Another baby sister feast is held on the 14th of September and commemorates the feast of ‘Our Lady of the Sanctuary’ . It is legendarily said, that an underground tunnel leading from the cave of ‘Our Lady’ to the bay, saved the life of a young and beautiful damsel who fled the capture of the Turks when they invaded Mellieha. The cave today is a sanctuary to all believers and many visit this sacred cave to pray for miracles, some of which have been fulfilled and have been confirmed so, by the hundreds of thankful letters and gifts placed at the cave. A very emotional and unusual experience.
On the outskirts of Mellieha, there are many tracks ideal for off-road walkers. This is a splendid way to grasp the chance to see magnificent views which can be had from points that can only be reached on foot. Selmun, Mizieb, L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha and Manikata are a few ideal tracks. Horse and Pony rides are also available across the Manikata Ranges and from Popeye Village.
In a nutshell, Mellieha offers all it’s visitors bliss, relaxation, sunshine, lovely clear and safe sea waters, breathtaking views and above all, complete pleasure.Malta has transformed itself from a former Great Britain acquired country to a Republic and later to an European Union member in 2004. It is an island that is dependant mostly on it’s tourist industry, since Malta’s natural resources are limited, it continues to be dependant on its neighbours, primarily being European and North African countries.