Kastani Beach is certainly the most famous beach of Skopelos. It is also the island’s sandiest beach but that is not the basic reason why Kastani Beach is so popular! Τhis sandy beach with its magnificent crystal clear water has a starring role in the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia!.

Once you visit Kastani beach, you will fall in love with the majestic scenery. That inspiring beach has an amazing environment surrounded by pine forest and the trees touch the edge of the shore. Hollywood producers did adore Kastani beach. Most of the scenes of the famous Mamma Mia! musical were shot here.

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Mamma Mia! the Movie

The musical movie”Mamma Mia!” is a movie of great success. Hollywood and Universal Studios releases Mamma Mia! in 2008. The interesting scenario, the talented actors, and the popular songs of ABBA made the movie Mamma Mia so famous. However, part of the huge success was also the places where the scenes took place. The green island of Skopelos, the beautiful Skiathos, and the seaside village of Damouchari in Pelion.

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In order to decide where to film the Mamma Mia movie, the producers visited 21 Greek islands. It was the green magic of Skopelos that attracted their attention. The majestic landscape that combines so perfectly the blue of the sea and the green of the pine forest was the ideal place for the movie. Kastani beach is one of the main shooting locations.

Mamma Mia Scenes shot on Kastani Beach

Kastani beach is not only so beautiful but also so famous. On this amazing coast where the pine trees reach the endless sea with the magnificent turquoise waters and the sand is glowing under the greek sun the protagonists spent a great time singing the following scenes:

  • Sophie and Sky sing enamored the ‘Lay All Your Love on Me’

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  • “Does Your Mother Know”, which Tanya sings.

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  • “I Have a Dream”, which Donna and dads sing to  Sophie and Sky while saying goodbye to them.

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Be prepared that by visiting Kastani beach you will not face the exact same picture as in the movie Mamma Mia! There are two differences. The wooden pier and the wooden beach bar were additional interventions by the film’s creators and were removed just after the end of filming.  Though, there is a beach bar on Kastani beach.

Daily Tours on Mamma Mia beach

Kastani beach is a place that you will visit for sure while having a vacation on the beautiful Skopelos island. In order to enjoy Skopelos sightings, you can have your own car, rent a car, use the local transportation or a taxi. However, if you are a big fan of the Mamma Mia movie you can join in on daily cruises to the locations where Mamma Mia was filmed.

Description of kastani beach

Kastani beach is simply a heaven on earth. The lush beach of Kastani, on Skopelos island, is a location of high aesthetics with the green pine forest touching the deep blue sea.

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Kastani beach has a perfect natural landscape. Moreover, the combination of the crystal clear waters, the lush greenery combination, and the modern facilities create a unique beach for fun and relaxation of both the body and mind.

Kastani is a sandy beach with small pebbles. The color of the sand is white. The dominant colors of the scenery are the blue of the sea and the green of the pine forests which hug the coast. It is very impressive how the pines are literally rooted in the sea. 

Furthermore, the pine trees create some natural shade. It is a beautiful bay with fine sand and rocks at each end.  Kastani beach offers an inspiring landscape of enchanting beauty.

Moreover, the beach offers also amazing views of the little Dasia island, which is opposite Kastani beach, and Skiathos island.

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You can do more than swimming here. Split your day among swimming in the turquoise water, sunbathing on the lush beach, having some cocktails in the Kastani Beach bar, and even exploring the pine-covered cliffs.

In fact, Kastani beach offers an enjoyable environment to spend your day.


Kastani beach is located on the west side of Skopelos. It is next (only 1 km away) to the beautiful Milia Beach. Kastani beach is easily accessible by car and has comfortable parking. Furthermore, from Skopelos Town, you will need by car approximately 25 minutes to reach the beach. If you follow the short road of Agios Riginos where the distance is 15 km.

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There is a bus station just 5 minutes from Kastani beach.

EXTRA TIPWhen driving you should be careful when approaching Kastani beach because the last 500 meters of the road are not covered by asphalt.


At Kastani Beach you do not need to bring with you any supplies since there is an organized beach bar on the beach.  Kastani beach bar offers all the amenities for an unforgettable summer experience. Cosmopolitan environment, polite staff, mainstream music, and summer mood.

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Kastani beach bar extends from the lawn to the beach and provides sun loungers and umbrellas for rent.

Furthermore, at  Kastani Beach Bar you can order light snacks, sandwiches, salads, and other delicious food. There are also coffees, beverages, juices, beers, and of course a variety of summer cocktails to satisfy all tastes.

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LET’S GO PARTY: Every summer the Kastani Beach Bar hosts great theme parties and parties with famous DJs or singers for extra fun on the island of Mamma Mia. It is the ideal place to dance, sing, listen to music, have fun and drink super cool summers cocktails.

EXTRA TIP: At Kastani Beach Bar many marriages, christenings, and other kinds of parties have been organized. If you are a romantic, lover of nature, or a fan of Mamma Mia! you can have the marriage of your dream on Kastani Beach. –  Skopelos Blog –

Author –  Adrina  Hotels Skopelos – www. –

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