Xemxija Heritage Trail

Xemxija Heritage Trail, St. Paul's Bay: Address, Xemxija Heritage Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Xemxija Heritage Trail
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Nov 2020
This is a very nice trail and activity to take the whole family, kids included. Signs explaining the different features we should see. The most impressive for me was the old bee hives, carved on the stone.
Written December 9, 2020
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Tina A
Greater London, UK16 contributions
Aug 2020
We did the whole trail and signage had been updated...we remembered to take plenty of water and took some amazing pictures.
Written September 18, 2020
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Inspire736981
Southend-on-Sea, UK23 contributions
Sep 2019
i have stayed at the porto azzurro hotel at the bottom of the hill a few mts away from the start of the trail.
what an expierance quite a difficult clime 9 i had borrowed a small bocklet outlining the trail from the reception at the hotel its too long to describe how g ood this trail is so i suggest you go and do the heritage trail youselve .
you will not be disappointed
Written March 28, 2020
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AlanM
17 contributions
Feb 2020
Lovely walk but wear good shoes, lots to see and all free. Great views from the top as well. Apiary was great and the rebuilt stone cottage.
Written March 6, 2020
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Stephen N
Manchester, UK12 contributions
Feb 2020
A very enloyable walk. Although we took much longer than the estimated 90 mins. WE stopped and looked at everything and took a few detours. A beautiful day.
Written March 3, 2020
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Lachezar K
Sofia, Bulgaria12 contributions
Dec 2019
Very interesting place to visit - an old build antic way with some historic places from the Rome empire times. It is next to my hotel Porto Azuro on the hill above. It's about 5-6 km long with remaining from ancient temples and houses (just bases) and very nice view to St. Paul's bay.
Written January 15, 2020
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lupabianca
Matlock, UK240 contributions
Dec 2019
Get off the bus at Xemxija stop "Roti" and follow the brown signs for the "Roman Road" up the hill. This first part is quite steep but it's not far and is the hardest part of the walk. You're heading into open countryside - no shops - so take water, and food if you want to stop and picnic. Once you are up the hill there are lovely views across the countryside and interesting flora and fauna. Of note is the 1,000 year old carob tree - the oldest on the islands.
We found the trail for the most part fairly well signed and easy to follow, but we did consult Google maps a couple of times later on in the walk where tracks intersected. As an added bonus to a pleasant walk there are lots of historic sites en route, with information boards. Take the chance to visit Roman apiaries, Neolithic tombs and a farmer's rustic hut; and cave dwellings which were used from Punic times to the 1930s.
We did find some of the lower, wetter parts of the trail muddy - churned up by off-road bikers. Generally easy walking - walking shoes recommended as the tracks are stony and uneven.
A really enjoyable walk.
Written January 8, 2020
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David W
239 contributions
Nov 2019
This is signposted from the main coast road through Xemxija (from St Pauls Bay to the ferry port at Cirkewwa) You can catch the X1 bus and get off by the brown sign, then follow the arrows. There are a number of interesting things to see, my favourite was the Roman Road. You can also get right up to a few of the old stone 'huts' which I kept seeing across the island. There are laminated sheets dotted around the route which explain what you are seeing. The fascinating thing for me was when the Roman Road bends around going up a steep incline, allowing two laden carts to pass - yes, a Roman Road which is NOT straight! For this fact alone it is worth persevering. There are some great views during the trek - why not take a moment to ponder that ancient peoples trod this very route.

Tip - This attraction is not suitable for persons of limited mobility. The terrain is quite rough and undulating. Take water as there are no shops on the trail.
Written December 28, 2019
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souspike
Andover, UK103 contributions
Nov 2019
Fascinating trail with a number of things to see along the first part of the route. It is quite amazing to think this road was trodden by Roman soldiers and possibly also St Paul when he was shipwrecked on Malta.
Written November 27, 2019
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Marianne F
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Easy walking along an ancient Roman transport road with many interesting subjects along the roadside.
Written November 19, 2019
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