How can we not have a page about Mamma Mia
!?! Ever since the film was released in 2009 thousands of visitors to Skiathos
and Skopelos have been to the various locations that were used in the film.
Every time the local cinema put the film on, the theatre was packed and we
fully expect it to show in 2010 as well!
We made these two booklets for those many fans out there and, perhaps not surprisingly, they have become the bestsellers of the season.
Although the musical was already famous very few of us here on the island imagined what a huge success the film would become.
Below, you can read more about filming and see photograps from the actual loctions.
First of all, the old harbour and the church of St. Nicholas were rebuilt. The harbour needed to look more traditionally Greek and at the church they were going to shoot the scene where the three letters are posted.
The Jetty with the War Memorial was the main location. This is where chase was shot. Colin and Pierce are racing in two taxis to catch the small ferry that goes to Kalokairi but end up missing it. Stellan comes to the rescue in his sailing boat.
During the many breaks, the stars of the film signed autographs, had a bite to eat. Relaxing would have been impossible though, as they were surrounded buy hundreds of people, curious tourists and local children.
This view from the clock tower by the church of St. Nicholas was chosen for one of the opening scenes, when young Sophie posts her letters. The post box was a prop so do not expect to post letters from here.
Several beaches were used on Skopelos. The left one is called Glysteri and it served as the background of Villa Donna. There is an arch near here that was used as the entrance for the hotel in the film. The other two photos are of Kastani beach and for the film a jetty and a beach tavern were contructed here.
And then there was the church! Must be one of the most visited sites on Skopelos! Many weddings were arranged here in the summer of 2009 and the bride and groom had to climb 192 steps to get there. Only the exteriours of the church of John the Baptist were used however, the interior was a studio in the film.