Skopelos Church of Agios Ioannis Kastri

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Location: Agios Ioannis

The church of Agios Ioannis Kastri on Skopelos, where scenes of Mamma Mia were filmed: The small church of Agios Ioannis is located in the region of Kastri, about 7 km east of Glossa, northern Skopelos. This lovely church stands on top of a rock and provides an amazing view to the coasts of Skopelos and to Alonissos. Its name actually means Saint John on the Castle, assuming that probably there was a small castle there in the past to protect the island from pirates and enemy invasions.

This small church gained a huge reputation after the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia was released, where many scenes from the wedding were actually filmed there. The impressive rock is linked to the rest of the island through a narrow path with 110 steps carved into the stone. A small beach is formed right beneath the rock and it gets pretty crowded in summer. The interior of the church has beautiful icons and old ecclesiastical items to see.



2 Reviews
  • Donna Sheridan 26 Sep 2021
    Was nice
    Was nice, cancelled my daughters wedding so I could get married instead. Too many steps tho. Should have married my side ting
  • chevidson 27 Jul 2020
    I have never been there before, but I would like to go see it. Have seen it in the movie Mama Mia! I like what I seen in the movie. Seems to have nice view from the top and very neat of older setting to the church. Financially I have not been able to go far in personal time, holiday or vacation time. Usually stay home with family doing what needs to be done or helping out family and friends. Someday I hope to see that church and other locations around the world and in my own country.