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Where is Mamma Mia 2 filmed? Inside the glamorous filming location that isn't actually in Greece

Mirror logo Mirror 12/06/2018 Julie Delahaye
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Back in 2008, watching Mamma Mia gave us major summer holiday envy. Now, a decade later, the film's getting a sequel - and once again there's major wanderlust to be had!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is landing in cinemas on the 20th July in the UK, meaning there's ample opportunity to get inspired for your next break.

The plot sees Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out even more about her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) while navigating through her own pregnancy.

There'll be flashbacks into Donna's past, with Lily James playing a young Donna arriving to the islands for the first time.

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Then of course there's the star-studded cast including the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Cher, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper.

Although the action is set on a picture-perfect Greek island, the film wasn't actually filmed in Greece itself.

Instead, it was filmed in another sun-soaked holiday hotspot; Croatia. More specifically the island of Vis, Croatia.

Here's everything you need to know if you're inspired to holiday there yourself.

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Where is Mamma Mia 2 filmed?

The sequel was filmed on the picture-perfect island of Vis, Croatia. It's no wonder that the picturesque spot caught the attention of the cast and crew - it looks like something out of a travel brochure.

Think white sands, turquoise waters, pristine white buildings, lush greenery. Basically, everything you could want for a postcard-worthy summer holiday.

a large pool of water: Island of Vis yachting waterfront view © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Island of Vis yachting waterfront view

Can you holiday on the island?

There are a couple of hotels but you'll find it's predominantly holiday villas and apartments on offer for holidaymakers planning to stay on the island.

Alternatively you can take day trips from Split by boat, if you want to take in the scenery but include it as part of a wider Croatia holiday itinerary.

a group of people sitting in a harbor next to a body of water: Vis Town © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Vis Town

Best things to see and do

Vis Town is where you'll find the bulk of things to see and do on the island, especially if you're looking to learn about local history; think Roman bath remains, Greek architecture and even a museum or two.

Wanting to make the most of Croatia's iconic beaches? Head to Stiniva Bay where crystalline waters and fine sands await - plus there are some pretty impressive rock formations to gaze at too.

water next to the rock: Stiniva Bay Beach © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Stiniva Bay Beach

If you're after spectacular views then it's worth climbing up the Mount Hum path - you won't find much at the top except for a charming little chapel, but it's one of the best vantage points for panoramics of the entire island.

Oh, and make sure to stop off by Tito's Cave on your way back down, an abandoned bunker (it is literally just caves though, so only really worth it if you're around the area anyway).

In the evenings, head to the pretty harbour town of Komiza where you can find restaurants and bars.

water next to the building: Town of Komiiza beach © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Town of Komiiza beach

Which airlines fly there from the UK?

You can't fly direct to Vis from the UK, but you can find direct flights to Split, which is a short boat ride away. easyJet offers direct flights from a host of UK airports, Wizz Air has routes from London , and you can also find fares from £55 on Skyscanner .

Where was the original Mamma Mia filmed?

The original Mamma Mia film was located on a real Greek island - the small island of Skopelos.

Related: The Charming Towns of Croatia (Provided by TravelPulse)

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