Mamma Mia was shot mainly at Skepelos and Skiathos of the Sporades Islands which lies off eastern shore of Greece mainland. These Greek islands are characterized by dense vegetation and mountainous terrain and are well known for some of the bluest and cleanest seas. The two islands are not far apart.
The Old Port on the island of Skiathos is where Sam, Bill and Harry meet for the first time on their way to the fictional island of Kalokairi, and where Rosie and Tanya board the ferry.
St. Nikolaos Bell Tower where Sophie sends off her three wedding invitations to Sam, Bill and Harry is located at a hill to the east side of the island.
Kastani Beach, on the south-west of the rugged and lush Skopelos island, with its blue-green waters, is where Tanya performs “Does Your Mother Know,” where Sophie and Sky are serenaded by the stags in “Lay All Your Love on Me” and where Donna and the dads bid Sophie and Sky goodbye in “I Have a Dream.”
A mountainous peninsula near the rocky Glysteri Beach served as the wedding departure point for Sophie. A cliff near the top of this peninsula also served as the spot where Sophie, Bill, Harry and Sam sang portions of “Our Last Summer,” before they jumped off the rocks into the clear waters. Villa Donna is above Glysteri Beach. The exact vila doesn't exist but many others throughout Greece share a similar look...
Cape Amarantos with two pine trees on the limestone rock near Agnondas beach quickly becomes a noticeable landmark of the Skopelos island.
The outdoors “Dancing Queen” sequence progresses into the village—through an olive grove, down steps into the harbour and along the jetty were shot in the Damouhari village in the Mouresi area along the eastern Pelion coast of mainland Greece.
Sky and Sophie’s wedding chapel, Agios Ioannis Prodromos Monastery, was located at the top of a 100-meter rock formation that juts south of town of Glossa .
The postcard-like "Mailbox Scene" in Mamma Mia is a composite shot from Skiathos village and Skopelos village with small island of Tsougrias in the background.