Mellieha is a tourist resort village, which is popular for its sandy beaches and natural environment. It is a small town in the Northern Region of Malta. It was one of the first ten perishes of Malta. It still existed in 1436, but it was abandoned in the late 16th century, because the North of Malta was no longer safe due to raids by Muslim corsairs. During the early years of Hospitaller rule in Malta, Mellieha remained abandoned. In the late 16th century, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha was rebuilt.
The town of Mellieha stands on a group of hills on the North-West coast of the main island of Malta. The town overlooks Mallieha Bay, which includes Ghadira Bay. It is the largest sandy beach in Malta. The large Marfa Peninsula lies at the North of Mellieha which includes several small bays.
Mellieha is a popular tourist destination during summers. It is awarded the title of ‘European Destination of Excellence’. It is well known for Ghadira Bay and Golden Bay.
Location: Malta, 13 miles from Valletta.
Climate: Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot, while winters are mild. Wear cottons in summers and woolens in winters.
Best time to visit: September-October
How to reach:
By Air: Malta International Airport
Places of interest
Location: It is located between Malta and Gozo
Best month to visit: May, June and September
How to reach: By boat
Also famous for its blue lagoon with its perfect clear sea water, this beautiful island is situated between Malta and Goza, which attracts many visitors from around the World with its spectacular beaches and Mediterranean climate which is suitable for a beach party. This calm getaway is the perfect holiday destination for your family and friends.
Without the noise of traffic and problems of your daily life, this picturesque island is the place where you would want to go again and again.
St. Agatha's Tower
Location: Triq Tad-Dahar, Il-Mellieħa, Malta
Timings: Winter Timings from 16th September – 14th June: 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Summer Timings from 15th June – 15th September: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Due to its red color, it is also called the Red Tower and is dedicated to St. Agatha. This 17th century watchtower is a famous tourist attraction of Malta. This historic place was an important piece of defense due to its pivotal position. For the visitors, it is a perfect spot to get 360 degree view of the sea and the town. It is the place where you want to be at the time of Sunset, to see the sun drowning in the sea.
Location: North Malta
Timings: Open all days
This harbor is one of the main transport hubs of the Mellieha. It plays as the base for the visitors travelling to the Comino islands and other parts. Ferries come and go from Ċirkewwa. Nowadays, it is becoming famous as the Scuba hub of the country. Under the sea water, there are many caves, arches and tunnels worth exploring with your scuba gear on.
Location: Triq Tal-Prajjet, Il-Mellieħa, Malta
Timings: November to February Timings: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. March to June, September and October Timings: 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. July and August Timings: 9.30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
How to reach: By bus, car or boat
What used to be a set of the film ‘Popeye’, the musical has now grown into a popular, themed destination. It receives millions of travelers from around the World annually. It hosts various musical events, themed weddings, dinners and local events. It gives you the chance to relive some of your childhood Popeye fantasies. It acts as the centre stage for occasions like Christmas, kids’ themed parties, Halloween, carnivals and teen parties. You would want to click some amazing photographs here, with your favorite characters.
Location: Gozo, Malta, near Dwejra Bay on the Inland Sea
How to reach: By bus, car or boat
This window space, carved out of the big rocks on top of the sea is the bizarre phenomenon of Mother Nature, which attracts people around the world to visit this amazing place. This natural arch has been featured in many International movies. This spectacular event of nature has become the face of Malta. It first caught the eye of the World when it was featured in the famous TV Drama ‘The Game of Thrones’.