“Mama Mia” Effect in Greece

mama-mia(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Hordes of tourists are flocking to the Greek island of Skopelos to get married, throw parties on its beaches or buy land, after the enormous success of the “Mama Mia!” film, last summer, Helena Smith reports in her article “Money, money, money for Greek island as ‘Mama Mia!’ draws tourist hordes” for British newspaper, The Guardian. As “Mama Mia!” has surpassed the film “Titanic” to become the highest-earning movie ever released in the UK, Skopelos is struggling to keep up with outside interest and some odd requests from tourists, although the islanders are determined not to let the unspoiled, natural beauty of little known – before the shooting of film- island to be destroyed.