Mamma Mia - Visit the stunning film locations with Star Clippers

29th March 2018

Classic hits from ABBA, stunning Greek island destinations and a star-studded cast consisting of Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters collectively make Mamma Mia undoubtedly one of the best films of all time. The film opens with independent hotelier, Donna – played by Meryl Streep – preparing her daughter’s wedding with the help of two friends. Little does she know, however, that the bride-to-be has a plan of her own in place. She invites three men from her mother’s past to the wedding in a bid to discover her real father and the hope that he will escort her down the aisle on her big day.

The Greek islands of Skopelos and Skiathos feature heavily throughout the film, with carefully chosen locations creating the desired romantic effect. Now, you can visit these destinations for yourself on board a romantic Star Clippers sailing through the Eastern Mediterranean. The aptly named ‘Mamma Mia’ itinerary, which departs out of Piraeus (Athens) on the 8th June 2019, will see passengers travel to a range of Greek island destinations aboard the Star Flyer including the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. This week, we take a look at some of the filming locations you may be able to visit during this fantastic cruise itinerary.


Skiathos Island

Skiathos is a charming island, offering plenty of golden beaches that are ideal for either relaxing or a spot of swimming. With more than 60 beaches to choose from, you may be spoilt for choice with the options available. One place you may want to head to is the old harbour, near Bourtzi, which played a part in Mamma Mia. This is where Sam’s race with Harry took place, with the two characters running to reach the boat that would take them to the neighbouring island of Kalokairi. Skiathos is also home to the clock tower where Sophia posts the wedding invitations.


Skopelos Island

Several locations on the island of Skopelos featured throughout Mamma Mia including some of the key scenes. Kastani Beach offers a fine place to relax, with turquoise waters and soft golden sands combining to offer the perfect place to relax. This is where Tanya sing ‘Does your Mother Know’, as well as also being the location where Sophie and Sky sing both ‘Lay all your Love on Me’ and ‘I Have a Dream’.

Elsewhere, you can discover Nisi Glisteri, which is the clifftop where ‘Our Last Summer’ was performed. You can also visit the Agios Ioannis Prodomos Monastery – one of the island’s most beautiful landmarks and the location in which the wedding scene was filmed. A short 105-step climb from the Agios Ioannis Beach will take you to the small chapel, where you can also enjoy mesmerising views out to sea.

In addition to these two islands, this enlightening sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean will take you to a range of beautiful destinations. These include the Greek capital of Athens, the sleepy Turkish beach town of Dikili, the town of Myrina on the Greek island of Limnos, and the Greek island of Poros. There will also be a great opportunity to soak up the sun on the top deck of the Star Flyer and enjoy a traditional form of travel.

For more information about the full range of sailings throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South East Asia with Star Clippers, contact our friendly team via the freephone number above or chat to an advisor online.

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