"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.
As all Malta towns, Mellieha has its own celebration. The feast of Our Lady of Victories is celebrated on September 8,... more travel advice
Beside the old decorations, the entrance room to the sanctuary has the walls covered many ex-votos. These ex-votos, a... more travel advice
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