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Buying real estate with Engel & Völkers in eastern Malta

The eastern part of Malta is one of the country’s five regions, and this region includes the key areas that make Malta such a popular place to visit and live. Among the main island’s regions, the East is certainly more of a magnet for tourists and potential residents due to its entertainment and shopping opportunities but also due to its well-developed infrastructure, with the focal point on Valetta, Malta’s capital. Whether you are planning a holiday to this region or have plans for a residence in mind, Malta’s eastern region offers a first-rate selection of properties including apartments, maisonettes, townhouses, penthouses, palazzos and Houses of Character. But in addition there is also a wide range of commercial properties on offer from Engel & Völkers Malta. 


  1. Eastern Malta is a prime location for buying property – Gharghur / Sliema / St. Julian’s / Valletta 
  2. The different real estate locations in eastern Malta
  3. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: eastern Malta at a glance
  4. Engel & Völkers, Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate
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- Whether you want to buy an apartment, an exclusive house or a holiday property – eastern Malta will convince you with its various location advantages and with its enchanting natural landscape.

1. Eastern Malta is a prime location for buying property - Gharghur / Sliema / St. Julian’s / Valletta

With so many places to visit and things to do and see in the eastern region of Malta, it’s best to focus on four locations that we believe offer outstanding real estate buying opportunities


First up is Ghaghur, geographically one of the highest points in Malta, situated on a hilltop, overlooking the coast of Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq between two valleys, and also one of the smallest villages in the area, with a population of just under 3,000. It is a characteristic rural village situated between Naxxar and Madliena to the west and east. Every effort is made to maintain and protect Ghaghur’s rural setting and character, which conveys an atmosphere of serenity and quiet, underscored by the greenery surrounding the village. However, as is typical of village life in Malta, the summer months are a time of colorful merrymaking as their residents celebrate the patron saints of their local churches. For those seeking to spoil their palates, stopping in at the Da Nino Trattoria or the Cent’Anni Bistro and Wine Bar is well worth it. While commercial and retail activities are limited, all necessities can be obtained within walking distance, particularly within the church area. 


Once you have explored and experienced the fascination and charm of Gharghur, you may want to consult Engel & Völkers to find out more about the types of properties currently on offer in this area. Our real estate portfolio in this location includes apartments, maisonettes, Houses of Character and penthouses.

Real Estate in Gharghur

Sliema is a central and easily accessible town situated on the northeast coast of Malta. Not only is it the centre of entertainment, with plenty of shopping opportunities such as the Point Shopping Mall and other activities, but it is also a major commercial and residential area. The town boasts several restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, schools, pharmacies, supermarkets, churches, beauty salons and shopping complexes. You name it and you can find it all here, with the mentioned amenities all within short walking distances.


On one side, the Sliema promenade offers stunning views across to Valletta and on the other, open sea views. The promenade, which runs for several kilometres from Gzira just south of Sliema to St Julian's, is ideal for walkers and joggers. Sliema is also ideal and popular with retirees, as they can go for a dip in the Mediterranean, walk along the seafront, or dine in style. So if Sliema is your cup of tea and you’re looking for real estate hereEngel & Völkerhas apartments, townhouses, penthouses and commercial properties on offer that are sure to meet your requirements.

Real Estate in Sliema

St Julian’s, a lively, vibrant and prime location on the coast, is one of Malta’s most sought after regions and well known for its breath-taking sea views. St Julian’s is also a very convenient location since local amenities are all within walking distance; among these are bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping complexes, cinemas, and pharmacies. Whether you are a real estate investor, or if you just wish to rent or buy your own property to relocate, simply contact Engel & Völkers for detailed information on the various types of properties that can be found in the St Julian’s location. As well as traditional buildings, there are new developments available, so you can choose to really immerse yourself in the history of the region or buy into something more modern.

Real Estate in St Julian’s

Valletta, Malta’s capital, is packed with history and culture and offers several attractions such as The Palace Armoury showcasing the opulence of the Knights of St John or the National War Museum at Fort St. Elmo. Architecturally it boasts some incredible features which are historically significant. Valletta is also regarded as a unique example of baroque architecture. Its grid of narrow streets houses some of Europe's finest churches, palaces and cultural treasures. In addition, Valletta is also well known for its buzzing nightlife, and it has become quite a busy city where one can find it all, from endless shopping, bars, restaurants, and gardens to banks, law courts and government offices. Malta’s transport systems make it very accessible and easy to get to, whether by ferry or by bus. So if Valletta has the potential to be your first residence or your home away from home, contact Engel & Völkers for details on available properties such as apartments, houses, townhouses, and palazzos, and offices for your commercial needs.

Real Estate in Valletta

2. The different real estate locations in eastern Malta

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key real estate locations within the eastern Malta regions described above to provide you with the information you need for a potential real estate purchase. 


In Sliema, two exclusive locations stand out for their luxury and comfort where prices are on the higher side: Fort Cambridge and Tigne Point. Fort Cambridge, originally a fortification built by the British, is now one of the most prominent business and leisure areas on the island, offering sunlight-flooded apartments with wide terraces and balconies and indoor and outdoor pools. Tigne Point, a former military installation on a peninsula, has been completely redeveloped into an oasis comprising 240 apartments and offering a perfect balance of living and leisure


​The main areas of St Julian ’s are: Paceville, Portomaso, Pender Gardens, Spinola Bay, and Ta Giorni. Paceville, the main nightlife h ub located between Spinola Point and Dragonara Point, would be an ideal location for invest ors looking to buy apartments for holiday lets. Portomaso, a luxurious develop ment overlooking the marina, is a magnet attracting the wealthy, and boasts a leisure centre, exclusive beach club, a Hilton hotel and conference centre.

In Valletta, each area has its own particular characteristics, also reflecting the types of property located there. In the grid-like streets in the lower part of the city, there are small palazzos (usually a house built around a central courtyard divided into several apartments) and townhouses. The properties in the lower city include many that are ripe for renewal and renovation. Throughout the city, there are stunning properties that have been transformed by professional interior designers and architects in harmony with the surroundings.

Other locations that are also very attractive not only in terms of their scenic landscape, their cultural and historical heritage, but also their real estate offerings, are, for example, Bahar Ic Caghaq, which is on the coast and located at the mouth of the longest valley of the island; Floriana, a small fortified town dating back to the 17th century and just outside of Valletta; Gwardamangia, a hamlet harbouring the Villa Guardamangia, which served as the residence of then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip between 1949 and 1951,while Philip was stationed in Malta as a naval officer; Gzira, with a beautiful promenade and a seafront offering views of Valletta illuminated at night; Pembroke, considered to be Malta’s newest town and near the island’s nightlife hub. Very attractive real estate offerings are also available at the following locations: Ibrag, Iklin, Kappara, Madliena, Maghtab, Manoel Island, Msida, Pieta, San Gwann, Swieqi, and Ta' Xbiex.

To find out more about the different locations in the eastern Malta region or about buying a property there, simply contact our real estate agents at Engel & Völkers Malta, who will be happy to advise you personally about your options and answer any questions you may have.

3. Buying land, houses and holiday properties: eastern Malta at a glance

In line with the country’s other regions, the real estate market in eastern Malta has shown a very positive development in recent years. Clients are increasingly discovering Malta’s rich natural and cultural treasures in its eastern region and the benefits an investment in this region’s real estate market offers. This is indicated by a growing interest in and demand for summer residences, apartments, maisonettes, townhouses, penthouses, palazzos, and Houses of Character, and also commercial properties.


Prices in Gharghur range from €230,000 up to €6,000,000. Most apartments are spacious and have open views, which increases their value. The number of apartments on the market in this area exceeds the number of houses.

The eastern coastal regions have always predominantly been inhabited by the more affluent communities in Malta, making this a hub for commerce, nightlife and the most popular restaurants. Sliema is the preferred location for the large community of non-Maltese residents. Many of the old period-style family homes have made way for new apartments, many of which are being rented out. In Sliema there are a number of newly built apartments, which are an ideal opportunity as a rental investment. Properties ideal as second homes are also available. Property prices in Sliema range from €200,000 up to €6,000,000.

St. Julian’s offers a whole range of real estate options from traditional buildings to new 'modernized' developments such as apartments, penthouses, residential houses, commercial spaces and hotels. Apartment prices range between €22 0,000 all the way up to €12,700,000 for a block of apartments. Penthouses are priced between €330,000 and €3,500,0 00. If your focus is on residential houses, prices start at €795,000 and top out at €5,500,0 00.

In Valletta, prices for apartments range between €260,000 and €850,000, with maisonettes priced between €225,000 and €500,000. Several beautiful palazzos are currently also on offer ranging between €6,900,000 and €1,300,000. The prices for townhouses in Malta’s capital start at €300,000 and peak at €5,350,000.

4. Engel & Völkers Malta – providing expert advice and know-how for buying real estate

When purchasing real estate abroad, making such a major decision is best done in close cooperation with the local experts. So if you are thinking about acquiring a summer residence, a townhouse, an apartment, a maisonette, a penthouse or a House of Character in eastern Malta, your local Engel & Völkers real estate agent is there to help you turn your personal dream into reality. Complete customer satisfaction is our mission, which is why we at Engel & Völkers Malta are passionate about putting your individual wishes and ideas at the very forefront of our real estate services. Our many years of expertise in the marketing of prime residential real estate and our wide-ranging specialist knowledge gained in working closely with our many customers, together with regular training, enables Engel & Völkers Malta to provide you with the best possible basis for making your real estate purchasing decision. 


Our polyglot real estate agents are there to present to you our wide range of prime properties in our extensive portfolio. Equally as important, we make sure that we keep you up to date on the latest information about new offers and the current market situation through our close-knit network of contacts. And even if you want to sell or rent a property, contact our real estate agents to get the best professional support possible.

To arrange a free and non-binding meeting with us, simply call us at +30 2111055000 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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