Guide: Real estate in Mellieha

If you fancy living by the sea close to a long sandy beach with a Maltese village overlooking in the background, an ideal location to check out is Mellieha. Located in the north-west part of Malta, Mellieha has a long history which dates back to Neolithic times when the first inhabitants lived in several naturally formed caves in the area. Today this location attracts people to one of Malta's most popular beaches known as Mellieha Bay or Ghadira Bay.

Living by the Sea

Thinking of re-locating to a seaside town has its advantages. Residents in this town, enjoy living in some of the loveliest residences, this side of Malta. With a variety of properties to choose from, people benefit from an all year round vacation atmosphere, which blends in excellently with the residential areas of town. Whether one lives in the heart of the old town, on its outskirts closer to the sea, or somewhere secluded but still enjoying a view of the bay or the surrounding countryside, this location is one step away from Cirkewwa which ferries one out to Gozo. Other locations in the vicinity are Xemxija, Armier and Paradise Bay.

Places of Note

A key site to visit is the church which stands perched high on top of the hill in the town centre. The baroque style church constructed in the 19th century is known as the Sanctuary of our Lady of Mellieha. It stands above a crypt which was originally a natural cave. Inside one finds an ancient fresco, painted in the Byzantine style and believed to have been created in the early mediaeval period. However legend holds that it was painted by St Luke when he was shipwrecked on Malta together with St Paul.

In the limits of town one finds L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha, a vast expanse of land where wild garigue and history come together. This is where one can see the Red Tower alias known as Fort St Agatha. This was one of seven towers constructed during the times of the Knights of St John. Today this watch post can be visited and offers exceptional views from the top of the tower.

Popeye Village located in Anchor Bay is another superb and surprising attraction found in Mellieha. This is the film set of 1980 film production 'Popeye' which starred Robin Williams in the leading role of Popeye. Today the village's quaint wooden structures still stand and serve as a tourist attraction all year round.

Mellieha is the site of two major nature reserves - Ghadira Nature Reserve which is a bird sanctuary and Foresta 2000 which is a natural habitat of Mediterranean woodland.

Shopping, Bars, Restaurants

As a self sufficient town, Mellieha offers all facilities and amenities required for modern comforts. Shops, supermarkets, boutiques, souvenir shops, a wide variety of restaurants, pizzerias, bars and pubs. The area is also rish in hotels, apart hotels and holiday rentals.

Activities

Mellieha is the place for swimming, rambling, diving, paragliding, birdwatching, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, snorkelling, farming or just lounging and sun-bathing.

Schools

Apart from the local Primary School which is one of the best in this part of Malta, the area of Mellieha offers a number of English language schools which attract a considerable crowd of international students.

Real Estate Market

The Real Estate market is thriving in Mellieha. The locality offers unique opportunities to purchase a first home with magnificent sea views or country views.or one which is steeped in history within the centre of town. Apart from that, the location has several new buildings in the form of designer apartment blocks, which are attracting second home buyers or buyers who would like to invest in a holiday home that can double up as a rental investment.

Below find a number of links that will take you to search results based on your budget and the type of property you are looking for.