Sliema is a popular accommodation destination in Malta thanks to its large concentration of hotels and excellent accessibility.

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Sliema connects seamlessly with the neighbouring towns of Gżira and St. Julian's. The central part of Sliema along the seafront promenade is one large shopping centre with many restaurants and bars.

However, the inland centre of the town pleases with a very quiet atmosphere without tourists.

What to do and visit?

The south coast of the town and the eastern tip of the peninsula will please lovers of shopping and the more expensive restaurants that line the local main streets.

The promenade on the north coast is surrounded by parks and photogenic rocky beaches.

At the easternmost tip, visit Fort Tigné, which offers beautiful views of the capital Valletta.

Sliema Accommodation

The coastal promenades are literally dotted with hotels, while the inland part is lined with private apartments.


Sliema is part of the main urban agglomeration in Malta and this also corresponds to the very heavy traffic.

By car

Parking is free everywhere on the streets, but you can spend more than 30 minutes looking for a parking space. Stably, the most free parking spaces tend to be on Manoel Island, about 1.5 km south of Sliema's centre.

By bus

We therefore recommend that you use the bus service, which also suffers from traffic jams, but at least you don't have to look for a parking space.

For a timetable and map, click on the line number.

For ticket prices and more information about buses in Malta, see the Transport chapter.

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