While Malta boasts a rich, millenial history, Sliema offers the visitor the possibility to experience the cosmopolitan side of the island. Iconic British architecture mingles with modern, commercial buildings, with most of the town running along a beautiful promenade, one of the busiest commercial and social hubs on the island. The promenade, runs for some 10 km along the north eastern coastline from Ta’ Xbiex to St. Julian’s.
Take your shopping to the next level
Sliema is also Malta’s shopping mecca, hosting Malta’s major shopping complexes with top international brands lining up the streets alongside quirky traditional Maltese shops. This is a town which rarely sleeps, with commercial activity in the morning making way for romantic walks in the evening as locals and visitors stroll to some of the gastronomic delights the country has to offer. Sliema is also host to some of the best icecream parlours the island has to offer.
Modern history in Sliema
Despite being a modern town which has experienced significant modern development in recent years, Sliema still offers a great dose of history for the lovers of time past. For while modern buildings dominate the coastal walk, a couple of steps to the town’s back streets will take you to another world of colourful traditional balconies and art-deco/art-nouveau facades that used to define the town’s landscape. Some impressive religious buildings delight both history and art buffs, with a 220-year old chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Graces in High Street, featuring two paintings by renowned artist Mattia Preti.
Don't miss mahestic views
Just outside the town’s border, Fort Manoel is an impressive example of the military prowess of the Knights, a star-shaped fortification with majestic views over Valletta.
Ride sharing in Sliema
Getting around in Malta from Sliema is made easy with Cool. The innovative, original ride sharing experience offers a different way to enjoy all corners of the island with the best prices in the country.
Cheaper than taxi and cab
Cool is an on-demand, innovative and inexpensive alternative to taxis, cabs or public transport from Sliema. To benefit from even cheaper rides, just book your ride and share it with others heading your way. Starting from as little as €4.45, Cool’s rates are much cheaper than standard taxi or cab service. We use state-of-the-art technology in the field to make sure that the nearest driver reaches you in Sliema no time, driving you to anywhere on the island using the shortest and most efficient route possible.
Like plans? Then you will love Cool Passes
If you’re short on time but with a packed to-do list on your stay in Sliema, Cool provides you with the cheapest altenative for your transfers. To make you ride even cheaper should you be planning to travel more frequently, Cool offers even better prices for its shared rides through its Cool Passes.
Make new connections
Besides, if you’re travelling alone, ride pooling is an incredible way to meet like-minded people, locals and fellow travellers, and is a great way of making new connections.
Just download an app and book your ride
Download the Cool app on your smartphone and discover what makes Cool the most competitive option, with cheap prices to travel around Malta, including to and from the airport.