When we found out that the film set for the 1980’s Popeye movie was made in Malta, we just had to go and see it for ourselves. The village is built next to Anchor bay in Mellieħa, it’s a picturesque inlet with beautiful green-blue clear water that is surrounded by rocky slopes. We actually did not go inside the village itself because i’m more of a view kinda girl, but we could see the actors dancing and singing from afar. I think it’s a great place to visit, for families with kids.
On our way to Popeye village, we came across Mellieħa Bay also referred to as Ghadira (pron. a-deera), which is Malta’s largest sandy beach. Its crystal clear waters are amazing and definitely worth your time. Mellieħa village itself is situated on top of a hill and has a lovely character and picturesque scenes that capture your heart right away. It’s just a 5- to 10-minute drive away from Ċirkewwa, where you can easily hop on the ferries to the islands Gozo and Comino.