The film Mama Mia is the highest grossing film of all time at the UK box office. The film starred Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep is set on the Greek island of Skopelos, which is just off the coast of the bigger Greek island of Skiathos.Mamma Mia ! based on the hit West End musical and featuring the songs of ABBA, has taken more than $600 million worldwide.
The cast spent four weeks filming on the beautiful island of Skopelos, which has no airport and can only be reached by ferry. Meryl Streep has described the island as “heaven”. Personally, I loved the film. The music, of course, is great, but the scenery of Skopolos shown in the film makes you want to go !An increase in bookings to Greece is partly attributed to the film but also the fact that despite Greece being in the Euro zone the cost of living is still relatively low and therefore Greece has not been as badly affected by the fall in the value of the pound as other EU countries such as Spain, Italy and France.Greece has traditionally been a “lates” booking market and this year promises to be no exception.
Global Holidays is selling late deals to Greece from as little as £299 per person in early season May and June. Holidays to Greece are still affordable, even in a recession.Sales of easyJet flights to Athens have risen by 13 per cent since the film was released in July, and Monarch Airlines have laid on more flights as well.If you fancy a week on Skopolos we have a week at the Ionia Hotel departing on 5 June from Gatwick at a price of £449 per person including flights and Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
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There are no flights to Skopolos. The nearest airport is on the nearby island of Skiathos and there are plenty of holiday charter flights to Skiathos during the months of May to October. It is then a short ferry trip to Skopolos. Skaithos itself is a very beautiful Greek island and it is famous for its many good beaches including Banana Beach. A holiday on Skiathos or Skopolos will appeal to families and couples more than singles but Skiathos in the peak summer months can get lively down on Banana Beach.
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