Property for Sale in Mellieha

About Property in Mellieha

Mellieha is situated on the north of Malta and very popular as a tourist destination. With its sandy beaches and scenic surrounds, this place is legendary amongst locals and foreigners alike. It also has the largest sandy beach in Malta, Ghadira. Here people flock by the thousands during the hot summer months. It is a place to see and be seen, the original home of the beach body in Malta and about an hour from the airport. Making this why you should be looking at property for sale in Mellieha, so you buy the perfect property in the right location for you.

Property for sale in Mellieha consists mainly of apartments, maisonettes, penthouses and villas and due to the location, many offer stunning views over the bays and surrounding countryside. Year-round tours are on offer for those adventurous enough to explore sites located off the beaten track.

property for sale in mellieha

Mellieha property for sale is a hot commodity as many people aspire to and do own summer houses here. It is also extremely popular among the expat community as the area is relatively quiet with a low-key nightlife scene although some of the best restaurants call the area home.

Several towers can be found in the area such as Saint Agatha’s (The Red Tower), Għajn Ħadid and Armier Tower. The Red Tower has been featured in several international films as of recently. Another famous attraction is “Popeye Village”, which are the remains of a film set from 1980 that featured Robin Williams.

Real Estate in Mellieha

Properties for sale in Mellieha range from bungalows and maisonettes to apartments, terraced houses, penthouses and villas in all price ranges. Whether you go for quaint and quirky or modern and sleek, you will find it in Mellieha. We have the very best specialists in the area that can show you properties from under €200,000 to many millions of euros. Mellieha is extremely popular for rental investment buys as it is one of Malta’s favourite holiday destinations due to its location and what it offers.

The buying property in Mellieha in a nutshell

Your best bet is to contact one of our agents that specialise in the Mellieha area. You will be overwhelmed at the variety and choice that is available, so take a shortcut and get what you want sooner than later with the help of an experienced agent. When it comes to purchasing, the buying process in Malta is a straight-forward and simple one whereby a 10% deposit is usually enough to secure a property of your choice before completing the rest of the process through an appointed notary. Your estate agent will guide and help you through the entire transaction, from start to finish and even do the transfers of utility accounts on your behalf. All legal documentation is done in English or Maltese. If you are interested in the finer details of the buying process, have a look at our website.

Get to know more about Mellieha

Mellieħa is a fairly large town located in the northern region of Malta.  With a population of around 10,000 permanent inhabitants, Mellieħa is a well-known tourist resort and very popular due to its sandy beaches and relatively unspoilt surrounding natural environment. Mellieha is everyone’s favourite destination for the balmy summer months with people streaming in their thousands to beaches such as Għadira and Golden Bay. With many good restaurants, pubs, good hotels and supermarkets Mellieha has it all. 

The actual town overlooks Mellieħa Bay and especially Għadira Bay which is renowned for being the largest sandy beach in the entire country. The port of Ċirkewwa is a favourite amongst the scuba community as it is a dream diving site which includes the wrecks of the MV Rozi and a P29 patrol boat to name but two. The town’s name comes from the word used for describing salt and refers to the ancient Punic-Roman salt pans which once existed here and the site of the salt pans is now included in the Għadira Nature Reserve.

Mellieha’s first inhabitants date from around 3000 BC during the time of the Neolithic period. Notable megalithic remains have been found, such as the temple of Għajn Żejtuna and several caves and tombs which contained tools and pottery fragments. Evidence of troglodytes living in the area’s surrounding caves continued during Byzantine times but are reported to have been abandoned in the early medieval period.

Mellieha is known for its laid-back attitude towards life and it is a firm favourite of many retirees and UK Expats. The international airport is about one hour’s drive and with major roads in and around Mellieha, commuting to Sliema, Valletta and the rest of Malta and the Gozo ferry at Cirkewwa is a breeze.

Nightlife in the North of Malta

Mellieha is not known for its nightlife and is a fairly quiet, laid-back place to holiday or live and your best bet will be one of the bars, restaurants or pubs that may offer some live music. If you are in the mood for some action, there’s always Qawra and Bugibba a short drive away of about 9km or 15 minutes by car.

Places to visit & things to do in Mellieha

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The Red Tower

A famous landmark of the area, the Red Tower or St Agatha’s Tower is high up on the hill overlooking Melliha Bay and cannot be missed. The tower is manned by volunteers and only open at certain times. The Red Tower has been featured in several movies.

Għadira Nature Reserve

It is a favourite amongst bird watchers and has been a reserve since 1978. It is only open certain times of the year, usually from November to May.

Mellieha Parish Church

Built from traditional Maltese limestone, this Baroque-style church boasts 5 bells imported from Italy. The main attractions of the church are the paintings on the interior.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa

Dating back to the 16th Century, this small Augustine monastery’s cave was visited by St Luke and Paul when they were shipwrecked here. Well worth a visit.

Ghajn Tuffieha and White Towers

As expected, these towers all had a military defence purpose and there are a total of 13 still dotted around Malta and Gozo, of which these are two in the Mellieha area.

Popeye Village

Popeye Village is a very popular attraction, the remains of a film set in the 1980’s starring Robin Williams. It is quirky, offers great views over the bay and you can also have a bite to eat at the restaurant.

Tunnara Museum

A small, intimate museum dedicated  to fishing and manned by volunteers.

Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park

If you’re game for a nature walk, this is the place to go. Marvel at the plants and wildlife as well as the stunning views over the cliffs of the Mediterranean.

Coral Lagoon

This is one of Malta’s most spectacular natural wonders along with the Blue Lagoon. Also known as the Dragonara Cave, the lagoon is a favourite with snorkelers and swimmers.

Beaches in Mellieha

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Mellieha Bay

Malta’s largest sandy beach and ideal for families. Rent an umbrella and chairs and get your snacks from one of the many kiosks on the promenade.

Paradise Bay

On the northern tip of Malta, here you have views over the Gozo channel. The bay is surrounded by high cliffs and can be reached after a brisk walk.

Armier, Little Armier, Slugs, Imgiebah and White Tower Bays

All in the same proximity, there are the beaches to go to if you want to get away from the crowds. Just make sure you take everything you may need with, as not all of them have facilities such as public toilets or snack bars.

Comino and the Blue Lagoon

This is probably Malta’s most famous attraction after Valletta. The crystal-clear waters and white sand, small bays and rock formations have charmed countless thousands and will continue to do so every summer. You can book charter boats for the trip to the island from either the Malta or Gozo side. It is a must-see!

Excursions from Mellieha to Gozo

Being in the most northern part of Malta, you will be a short distance away from the ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. Take the ferry to Gozo and after a mere 40 minutes or so you are on the sister island, renowned for its laid-back pace and old world charm.

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