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

Marsaxlokk Market

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.