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MovieWeb: Skopelos on List of Films with Beautiful Beach Settings

Skopelos island, Greece. Photo source: @Visit Greece

The Greek island of Skopelos is on MovieWeb’s list of destinations with the most beautiful beach settings featured in successful movie productions.

More specifically, the list, recently published on, features the “7 Movies That Make Us Wish We Were on a Beach”.

Skopelos ranks third on the list as the setting of the 2008 romantic comedy film “Mamma Mia! The Movie!”.

“This feel-good summer sing-along blockbuster is one of the world’s most successful musical films of all times… There’s no denying the beauty of its setting. Filmed on the small Greek island of Skopelos, the island’s rustic charm and the secluded shorelines are enough to make even the biggest Abba skeptics wish they were invited to that wedding on Skopelos,” MovieWeb says.

Principal photography took place on the island from August to September 2007.

Today, “Skopelos offers visitors the opportunity to live the ‘Mamma Mia’ experience through thematic tours,” Skopelos Municipality Tourism Committee President Ioanna Efstathiou told the Athens News Agency.

The municipality is also promoting the island through the “Skopelos: A Piece of Your Heart!” tourism logo and updated material.

MovieWeb’s list features Danny Boyle’s 2000 drama film “The Beach” at number one. “The Beach” was filmed on the idyllic Thai island of Ko Phi Phi Le.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, and Guillaume Canet in The Beach. Source: IMDb

“Moana” and its unknown remote Polynesian island ranks second, followed by “Mamma Mia” in third place, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Lilo and Stitch” with their stunning Hawaiian settings in fourth and fifth position, respectively.

“Baywatch” and its Miami beaches ranks sixth followed by “Point Break”, the 1991 cult classic movie in seventh spot.

“Point Break” was shot across California’s most beautiful locations—Malibu, Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica.

MovieWeb’s website offers the latest news and information on movie casting and development, release dates, trailers, interviews and clips, full movies and more.

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