St Agatha's Tower (Red Tower), Mellieha

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Climb to the top of St Agatha's Tower (Red 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 (Red Tower) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mellieha attractions using our Mellieha vacation planner.
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  • It wasn't open when we went (we were too early) but the views of amazing! We walked up from our hotel which was easy enough to find, however very hilly. Glad we walked up though as it was beautiful.  more »
  • Great character building with wonderful views of the surrounding area from the top. Walking distance to Mellieha bay.  more »
  • Great views from there, you can get there easy by car and have place to park. The tower is recently refurbished and looks amazing but it was closed at the moment we arrive... The views are stunning! Totally recommended!
  • Wonderful views! The staff was super friendly as well and we got a lot of information about history. It's definitely worth visiting. :)

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