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St Agatha's Tower, Mellieha

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Climb to the top of St Agatha's Tower, one of the main defensive positions during the time of the Knights of St. John, for views of the island and nature reserve. Built in 1649, the tower was manned during both world wars and equipped with a cannon and enough food and ammunition for 30 men to withstand a siege of 40 days. The steep steps leading to the top of the tower may be challenging for those with mobility issues. Plan to see St Agatha's Tower and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mellieha itinerary builder.
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  • St agathas tower or the red tower as it is know has a wealth of history attached to it. It is a very uphill walk from mellieha and a lot of steps once there. Wonderful views from the top.  more »
  • After seeing the red tower for a week while in Melleiha we decided to take the challenge of walking up to it from our hotel. Decided to set off early before it got too hot, but even at 8am it's alread...  more »
  • I don't know if this counts as a visit but we saw online that the closing time is 6pm during summer months. We took the bus all the way from Valletta and unfortunately the closing time was 5PM BUT NOT...  more »

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Where to stay in Mellieha

To fully enjoy Mellieha's beaches, stay in either Mellieha Bay or Mellieha village. These two areas will provide you with the best access to Malta's largest sandy beach, as well as several restaurants and bars. Both fancy hotels and more affordable options can be found here. Golden Bay, Paradise Bay, Marfa, and Cirkewwa are also good options for lodging, but are situated farther out of the city, away from the main village and its amenities.
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