Tuesday, July 24, 2012

St. Peter's Pool


In the south of the island there is a little rocky cove known to locals as St. Peter's Pool. Surrounded by little cliffs, incredible rock formations, and soft limestone, it is covered in inscriptions, bearing witness to years and years of sunbathers and swimmers.

Do you notice a similarity in all of the carvings pictured above? That's right - famous R&B and Hip Hop stars. How curious!

Jess






psst - directions to St. Peter's Pool - from Marsaxlokk take Triq il-Patrijiet-Terezjani (at the big roundabout with black asphalt at the top of the village) to Triq Delimara. Follow Triq Delimara until the second small parking lot on your right, in front of the power station. Park here, or proceed a few meters up the road and turn left onto a (really bad) dirt road between fields. Follow this dirt road to the end, where you'll find yourself in a parking lot. Follow the marked path down the hill to the water. Wear shoes you can easily walk in, and take lots of water. There are no water or W/C facilities at this off-the-beaten-path (literally) swimming hole. There are rubbish and charcoal bins, and ladder access to the water in the summer months.

4 comments :

  1. this place looks amazing. malta is on the top of my "must see list" and since i am planning on moving back to germany in a bout a year...it's very attainable. i just want to go float in that crystal blue water :)

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    1. You should definitely visit! It's a great little island, and there's so much to do here.

      Best of luck with the move to Germany. What will you be doing there?

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  2. our favorite spot! Love it there:) When my bro and sister in law were here, he carved a Maple Leaf into the rock--not sure if it's still around!

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    1. Cool! Will have to look for it the next time I'm there

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