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Of stars & sea: the story behind the colourful Popeye Village in the seaside town of Mellieha
The village was built for quite a cool reason!

Jillian Mallia

Popeye Village is Malta’s very own colourful hamlet with a big personality. The village is bursting with life in the seaside town of Mellieha, situated on the other side of Mellieha Bay.

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A blast from the past

Popeye Village was the location of the 1980 musical film production Popeye and has since then become one of the major tourist attractions on the Maltese Islands. The village was purposely built for the live-action feature film produced by Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Productions, starring the late Robin Williams.

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A fun-tastic venue

All the young (and the young at heart!) can enjoy a number of activities at Popeye Village. Once you step into The Malta Tourism Authority quality-assured visitor attraction, you’ll be instantly captivated.

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Performers and animators provide regular entertainment for families visiting the village, and many of the shows are interactive, encouraging audience participation in the performance. A variety of shows are put up throughout the day including a puppet show for kids, as well as a musical number, called Popeye and his Friends, choreographed to a T.

Wedding destination

Popeye Village is also a wedding venue that has been chosen many a couple's big day. A fairy tale wedding is guaranteed at this unique location and the day will be a fabulously fun-filled.

Want to witness this first-hand? Popeye Village is open from between 9.30am and 5.30pm from April to June, September and October, and between 9.30am and 7pm during the months of July and August.

8th August 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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