Its the most popular trip with tourists and for good reason. Mamma mia island skiathos message board tripadvisor. Skiathos and alonissos are also very green and have many beautiful beaches. This is the video of our travel to sporades island. Skiathos and its neighbour skopelos were the filming locations of the 2008 film mamma mia. Mamma mia island, tour skopelos island greece, mamma mia. Skiathos info weather in skiathos skiathos holidays. Here are our top 4 reasons to visit skiathos this summer. The chapel of agios ioannis perches 100 metres above the sea on a rock outcrop in the northeast coast of the sporades island of skopelos in the northeast aegean. All areas were determined after an extensive research and skopelos, skiathos and ntamouhari chosen from among 21 greek islands, and as main criterion. Sites that were shooting in skiathos is the old harbor near the picturesque bourtzi the scene with the boat at the start of the film and the scene running to reach. When walking from my hotel to skiathos town along the beaches, i had a really nice watermelon and cheese lunch at the beachfront taverna cafe del mar. Walk where the protagonists walked, swim in the same waters and sing like these fun abba songs. Alexandros papadiamantis photographed by fellow greek writer pavlos nirvanas, 1906.
Skopelos, the mamma mia island of kalokeri in greece. Skiathos, skopelos and alonissos including the deserted islands of the national marine park. Departure from skiathos to the beaches kastani and milia in skopelos by poseidon boat,where we will stay for 2 hours just for swimming. Exactly 10 years later, when the release of the second mamma mia. It is the movie adaptation of the hit west end musical stage show of the same name which has been running house full in london and broadway. Shooting for the film were held at skiathos harbor near bourtzi on august 2007.
John where the movie mamma mia was filmed, we will enjoy the deep blue sea, lush nature and the magnificent scenery. Skopelos is a very green island, is famous for the film of mamma mia. Wonderful and romantic excursion to places that the musical mamma mia was filmed departure from skiathos to the beaches kastani and milia in skopelos by poseidon boat,where we will stay for 2 hours just for swimming our next 1hour stop will be the island of arkos, which is right opposite skiathos harbour for lunch and swimming. The stunning greek island where mamma mia was filmed. Skopelos village is a luxury hotel where mamma mia. The movie is a 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by phyllida lloyd and written by catherine johnson based on the 1999 musical of the same name, also written by johnson, which itself is based on the songs of pop group abba, including the title song, with additional music composed by abba member benny andersson. Now comes the news that a bay on skiathos the island that served, partially, as a backdrop for the first mamma mia. The film was mostly shot on the greek island of skopelos, also the neighbouring island of skiathos. Visiting the locations of mamma mia on skopelos i had a dream. The film was mostly shot on the greek island of skopelos, also the neighbouring island of skiathos, pinewood studio, and the greek mainland. Several of the stars brought their families with them while filming, including colin. The film stars are meryl streep, pierce brosnan, julie walters, colin firth, stellan skarsgaard, christine baranski, dominic cooper and amanda seyfried. Sep 06, 2016 filming locations of mamma mia the movie.
Mamma mia and skopelos highlights the tour of the island. But the filming of hollywood movie mamma mia is definitely set to open up its wonderful sights to the world. Even today, tourists visiting the island are interested in visiting the spots they admire in the mamma mia movie. But if you happen to like greece, you might just want to skip the dialogues, the story and the music. Nicholas church at the opening scene where sophie posts the three letters and also the old port where harry and sam arrive in identical cabs trying to catch the small ferry that goes to kalokairi but end up missing it.
The best way to arrive in greece if you plan on checking out film locations for mamma mia. A very nice place, but not the church from mamma mia. Like in mamma mia, youll want to make sure your timing lines up if you plan to take the ferry. I read on the forum that poseidon is the only tour where you can visit the church on the hill. This article deals with the subject of useful tips for visiting the magnificent sites of shooting. It opens during tourist season and offers a few different films, but by far and away the most popular is mamma mia. Skiathos is the westernmost island in the northern sporades group. Oct 20 at skiathos and skopelos greece the so called mamma mia islands. If sun, sea and scenery is the name of the game for you, skiathos may already be your destination this summer. Skiathos town is one of the filming locations for the first film although its a little bit blinkandyoullmissit. Just come back from a week on skiathos, which included a boat trip to. Sorry while kalokairi doesnt exist, most of the key scenes in the movie were shot on skopelos and skiathos. Almost all the beaches have a bar, sunbeds and umbrellas.
The bcatagory hotel amalia is on the sea, only 500 meters from the port of skopelos. Great weather, no tourists, not even many citizens. When we talk about mamma mia and skopelos, its probably already done. Going to skiathos on may 26th for the first time, want to do the mamma mia boat tour, can anyone recommend the best boat company to go with. Mamma mia skopelos island kalokairi island of mamma mia movie. Most of the film locations, however, can be found on skopelos. Skopelos mamma mia island greece vangelis photography. Skiathos island provides the most romantic, breathtaking and traditional mamma mia wedding venues in the aegean sea. The movie won big at the latest edition of the national movie awards. But there are a few more filming locations over on neighbouring island skopelos a mere hour away. Its also where sophie, bill, harry and sam leap from rocks into the sea during our last summer.
Yet, not only has the island kept its integrity and serenity the lure for a new wave of upmarket tourists, along with its star turn in the 2008 film mamma mia. Apr 06, 2017 and with the added bonus that it provided the jawdropping landscape for the film mamma mia. After the screening of the film that had great worldwide success, the island became a centre of attracting tourists,as well as skiathos. How the feelgood movie of 2008 has ruined the greek.
Perched atop a 100 metre promontory, its a stunning location, but the chapel itself was glammed up a little for the movie and the interior. Pelion forms a peninsula between the pagasetic gulf and the aegean sea. Here are my best tips for visiting the greek island of skiathos one of the two main filming locations for the hit musical movie mamma mia. The film mamma mia was filmed in skiathos and also skopelos islands in 2007. See filming sights from the hollywood movie mamma mia on this tour of the island of skopelos. Mar 07, 2019 skopelos mamma mia welcome to the beautiful mamma mia greek island called skopelos which is the imaginary island named summer in the movie. Mamma mia isle skiathos is perfect getaway abba movie was filmed on the picturesque island and there is no shortage of reminders for curious holidaymakers graham stacey.
Film locations tour on skopelos island filmfantravel. The main climax scene of the movie was shot in the closed sets at the bell tower. Sep 21, 2018 now comes the news that a bay on skiathos the island that served, partially, as a backdrop for the first mamma mia. Visiting locations from the 2008 movie adaptation of mamma mia. Mamma mia is just to skopelos, 10am back around 5 5. Songs for the musical, including the title song, are from the swedish pop group abba, and the plot for the musical was adapted from the 1968 film buona sera, mrs. Going independent, you would take the ferry over to glossa at 11.
There is usually only one stop per day and the boat waits for no one before embarking on its journey. The mamma mia excursions every monday, thursday and saturday. Wikimedia wisniowy its at glysteri, on the northern coast of skopelos, that amanda reads the diary to her friends. You cant fly directly to the island, but you can book a flight to the nearby skiathos island and then take a ferry.
It opens during tourist season and offers a few different films, but by far and away the most popular is mamma mia as you likely know, as it is hard to escape the fact, the blockbuster musical based on the music of abba was partially filmed in skiathos, with the rest being filmed in skopelos, the island. Theres plenty of choice the island has more than 360 churches and chapels, but the one seen in the film is the chapel of agios ioannis prodromos, near the town of glossa. Villa donna, though it is like many other small greek island hotels, does not exist but you can. Dec 27, 2019 mamma mia is a family favourite film, featuring a young girl intent on finding her father before her own wedding. Wonderful and romantic excursion to places that the musical mamma mia was filmed. Head to open air cinema to watch the hit film mamma mia. There is usually only one stop per day and the boat. Mamma mia two magical islands is an independent vacation to athens, skiathos and. Mamma mia two magical islands tour gr205 europe travel. The experience of being part of the film crew, was nothing less than amazing and it also gave me the opportunity to document the whole filming procedure. The staff encourage audience participation, so expect singing, dancing, and general rowdiness. A onehour ferry from skiathos to skopelos costs less than.
The beautiful island of skiathos greece with its pine forests and blue flag beaches is a very popular destination for a picture perfect vacation. A lot of the film was actually filmed in pinewood studios in london. Mamma mia island film location tour skopelos skiathos in greece. Mamma mia and skopelos highlights the tour of the island join us on our bus to the most popular movie locations and skopelos highlights. Walk up the 199 steps to the top, if you wish, or just take in the views of the ocean. A dream about visiting the gorgeous film locations of the movie myself. Any true mamma mia pilgrimage will include a stay on skopelos. Sometime in 2008 after the film mamma mia was out in the movie theatres around the world, skopelos became one of those islands that everyone wanted to visit, explore and enjoy. Skiathos is a unique island with enchanting characteristic and offers fabulous charm with over 60 wonderful beaches. Film locations tour is a bus tour, which conveniently picks you up in skopelos town, the main town and.
Ioannis chapel also known as the mamma mia wedding church. And with the added bonus that it provided the jawdropping landscape for the film mamma mia. Youll drive along the west coast and then head across to the chapel where the wedding scene took place. The film was built around hit abba songs and tells the story of a daughters quest to figure out who her father is. Skopelos mamma mia welcome to the beautiful mamma mia greek island called skopelos which is the imaginary island named summer in the movie. Its back to skopelos, on the islands northwestern tip, for the wedding. Unfazed by the fuss in skopelos skopelos, the island where the film mamma mia. Mamma mia isle skiathos is perfect getaway the sun. Mamma mia two magical islands tour gr205 europe travel tours. We are visiting skopelos island and to get there it takes one hour. Enjoy this small guide to the various locations used for filming this romcom, from skopelos island the sole location in the films story to skiathos and damouhari, in the pelion. Visit open air cinema on your trip to skiathos town or greece. End of may i will be visiting skiathos and would like to sea the locations from the movie mamma mia on skopelos. A film that became a huge success in 2008 and is now coming back with its sequel, inspired thousands of tourists to visit the sporades islands and especially skopelos fortunately without negatively affecting the quality offered by these islands in summer months to their.
Mamma mia excursion skiathos boat trips with kalypso boat. A bar and snack cart on site fuel the entertainment. Almost all the beaches are equipped with sunbed and umbrella. Spend an unforgettable holiday on the magical greek island film set locations for mamma mia.
Oct 09, 2018 like in mamma mia, youll want to make sure your timing lines up if you plan to take the ferry. With no direct airport, the best way to travel is by plane to the island of skiathos, then an hourlong ferry from there. The taverna selini offers good, wellpriced food and some great views over the mamma mia. Pierce brosnan, who played one of the key role of the musical, called that time not work but vacation. The island of skopelos is a magical place that until not very long ago had gone unnoticed. The area offers both great walking and hiking trails but also beautiful beaches. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Skiathos and its neighbour skopelos were the filming locations of the 2008 film mamma mia notable residents. I will never forget the first morning i met pierce brosnan at milia beach, which was the base of the film shooting. The film features an ensemble cast, including christine baranski, pierce brosnan, dominic cooper, colin firth, amanda seyfried, stellan skarsgard, meryl streep and julie. The skiathos open air cinema is located in skiathos town on papadiamantis street. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make mamma mia. Kastani beach was used in the beach scenes of mamma mia. The pretty whitewashed chapel of agios ioannis looks every bit as perfect as it did in the phenomenally successful movie hit mamma mia.1649 1355 1358 260 900 98 1556 1664 1015 992 1413 1390 1368 1400 1080 857 525 1479 694 283 119 591 620 31 98 492 616 431 1138 996 367 7 94