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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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Mellieha?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,982 holiday lettings around Mellieha. From 244 villas to 1,218 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Mellieha?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Mellieha:

  • Santa Maria Estate: 194 holiday homes
  • Mellieħa Heights: 189 holiday homes
  • Għadira: 184 holiday homes
  • Mistra: 50 holiday homes
  • Ta' Pennellu: 154 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mellieha?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Mellieha. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Popeye Village: 2,154 holiday lettings
  • Mellieha Bay: 2,166 holiday lettings
  • Golden Sands Beach: 2,171 holiday lettings
  • Mellieha Church: 2,086 holiday lettings
  • Armier Bay Beach: 2,043 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Mellieha listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Mellieha?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 244 Villas in Mellieha. Our other popular types of Mellieha holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,218 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 263 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 128 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mellieha?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 673 holiday homes with pool available in Mellieha. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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