If you have been wondering where exactly are Mamma Mia Greece Locations, this post will offer all the relative information!

Mamma Mia Greece Locations, movie's poster
Mamma Mia Cast

Mamma Mia is a popular and successful movie, filmed in 2008 in three spectacular Greek locations: Skopelos and Skiathos Islands in the Sporades island group and Damouchari, a tiny village in eastern Pelion Mt right across from the Sporades.

Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Skopelos island
Skopelos Islands – Sailing scene – photo feelgreece

The Mamma Mia Greece Locations as they are presented in the film is a masterpiece of crafty film editing. The producers and director have combined those three locations and mixed them up adding props that were adapted to the settings at Pinewood Studios.

Kastani Beach, Skopelos Greece, photo by Mamma Mia film

Mamma Mia is a romantic musical, based on the songs of the 1970s and early 80s Swedish pop group ABBA. Although, ABBA or musicals, in general, is not everybody’s cup of tea, however, it did boost Skopelos Greece tourism tremendously.

Agios Ioannis Kastri rock and church in, Skopelos Greece
Agios Ioannis Kastri, Skopelos

For the first time, the spectacular landscape of Agios Ioannis Kastri and remote sandy beaches such as Kastani with emerald waters made Skopelos widely known.

Up next I am going to tell you about the Mamma Mia Greece Locations!

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    Mamma Mia Greece Locations

    Skopelos or Kalokairi Island

    Greece in May, Skopelos Island beach Mamma Mia location
    Skopelos Island

    Skopelos Greece or else Kalokairi (summer) as it was called in the movie, is the main Mamma Mia Greece Locations. Specifically:

    • the wedding scene chapel is at the St. Ioannis beach
    • the main beach of the movie is in Kastani
    • the view from the house can be found on Glysteri beach
    • scenes were filmed in Amarandos Cove, Milia Beach and
    • Skopelos Chora
    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Skopelos beach
    Skopelos island

    Mamma Mia island Skopelos is the greenest island in the Aegean Sea and the second largest island in the Sporades group. 67% of its surface is covered in pine forests creating a magical place that looks like a paradise.

    Sporades group is located north of Evia island and east of Pelion Mt. The group includes Skopelos, Skyros, Alonissos, Skiathos, and Peristera islands (the ones with residents) and many other smaller islands with no residents at all.

    Agios Ioannis in Kastri: The Wedding Scene

    Greece in May, Skopelos Island Mama Mia location
    Agios Ioannis Chapel of the wedding scene in Mamma Mia

    The magical wedding scenes were filmed at the astonishing church of Agios Ioannis in Kastri in northern Skopelos, about an hour from Skopelos town. Right across from the rock where the chapel stands on its top, Donna sings ‘The winner takes it all’ to Sam.

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Skopelos chapel
    Church of Agios Ioannis on Skopelos Island

    The beautiful church has over 100 very steep steps carved into the rock, but with handrails to hang on to. It is a hardship but you will be compensated for the spectacular view when you get to the top of Skopelos and nearby Alonissos.

    You can spend time on Agios Ioannis Beach with a coffee shop that also rents sunbeds and umbrellas.

    Kastani Beach

    Greece in May, Kastani Beach Skopelos Mamma Mia
    Kastani Beach in Skopelos

    Kastani beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Skopelos with turquoise waters and no wonder why it was chosen for Mamma Mia Greece locations.

    Kastani is the beach where Tania sings ‘Does Your Mother Know?’, where Sophie and Skye sing ‘Lay All Your Love on Me’, and where Donna and the dads say goodbye to Sophie and Skye and sing ‘I Have a dream’.

    At Kastani Beach you will find a busy beach cafe, sunbeds as well as a water-sports rental, with a party atmosphere on summer evenings. And if they play Abba songs, you can feel you are part of the film as well!

    Glysteri Beach

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Glysteri beach
    Glysteri Beach – photo Skopelos.com

    In Glysteri Beach, which is close to Skopelos Chora, is the supposed arched stone entrance to the Villa Donna (which doesn’t really exist in Skopelos). The mountainous peninsula near Glysteri Beach was the departure point for Sophie’s wedding.

    Glysteri is an organized beach, popular and busy with loud music and a party ambiance.

    If you are a fan of the film, you can take a guided Mamma Mia tour Skopelos to spend a day visiting the Mamma Mia film locations by coach, with time for swimming and a nice lunch by the sea.

    Amarandos Cove

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Cape Amarandos
    Cape Amarandos in Skopelos

    The idyllic sailing scene where Sophie and her 3 dads sing ‘Our last summer‘ was shot at Cape Amarandos in Skopelos. The stunning cape has lots of hidden coves and rocky swimming places. You can hike there but it is quite challenging so the easiest way to approach this area is by boat.

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    Where to stay in Skopelos

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, SKopelos hotel
    Adrina Beach Hotel

    Adrina Beach Hotel is in a stunning location on Adrina Bay with a fabulous pool and a beachside restaurant overlooking the turquoise water beach while the cozy rooms of Eleni Studios Neo Klima Skopelos with a beautiful garden, magnificent sea views over the Eleos Beach and competitive comfort and facilities.

    Where to eat

    For fine Mediterranean cuisine, go to Zoupas restaurant in Chora. The Agnanti restaurant in Glossa is famous for its good Greek cuisine, but also for its incomparable view. On the beach of Panormos, you will find the tavern of Giannis with many local Skopelos recipes. Mouria is a nice fish tavern on the beach of Agnontas.

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    How to get there
    Skopelos is reached by ferry from Volos, Kymi, and Mantoudi ports on Evia island and Agios Konstantinos port in Fthiotida. Evia island is linked by a bridge to the mainland and is two hours drive from Athens.

    Alternatively, you can fly to Skiathos and take the ferry to Skopelos. Check FerryScanner to get the best prices in the market with no hidden fees.

    Skiathos Island – Mamma Mia Greece Locations 2

    Greece in May, SKiathos Island
    Skiathos island

    Skiathos is the most touristic area of Sporades, with over 60 magnificent sandy beaches, all surrounded by fragrant pine forests.

    The locations where the filming took place in Skiathos are in the old port next to the picturesque and pine-covered peninsula of Bourtzi. From Skiathos is the scene where Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, run to catch the boat that will take them to Skopelos.

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, SKiathos town
    Skiathos Town – photo feelgreece

    All the seaside shops in Skiathos had to adjust their facades and table seatings to look as if they belonged to an older era. Filming also takes place in Agios Nikolaos where Sophie sends the letter to invite the 3 prospective fathers to her wedding.

    Where to stay in Skiathos

    The La Piscine Art Hotel, Philian Hotels and Resorts is set in a peaceful area, just a 5-minute walk to the center of Skiathos. The stylish hotel is adults-only and offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a friendly atmosphere.

    The Polykratis Rooms is a very convenient cozy property, ideal for families, just a 4-minute walk from the beach and 500 meters from Skiathos Town.

    Where to eat

    Carnayo restaurant, Skiathos Greece

    One of the best restaurants in Skiathos is Carnayo in the new port with Mediterranean cuisine using organic vegetables. For fresh fish go to Scuna and for traditional and fresh local flavors stop by Artesanal. 

    A modern Greek cuisine restaurant that is also worth trying is the award-winning Elia’s Restaurant inside Mandraki Village Hotel.

    How to get there
    You can fly to Skiathos, or take the ferry from Agios Konstantinos, Mantoudi, or Volos ports.

    Damouchari in Pelion Mt – Mamma Mia Greece Locations 3

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Damouchari port
    Damouchari port

    The ‘Dancing Queen’ dance starts in Villa Donna and continues to the courtyard (both scenes were shot in Pinewood Studio), then extends to the area outside Villa Donna (the arch in Glysteri Beach, Skopelos).

    Damouchari village, a scene from Mamma Mia

    The route continues to the port – in the olive grove and ends at the port where the scenes were filmed in the traditional tiny village of Damouchari in the Mouresi area along the coast of eastern Pelion in mainland Greece.

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Damouchari tavern
    Taverns around Damouchari port

    The jetty you see in the film was built especially for this scene but was dismantled to retain the peaceful and traditional scenery of Damouchari.

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Damouchari beach
    Damouchari beach and hike to Tsagkarada

    Damouchari’s tiny port is perfect for a meal with fresh fish, a dive to the 50 meters far beautiful beach, a stroll under the olive trees, or a hike to Tsagkarada, 8 km from Damouchari.

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    Where to Stay in Damouchari

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations, Damouchari hotel
    Victoria Guesthouse Damouchari

    Victoria’s Guesthouse is ideally set in front of Damouchari port, fitted with a terrace and brightly decorated rooms, a simply amazing house.

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    Another beautiful thing is that more and more people from Greece and all over the world are deciding to get married or renew their vows of love at the Mamma Mia Greece locations!

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    I’d love to hear about where you’re spending your exciting travel plans! There are so many things to do on the Mamma Mia destinations in Greece. I hope that you get the chance to visit as many as possible. Till next time, Evgenia❤️

    Mamma Mia Greece Locations

    • St. Ioannis beach
    • Kastani Beach
    • Glysteri beach
    • Amarandos cove and Milia beach
    • Skopelos Chora
    • Skiathos Island
    • Damouchari port

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