Mamma Mia Skiathos
TRIBUTE Filming MAMMA MIA on Skiathos at the old port. MAMMA MIA Skiathos!
The very successful Hollywood & Universal Studios film with the wonderful songs by ABBA and the most loved and amazing actors! Mamma Mia was filmed in Greece and on Skopelos, Skiathos and Ntamouhari of Pelion.
The basic filming was done on Skopelos (the chapel of Agios Ioannis at Kastri, Kastani beach, the view from the house in Glysteri island area, Amarantos Agnontas, Milia, Skopelos town etc) in August and September of 2007 (the filming lasted 7 days, but preparations took over 3 months in total).
Filming was also done in the same period and over 3 days on Skiathos, and the famous actors, producers and other contributors enjoyed the beauties of Skiathos so much before as after filming.
The places of filming on Skiathos
The places where filming was done on Skiathos are the old port next to Bourtzi (the scene with the boat at the beginning of the film) and the scene where they are running to catch the boat that will transport them to the neighbouring island Kalokairi (Skopelos).
All the seaside stores had to adjust their facades and tables and chair to remind of an earlier time, something that everybody performed with joy, while many Skiathans participated in the shootings, together with other visitors.
Filming was also done in Agios Nikolas, from where Amanda Seyfried sends the letter to invite all 3 candidate fathers to her wedding.
In Pelion the filming was done over 2 days at the port of Ntamouhari (where the scene from the Island ends at Glysteri of Skopelos), down at the port in the song Dancing Queen and where Meryl Streep dives off the pier!
It is a given fact that Skopelos, Skiathos and Pelion complemented the film wonderfully with their natural beauties, but also that the producers, the actors and the other contributors came to love (however tiring it may have been for them to be working) the places and the people; it is also a given fact that such a great success promoted and will promote the islands in the best way, through joy and singing.
Any bitter comments that have been written about Skopelos and Skiathos suggesting that the islands took advantage of the film to all extents (save very few cases) or that they changed completely as far as tourism is concerned are not valid. Skiathos has had its own rhythm of development for years, Skopelos has its own and Allonissos again its own.
The undeniably positive element is that the film attracts new visitors to these small lands, and if this is done in the correct way it can only be positive for all local people and visitors; visitors, however, must know that beyond the film, the islands are unique as is every Greek island, each with its own natural beauties and many others, and they must enjoy them as much as possible and to the extent of any shortcomings that may occur on their holidays!
A very beautiful thing is that people from Greece and the whole world decide to have their weddings or renew their vows of love on the islands (something that took place before the film but is now more prominent).
So, have a good holiday, along with the positive spirit of the film Mamma Mia, on the always alive and good-spirited Skiathos!