Urban Conservation Area in Zurrieq
The largest village in the area, it is also the centre of most of its commercial activities. It has also been one of the oldest to be established as a separate parish church, and thus it precedes all the other villages that are within the immediate vicinity. Zurrieq has always been one of those villages that attracted people from smaller hamlets. Hal Millieri, a case in point, was still thriving up to the late 16th century, but by the turn of the 17th century it dwindled and today only its names survives. The majority of its inhabitants went to live either at Zurrieq, or else in nearby villages. The area surrounding Zurrieq is also famous for its wonderful country walks. A walk from the parish center towards the cliffs overlooking the Blue Grotto, would lead one through wonderful scenery, including the valleys of the area as well.