Skiathos Named Third Most Beautiful Movie Location in the World

Skiathos

Skiathos in Greece has been named third on the official list of ‘The 50 Most Beautiful Movie Locations In The World‘ as released by global travel site Big 7 Travel.

From the Australian outback to the lost city of Petra (which became world-famous after appearing in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade in 1989), Big 7 rounded up the destinations most worthy of being on the big screen.

Taking into account the ‘wow factor’ of the setting, its importance and impact on the scene, overall fame of the movie itself and unique features, the list ranks the 50 most beautiful movie locations across the globe.

The Top 10 Most Beautiful Movie Locations in the World included:

  1. Angkor Thom, Cambodia
  2. Salzburg, Austria
  3. Skiathos, Greece
  4. Petra, Jordan
  5. Savoca, Italy
  6. Matamata, New Zealand
  7. Maya Bay, Thailand
  8. DuPont State Recreational Park, United States
  9. Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
  10. Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

The complete list of the World’s Most Beautiful Movie Locations can be found on the Big 7 website.

The majority of the movie ‘Mama Mia!’ was filmed on Skiathos, as well as on Skopelos.

“Despite it being over ten years since Meryl Streep told us “it’s a rich man’s world” and Amanda Seyfried got to run around the beach with Dominic Cooper on the set of Mama Mia!, we’re all still harbouring fantasies about moving to a Greek island,” reads the announcement on the Big 7 travel site.

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The Greek Island of Kefalonia also placed on the list at number 31.

Much of the 2001 tearjerker, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, was shot on the beautiful island of Kefalonia.

Most of the filming took place in the tiny village of Sami and the beach at Antisamos Bay.

Kefalonia Sami Skiathos Most Beautiful
Small bay near Antisamos beach, Sami, Kefalonia island, Greece

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