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If you, like me, loved the movie Mamma mia then you can’t miss a sailing trip to Skiathos and Skopelos, discovering the locations of the movie that made these two islands famous! Today I tell you what is the best way to do it!
A sailing trip to Skiathos and Skopelos (with Alonissos in the middle) is one of the things I recommend you do if you are on holiday in Sporades in Greece!
I madly loved the movie Mamma mia, the musical that a few years ago made these two Greek islands famous that were previously unknown, for this reason I wanted to see the locations where the film was shot.
But to me overcrowded cruise boats are generally a no no, especially since I have a child.
I then thought of organizing a .
How to choose the best sailing trip to Skiathos and Skopelos
At the beginning, my friend Valentina and I tried to book online our sailing trip to Skiathos and Skopelos in advance but we realized that the question was quite complicated because the weather conditions are crucial and they are as more accurate as the date is close.
So in the end we decided to search directly on the spot.
And so we discovered that in the new port of Skiathos there is a long line of sailboats ready to sail.
We decided immediately for Argo III of Captain George and do you know why? Because George immediately put us at ease and gave us great confidence. He is a person who has 30 years of experience in the sector and has transferred his great knowledge and passion to his wife Dina and his sons Lambros and Vassilis who also have other boats including the 15 m Semeli (on which we have traveled).
Between Skiathos and Skopelos on the trail of Mamma Mia’s locations
The locations of the musical Mamma Mia have become a real business for the inhabitants of Skiathos and Skopelos but where exactly are they?
Most of the shooting was done in Skopelos between Kastani beach and the church of Agios Ioannis, near the village of Glostra, in the north of Skopelos.
Only two scenes were filmed in Skiathos: the arrival of Donna’s three exes in the old port and the scene in which Sophie pours letters to the Church of Agios Nicolaos.
We, thanks to Captain George, were able to see all these places with the only exception of the chapel of Agios Ioannis because the rough sea did not allow us to sail safely. But what we saw was enough and we advanced.
Alonissos, the island you don’t expect
Few of them talk about it but Alonissos is the real pearl of the Sporades.
Located a few nautical miles from Skopelos it is the most “wild” of the three and perhaps the most beautiful.
Captain George was very keen on showing us what he calls “his land” and actually it was worth it. Characterized by deserted beaches with crystal clear and pristine water and kamikaze goats (in practice we have seen them walking on a rocky ridge defying all laws of gravity), Alonissos also has its wreck beach, much less commercial than that of Zakynthos . It is located in the islet of Peristera right in front of another truly exceptional place, Kalamakia, where George took us to eat and where there are 4 or 5 taverns offering fresh fish and local produce.
In short, if you want to take a sailing trip to Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos, I suggest you contact Captain George here!