Xemxija is a suburb located on the western part of St. Paul’s Bay in the Northern Region of Malta. It is a quiet seaside village, surrounded by Maltese countryside with many fertile valleys surrounding it. With its beautiful small harbour, it is the gateway to the sandy beaches of Golden Bay and Mellieħa Bay. There are quite a few hotels and restaurants in Xemxija and the numbers of property for sale in Xemxija, Malta has seen a rise in the past few years as it is more affordable and due to ongoing construction along the seaboard, more units are coming onto the market of this picturesque seaside village.
The local surrounding area has been inhabited since the prehistoric. It contains a number of archaeological sites, which now form a popular heritage trail. Here you can find rock-hewn tombs, remains of two megalithic temples, a Bronze Age grain silo, Troglodite dwellings, cart ruts, a Roman road and Roman apiaries. Here you will also find the Arrias Battery and the Xemxija Aqueduct. In modern times the Arrias Battery was converted into a popular restaurant.
For history buffs, an underground emergency flour mill was built in Xemxija during the Cold War. It has been restored to full working condition by the Maltese Industrial Heritage Foundation and is open to visitors.
Towards the end of the last century, many apartment blocks were built in Xemxija, leading to it becoming a popular residential area complete with several bars and restaurants. Simar Nature Reserve is also located within the boundaries of the Xemxija area.