghar Dalam
We will take you to know the southern part of Malta, a visit that will show you how complete and picturesque our island is.
Impossible not to begin this description by saying that Malta has a unique prehistory and a surprising number of Megalithic World Heritage complexes. There’s nothing like it in the whole world. Dating back around 3,600 BC, they are a thousand years older than the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge, and were built by a culture that advances to others, sometimes even in millennia.
That is why it is unthinkable to travel to Malta without visiting the oldest standing complex structures in the world, and being accompanied by a guide makes them much more accessible and understandable. We will visit the temples of Hagar Qim, starting with a short 7-minute film that will give us an idea of their majestic appearance before the passage of 5600 years of erosion.
We will explain this unique culture: who they were and how they managed to build temples with megaliths up to 20 tons almost 6000 years ago.
We will continue to travel to the Blue Grotto, spectacular geological accident, located in the fault that creates the spectacular cliffs of the southern part of Malta over the sea. If the weather accompanies, we can take a boat to visit the Blue Grotto (boat not included, as they operate depending on the weather conditions).
Limestone Heritage is an ancient quarry from which the limestone that gives that honey color to the islands was extracted. Today the system has been machined but it is not so different from the one they used in prehistory to cut the megaliths of our temples and the stones of our houses, passing through traditional Maltese culture. A millennial journey through the element that has given color and personality to Malta for millennia: our stone. That of our megalithic temples, our walls and our traditional houses.
We continue with the picturesque port of Marsaxlokk, which becomes a large open-air market every day. From very early on, fishermen exhibit and sell their goods to the highest bidder almost without setting foot on land, from inside their luzzus (typical fishing boats). They are red, green, blue, yellow… And all, absolutely all, decorate their bow with the so-called Eye of Osiris, who, they say, ward off evil spirits.
This small enclave, has the privilege of being the largest fishing village on the island and of owning the second largest natural port, so in other times galleons and other boats captained by pirates found here the perfect refuge.
After the meal, we will visit Ghar Dalam, “the dark cave”, where the remains of the first inhabitants of the island were found, among them ofcourse human beings, but also others less common, such as those of elephants and dwarf hippos that once populated our island.
- PRICE 59.00
- PRICE UNDER 12 YEARS 25.00
- FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6
- Duration: 8 hours
- Includes pick-up and drop-off to the hotel
- Includes: Entrance to the prehistoric temples of Hagar Qim, Limestone heritage and Ghar Dalam