Sliema (which comes from the Maltese word ‘sliem’ meaning ‘peace’) is located on the northeast coast of Malta. Sliema was once a fishing town on the peninsula across from Valletta. This beautiful town was used as a camp centre for Turkish troops during the Great Siege in 1565. The leader of the Turkish troops Dragut, was killed by bombardment coming from Fort St. Elmo across the harbour from Sliema.
Elite residents from Valletta started to flock to Sliema during the early 20th century, which soon became known as their summer resort. The Sliema peninsula has beautiful views from both sides; the beautiful town of Valletta and from the other side you have panoramic sea views. If you enjoy walking or running, there is several kilometres of promenade from Gzira which lies just south of Sliema taking you into St. Julian’s. The promenade is a lovely place for a stroll after your evening meal.
This town is as well as being one of the main commercial business districts is also known as one of the major tourist areas in Malta as it caters for everyone; shopping, restaurants, nightlife, sports activities and beachside areas to relax and take in the surroundings. There is plenty to see and do in Sliema