Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mamma Mia in Greece

Unlike that other movie everyone is talking about this summer, Mamma Mia was filmed on location on an actual Greek Island. Was it Myknonos? Santorini? Rhodes? No. No. And no. The NYPost's Michael Riedel helpfully told us today that it was filmed on the before unheard of island of Skopelos. The island is so small, it doesn't even have an airport! They aren't shy about promoting their connection with the flick--the website has directions to the beach, church and house of Meryl Streep.

We haven't seen the film yet, which opens on July 18, but our friend Samara Finn was lucky enough to go to a screening. Her review:
As expected since it’s a musical, it was a bit funny when one second the actors are acting and then suddenly they break into singing and dancing. But, when they did sing and dance, I wished I could have gotten up to join. Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan were really good in the movie. couldn’t take my eyes of Pierce and his signing was quite enjoyable.

I totally left wanting to go to Greece. It looked SOOOOO beautiful.


Anonymous said...

Actually, it does have an airport, with daily flights to Athens. To find out how to get there by plane and ferry, see text.

See you there!

The Jet Set Girls said...

Thanks for the tip Travelgirl. That's the last time we believe what we read in the NYPost. You are indeed correct, that there is an airport. Here's a linke to the Skopelos website:

Unknown said...

The NY post is correct. There is no airport on the island of Skopelos. There is however an airport on the island of Skiathos (SJI) which is the next island over. It is only 15 minutes by hydrofoil to the 1st port of Skopelos (Glossa) and 30 minutes to the main port Skopelos. There is a flight from Athens to Skiathos daily in the Summer but there are also charter flights from various airports in Europe.
I prefer the port of Glossa as it is quieter and not as commercialized as Skopelos town. This will make you feel more in the setting of Mamma Mia. Also the closest hotel to the church scene is called the Hotel Selenunda (

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting that info!! My boyfriend and I want to get married there!!!

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