Mellieha Mini Guide
Welcome to Mellieha
A rural and relaxing small town in the Northwest of Malta, named European Destination of Excellence 2009. Originally developed by the British, it is home today for numerous locals (Il-Mellehin) and is a popular summer tourist destination.
What to do in Mellieha?
There is plenty to occupy a variety of passions. It's a great place for diving in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean, or for taking a day cruise or boat tour. Family amusement is available at Popeye Village Fun Park as well as on the sandy beach of the bay. For those preferring more traditional exploits, there are some quaint shops, a majestic Baroque church and many cultural organisations for enjoying music, sports and other interests. If you like to wine and dine there are numerous restaurants offering Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and other specialities.
What to see in Mellieha?
For a relatively small place, the list seems endless. Visit one of several nearby bays and beaches, or take a tour around some rich historical sites including forts and churches. If you are interested in nature and the environment there is Ghadira Bird Sanctuary, local woodland and quarries, as well as a windmill. If you want to experience the full throes of the local festive season, visit during early September where amongst other things there will be folk singing, fireworks and religious celebration, which build to a spectacular climax on 8th September.
Fly in to Malta airport just outside Valletta
and take a leisurely transfer via taxi or bus. For a quick and self-sufficient transfer, why not hire a car. If you hire through Rhino you can collect your vehicle in the airport Welcome Hall. With so much to see and do once you get to Mellieha, your car will serve you well and enable you to thoroughly enjoy the experiences of this truly excellent European destination.