Popeye Village (Sweethaven) is an amusement park in Malta in the municipality of Mellieha, on the Bay of Anchor. The park has the form of a village, which was built in 1979 for the film Popeye, shot here in 1980. Today, the village is open all year round for tourists as an open-air museum and family entertainment complex. It is one of the tourist attractions of Malta.
Some of the houses in the village of Popeya were equipped with various movie-related items, including props used in the production of the film.
For tourists there are organized 15-minute cruises by boat on the bay, where you can photograph landscapes and watch the village from the sea. In the lower complex there is a cinema where are projections about the film as well as its creation are displayed every hour. The center also organizes shows such as puppet shows.
On the streets you can meet strolling characters from the movie, with whom you can talk and take a picture. Entry to the village is payable, however there are no fees for using some of the attractions, eg a boat trip.
There is a restaurant in Popeye Village.
Popeye Village opening hours
November – March: 9.30 – 16.30,
April – Jun: 9.30 – 17.30
September – October : 9.30 – 17.30
July – August: 9.30 – 19.00
Adults: € 10.50
Children (3-12): €8.50
Adults: € 11.50
Children (3-12): €9.50
Adults: € 15.00
Children (3-12): €12.00
Tel. (+356) 2152 4782, (+356) 2152 4783, (+356) 2152 4784
You can get to Popeye Village by bus. From Valletta buses: 41, 42, from Sliema bus: 222 and from Bugibba bus: 221 to Mellieha Centre/Mellieha bay. And from there the bus 101 to Popeye Village.
Map of the Popeye Village
Video from Popeye Village – Sweethaven
“Popeye” movie trailer
Popeye Village location
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