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 visit St Agatha's Tower and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mellieha attractions using our Mellieha vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After a hard walk we reached up to this castle. We saw it in the 36 degree heat and views of Mellieha is formidable. You can also visit the site on Tuesday and Thursday evening to watch the sunset.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The tower has great views and history but the visit was ruined by the staff on our leaving. She insulted me and I cried all the way back to our hotel. ☹️ Some people should not be in the job they are ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The view from the top is great, but the tower is very difficult to access if there is no car. We took the bus, and then we had to climb a fairly difficult side for the elderly. Then stairs to access the building and still stairs to reach his peak. A great view that physically deserves!
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