Commercial centres and shops are usually easily accessible by public or private transport. Shops are normally open between 09:00 and 13:00 and between 16:00 and 19:00. However, in tourist areas such as Bay Street, Paceville, many shops remain open till 22:00. Shops are normally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Three daily markets are held in Malta and Gozo during the morning. These are:
Merchant’s Street Market “il-Monti”, Valletta
It-Tokk Market, Victoria, Gozo
There are also Sunday markets at Valletta and Marsaxlokk. Besides, weekly markets are held in several villages.
Pharmacies are open during normal shopping hours, from 08:30 or 09:00 till 13:00 and in the afternoon from 15:30 or 16:00 until 19:00. No night service is available. A roster of pharmacies open on Sundays is listed in the Sunday newspaper. Many products may be dispensed without a doctor’s prescription.