Monthly Archives: October 2011

Our Christmas Brochure

A Magical Christmas at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta!

Christmas Brochure 2011

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Santa Swim in aid of Puttinu Cares

Santa is fun, he can swim!

The Grand Hotel Excelsior will be organising a Santa Swim on Saturday 3rd December at 14.30 hrs at its Marina Triangle at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Chest Fund.

Should you wish to participate in any of these fun events, please contact us on 21250520 or email info@excelsior.com.mt.

May your most precious gift be what you choose to give.

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The colourful fishing village of Marsaxlokk

Marsaxlokk Bay is Malta’s second largest natural harbour. It is the best place to see the colourful, traditional Maltese fishing boats, the Luzzus, with the mythical eye painted on their prows. The village is the Islands’ main fishing harbour; its Sunday fish market a fascinating insight into local life and a traditional industry. The stalls brim with the night’s catch – fish of all shapes, colours and sizes. The village itself has many good fish restaurants.

Marsaxlokk derives its name from the Arabic word marsa, meaning harbour, and Maltese for the southeasterly Mediterranean wind, the Xlokk (Sirocco in Italian). Marsaxlokk, with its sheltered harbour, was an easy landing place for pirates and the Ottoman Turks. It was here that the Ottoman Turks landed for an attack which ended in the Great Siege of 1565. Napoleon’s army landed here in 1798; and in recent times, the harbour was the scene of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit,1989.
The headland to the left of the Bay is Delimara Point. It has two attractive, secluded rocky inlets suitable for swimming: Peter’s Pool; and the furthermost part of the headland. Fort Delimara, on the west of the peninsula, was built by the British in 1881 to guard the entrance to Marsaxlokk Bay.
Price for 2 to 4 persons: 160 Euro, or
Price for 5 to 6 persons: 180 Euro.
Should you wish to experience one of Our Special Malta Tours kindly contact our chauffeur driven service on: +356 2125 0520 or on transport@excelsior.com.mt.
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