Mellieħa is a town in Malta Island.
A small seaside town with a few main tourist orientated streets. Great access to northern beaches and bays of Malta, and close to the ferry and cruises to Gozo.
As with many religious venues in Malta, it is wise to dress considerately (trousers, long skirts, etc.) at the local church.
Triq il-Mistra is the main road for traffic from the south and east, whilst the Triq il-Marfa sees most of the traffic from the north and ferries from Gozo and Comino.
Buses are available to major towns such as Valletta and to the nearby ferry port of Ċirkewwa on the main roads throughout the town.
Bus 41, 42, 49 and 250 go to Valletta bus station.
X11 is the airport express bus.
The 7day pass can be used on all these services
Mellieħa is a small town which is easy to walk around, but for those who are unable to cope with the steep hill between the main area of town and Għadira bay, there are buses and taxis available.
Taxi It is advisable to ask the cost before before hiring a taxi.
Car Hire There are many local car hire companies in Mellieha and nearby resorts the quality of vehicles supplied varies greatly. The bigger international car hire firms are also represented in nearby resorts and will deliver and collect from hotels for free. If dealing with an international car hire company if you book well in advance via the internet it may work out cheaper than a local firm. Normally hire cars are required by local law to be supplied with the fuel tank at least half full or quarter full for a single day hire.
The most important of these is not to move a vehicle after an accident until the traffic warden service have arrived and recorded all details.
Be aware local drivers have habits that would cause alarm in most countries, they habitually overtake on the approach to blind bends, and don't hesitate to enter roundabouts in the face of on coming traffic. Also beware of grossly over loaded trucks and vans.