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Destination guide

Slow it down with a peaceful holiday in a Mellieha villa

Mellieha is the picturesque northernmost village on Malta and features the largest beach on the island, known as Ghadira. A villa holiday in Mellieha is ideal if you prefer a slower pace or want to know what it's like to live in a Maltese village. Your holiday in Mellieha will be filled with sun, sand and hills. The village sits atop a hill, so walking in this region is not for the faint of heart. You'll enjoy both natural beauty and historical structures when you stroll through the countryside surrounding Mellieha. A variety of Malta villas to rent can be found in Mellieha, with spacious interiors and generous amenities like pools, hot tubs and spectacular views.

 
History

Historic and heritage sites near Mellieha villa rentals

Saint Agatha’s Tower is a 17th-century fortress that offers island views, and whose walls and ramparts still stand overlooking the city. Ahrax Tower was built in 1658 and stands as one of the remaining medieval fortifications that protected the town. Another historic watchtower is Ghajn Hadid Tower, also erected in 1658, one of the first such towers to have been built. Today it is in ruins, but these can still be explored. For later history, you can visit the ruins of Fort Campbell, built just before World War II and which was one of the most important fortifications built in the war.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Mellieha

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Mellieha a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Popeye Village Malta (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Birdpark Malta (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Malta National Aquarium (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Mediterraneo Marine Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Duck Village (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Malta Falconry Centre (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Mellieha

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Mellieha

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Mellieha. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mellieha Bay (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Golden Sands Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Blue Lagoon (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Blue Grotto (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Ghadira Nature Reserve (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Mellieha

The nearest airport is in Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.), located 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Navigating your Mellieha holiday rental

Most people will arrive in Malta through the Malta International Airport, which is about 13 miles from Mellieha. From there, a private taxi or car hire is the best, most efficient way to get to town, though public transportation is available, with bus routes running into town. Car hires allow you to drive yourself around the region and see the sights at your leisure. Many local sites such as beaches and nature trails are very walkable, and it’s intended that’s how you’ll visit several of these attractions.

Food & drink

Local cuisine to enjoy near Mellieha holiday lettings

Maltese cuisine is typical of many Mediterranean regions, but has its own unique flavours and approaches. While in the area, you should try lampuki pie, a savoury pie made from fish. Rabbit stew is a common dish in the region and is served hot with vegetables and spices. Seafood is a staple of local cuisine and you should try Aljotta, a garlicky fish soup, while in the region. Finally, you’ll want to enjoy dessert while staying in Mellieha holiday lettings, and Helwa tat-Tork is a delectable sweet, sugary mixture with almonds.

Essential info

Important facts to know about Mellieha holiday homes

The hospitality sector is very important to the Mellieha economy, which means that it tends to be a very safe place for visitors. It’s well known for its beaches, and is a popular site for divers looking to explore reefs and shipwrecks. It has been awarded the European Destination of Excellence for its sustainable initiatives. It has a Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature around 20°C and approximately 603 mm of precipitation per year. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, so communication shouldn’t be a problem.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mellieha?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,703 vacation rentals near Mellieha. From 242 villas to 996 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mellieha for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.