Mellieħa is a town on Malta.


Mellieħa ([məˈliːhə], or il-Mellieħa) is a large village (pop. 7,221 in Dec 2008) in the northwestern part of Malta. It is a popular tourist destination during the summer months. Mellieħa as a village developed under British colonization after the British encouraged people to settle in the area by giving leases to the population. For two centuries previously, the area was abandoned due to fear from attacks of corsairs and Saracens. Before that, only a few villagers lived in the area.

Get in

By Car

Mellieħa is easily accessible by car, and is signposted from most of Malta's roads. If signposts are not found, follow signs for Circewwa.

By Bus

Buses are available to Mellieħa on the ic-Circewwa route from Valletta, Sliema and Birkirkara.

Get around

Given the small size of Mellieħa it is generally easy to walk anywhere. However it is built up a somewhat steep hill making the walk from the hilltop main street and church, to the lower beach area something of a hot and tiring affair, if you have a bus pass it is recommended to hop on one when going up or down.




There are many stores in Mellieħa where souvenirs can be obtained.



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