Self catering holidays in Malta

Malta - the friendliest island in the Med

Limestone tunnels and caves were dug by people in Malta to escape bombing in WWII

Caves and tunnels were dug in the limestone to shelter the population from bombing
Caves,  tunnels and houses in the rock near Mellieha Bay

Entire families helped to dig out tunnels and caves to escape the bombing Malta was subjected to in World War II. The cave studded limestone cliff above is near Mellieha Bay.  The best place to see it is from the cafe above the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Victory where there are panoramic views of Mellieha Bay, Gozo and Comino.

Mellieha air raid shelterVisit the Mellieha Air Raid Shelters nearby to find out how the residents of Mellieha survived the war, how the shelter was excavated entirely by hand and see the living conditions including the medical section with a maternity room.

There is also a small walled beautifully maintained cemetary nearby that demonstrates the Roman Catholic tradition of caring for graves.