A journey to discover the iconic places chosen as sets for the famous musical Mamma mia!
Released in Italian cinemas in 2008.
Sun, crystal clear waters, small churches perched on steep cliffs,
white sand banks and picturesque villages: these are just some of the enchanting
Greek landscapes that are the backdrop to the events of the protagonists of Mamma mia!
The famous musical inspired by the greatest hits of Abba.
Mamma mia! the movie
Visit the locations
MAMMA MIA FILM LOCATIONS IN GREECE
Where was Mamma Mia filmed?
Skópelos is part of the Sporades Archipelago, and is a real paradise on earth with its endless
pine forests, its ancient orthodox churches, its white houses and its incredible beaches
surrounded by high rocks and thick Mediterranean vegetation.
This island is so beautiful that it seems almost unearthly, and it is not by chance
here that most of the exterior scenes of Mamma mia have been shot!
WHERE IS THE CHURCH FROM MAMMA MIA! VISIT
Agios Ioannis Kastri
Built on top of a cliff in the sea connected to the mainland by a rocky walkway, the small chapel of Agios Ioannis is the place where Sophie and Sky should get married. It’s the most striking location in the whole movie. It is not known when the chapel was built: local history tells that the inhabitants of the island carved a staircase in the rock to recover an icon, at that point they built a chapel. Hollywood fame aside, it’s a really magical place and well worth reaching.
THE MOST FAMOUS BEACH OF THE ISLAND
Milia beach was the base of the film video taping. Milia
is the most famous beach of the island, which is
helped by the fact that it is the largest. It offers a beach bar
with umbrellas, while visitors may find quiet spots on both flanks.
In Milia Beach, the protagonist begins to read Donna’s secret diary
lulled by the rhythm of the classic Honey Honey.
MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE
With its crystal clear sea and fine white sand, Kastani
was the set of three scenes of the film: when Sophie
and her beautiful betrothed Sky play Lay all your love on me;
when Tanya, on the notes of Does your mother know, She
mocks a handsome young man who would like to entertain her
and when Sophie and Sky leave the island singing I have a dream.
The beach of Kastani is located about twenty kilometers from
Skópelos town, in the western part of the island. It has become
one of the most visited tourist destinations of the Sporades
Archipelago, with daily tours starting from the center of Skópelos
and all the nearby islands.
Mamma Mia! Skopelos
THE CAVE OF LOVE
South of Skopelos and easily reached on foot from the
village of Agnòndas, is the Amarantos Rocks, a particular
rock immersed in turquoise waters with three large trees
that was used for the scene of the picnic of Sophie
with her three presumed fathers.