Living in Mellieha

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'Mellieha, not just a summer resort but a destination for all seasons!' – European Destination of Excellence

A large village in the north-western part of Malta, Mellieha is a popular destination with locals and foreigners alike.

Having been isolated for over two centuries, due to fear from attacks of corsairs and Saracens, Mellieha has developed into a flourishing town, especially since it having been re-inhabited in the 18th century.  Today, however, it still retains an appealing, unique historic centre with its narrow streets and stepped alleys. No other village in Malta includes Mellieha’s large number of breathtaking villas. An ample number of foreigner choose to settle in Mellieha, an example of whom would be the President of The Social Capital Foundation.


Attractions in Mellieha

The wonderful Mellieha Bay is the longest beach in the area to date. It is surrounded by clean, shallow water and golden sands, making Mellieha an excellent location to live in or to visit whilst your vacation in Malta.

Indeed, all the major beaches are only a stone throw away from Mellieha. Addtionally, as it is located in the north of Malta, it makes it even easier to go to Gozo or Comino for a short stay.

How long would it take me from Mellieha to Gozo?
Travelling around Malta is as easy as can be. Crossing over from Mellieha to Gozo would just need a five- up to ten-minute drive to the Gozo Channel car ferry terminal in Cirkewwa.

Mellieha offers shallow waters and a vast expanse of smooth golden sands. The presence of life-guards make it an ideal spot/hub for families with children. Watersports are also available on Mellieha Beach. These include water-skiing and parasailing, with fun-filled activities such as banana boat rides, pedalos, and the renowned Popeye Village.

There is an abundance of beach bars and fine dining restaurants to choose from, all of which are found lining the front beach.

Learn more about Mellieha
Mellieha wins European Destination of Excellence award in 2009






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