For the title of the most popular resort in Malta is always ready to fight the small town of St Julians (Malta. San Ġiljan), located near the town of Sliema, Valletta’s north. Despite the fact that the local beaches can not be called the best in the country, the presence of excellent hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and entertainment complexes makes this resort a favorite destination of hundreds of thousands of tourists.
The town is named in honor of St. Julian’s hospitality, or Poor Julian -. The patron saint of travelers, who, according to legend, spent all his wealth for the construction of hospitals, orphanages and homes for the pilgrims.
Prior to the beginning of the XIX century the place where today the resort town is located along the coastline, was hardly populated due to frequent raids of pirates. But since the end of the XIX century St. Julian’s has become one of the favorite holiday destinations for wealthy residents of Malta and the UK.
Today, St. Julian’s – this is the perfect resort for young people, gourmets and lovers of gambling.