Skopelos is the island where the Mamma Mia musical movie was filmed at. The exact location is the cliff/rock where Agios Ioannis church is situated.
The surrounding “beach” is beautiful but really “rocky.” Yet, the rock itself looks like it was placed there by a higher force.
Where was Mamma Mia filmed
As in many movies, sets have been used. This is the location and the cliff, but the church looks more prominent in a Hollywood movie, and some other things were added.
The clifftop is excellent for some great 36 photos, and nobody can deny that, but -please- don’t expect to find everything as they were in the movie.
Is Skopelos only related to Mamma Mia?
Certainly not. The island is suitable for at least five days of vacation since there are many beaches and activities.
Locals insist on that, and they are right. Do allocate one day for Chora of Skopelos.
Highlights of Chora of Skopelos
Chora is nicely arranged and good to spend a day or night there. It is not crowded and has some locations where you can see the whole city from above.
One famous location is another church, also based on a hill and a popular one for weddings.
You get up there through some stairs.
Behind the church starts a path that takes you around Chora, and specifically at the upper section.
There are many beautiful small alleys over there and small churches too.
You will see some signs pointing to a tavern called “Anatolia.” We didn’t taste the food, but the location of the tavern is ideal. To avoid midday times if you plan to go for lunch. The sun is extreme, and there is almost no shade in the tavern.
Most go there in afternoon/night time.
While we were in Chora, we stumbled upon a range of festivities open to the public. Greek folklore dancing groups from all over Greece come to Skopelos to… dance. They are dressed up in traditional costumes, each representing the area of Greece they come from.
It was an enjoyable evening.
Well, we hope you like these tips for Skopelos too.
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