"Madonna tal-Mellieha" Top 5 Page for this destination Mellieha by Diana75

Mellieha Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 297 photos

One of Malta's most picturesque tourist destinations, Mellieha is home to some important Maltese attractions, so different one from another: the touching Sanctuary of the Madonna tal-Mellieha, Malta's largest sandy beach - Ghadira, the interesting St Agatha tower, also known as the Red Tower, and the Popeye Village, the set of the 1980 film Popeye.

It's name probably derives from the Semitic root "m-l-h" which in Arabic means salt. The name was adopted because of the ancient salt-terns the Romans had established at Ghadira - the large sandy bay lying at the foot of the village.

  • Last visit to Mellieha: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 27, 2006
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  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2007 at 2:28 AM

    Superb, simplu superb!!! Cuvintele nu sunt oricum de ajuns. Gabriela

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2007 at 8:04 AM

    Great job! Very picturesque and large village. Nice to see plaque commemorating visit of pope John Paul II in the catjedral!!!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 4:09 PM

    What a charming village Mellieha is. I especially like the Mellieha Bay and the Cave Chapel with the icon of the Madonna and Child.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2006 at 6:30 AM

    Nice to see your new page about Mellieha, there are so many great places to go in Malta !

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