Mamma Mia! Star Clipper at Skopelos
| July 1, 2014

Star Clipper guest Sten E. Ranwald sent this lovely memory from a May 10 voyage from Istanbul to Athens. At Skopelos he enjoyed the MammaMia! tour that visits the sites of the beloved film.

The Mamma Mia Chapel at Skopelos.

The Mamma Mia Chapel at Skopelos.

Skopelos is the largest of the Sporades islands and the capital of the archipelago. Its wealth is derived principally from the fine locally produced wine.

The “chora” or main town of Skopelos is considered by many to be one of the prettiest harbor side towns in the Greek islands: the houses are built in tiers ascending the hillside and the port is lined with mulberry and plane trees.

Most of the town’s taverns and cafés are located on the waterfront; relax and enjoy traditional Greek refreshment as you watch the world go by.

It is fun to wander down narrow cobblestone streets, discovering hidden courtyards filled with flowers and Byzantine churches, or just browse around the small craft shops and boutiques.

At Skopelos Star Clippers features a half-day Mamma Mia! Tour featuring Ag Ioannis Chuch, which was used for the wedding scenes in the film adaptation starring Meryl Steep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The church stands high on a cliff with spectacular views of the Skopelos coastline and Alonissos. After visiting the church the tour heads to Kastani beach where the Mamma Mia! crew filmed for 10 days. There guests have time to relax and enjoy the pristine beach and crystal blue water.

Star Clipper off the coast of Skopelos.

Star Clipper off the coast of Skopelos.

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  1. Libbie Said,

    July 22, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    I want to tell you how much I enjoy the photos and articles in this blog. This is a wonderful blog entry. I’m a travel agent and I have clients who will be visiting Skopelos on the Star Clipper in early September. I’ve just forwarded a link to this article to them.

    As an agent I sell many Star Clippers cruises. This blog has often become a “sales tool” for me. Thanks for the work you do.

    Libbie Griffin
    The Touring Club
    North Carolina, USA

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