Welcome to Popeye Village on Malta. The avid reader of this blog knows, that we are off-season travellers; not always by choice. So, this was the attraction in fall last year. While it was a wee bit windy, as you can see, Malta is worth the visit any time of the year and chances are, the weather is still nicer than in most of Europe. Welcome abroad!
Popeye Village – The Area
Sweethaven Village is an original film set. It is located on the west coast of Malta at Anchor Bay, approximately 3 km from Mellieħa. In 1979 construction started for the Robert Altman movie Popeye, starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. It took seven months to finish construction. Today, Popeye Village remains a museum and tourist attraction.
The small complex is not just fun for families. Restaurants, sun lounges and an oversized play area offer fun for young and old. If you are not into crystal clear water, there is also a small pool. Keep in mind, the beach is tiny but that is true for all of them on Malta. If the weather permits you get to take a boat tour around the area. All of that for a moderate entrance fee.
Considering the movie was made in 1980, this place is still in splendid condition.
Popeye Village for Fans
For true lovers of Popeye the Sailorman the odd bits and pieces are pure gold. Vintage and retro finds, original comic strips and lots of things to learn!
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