Come Sailor, Away
WHAT: Popeye Village
WHY: If rough seas make good sailors, then what does the picturesque Mediteranian Sea make? Popeye Village Malta (AKA Sweethaven Village), of course. Built for the 1980 movie "Popeye" staring Robin Williams, the set has stood the test of time – unlike, sadly, the Robert Altman film. A costumed Popeye and friends celebrate Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and, of course, Carnival (although exactly how Olive Oil and crew get into the holiday spirit probably defies logic and explanation). There’s even a public beach, decks for sunbathing, boat rides, water trampolines and, for some reason, silver smith demonstrations. Ready to set sail? No one will judge. Because it's whatever floats your boat.
WHERE: riq Tal-Prajjet, Il-Mellieħa, +356 2152 4782.