Setting the stage for some of the greatest backdrops in cinema history, the following 4 filming locations from movies and television bring to life the silver screen, and sometimes a few unexpected laughs:
Skopelos, Greece • Mamma Mia!Skopelos is so picturesque that even the Greek gods are thinking about moving in. The beaches are like the world's most scenic dance floors, where you can reenact your favorite ABBA moments. Just don't forget to pack your flippers for the underwater musical numbers.
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland • Star Wars
Luke Skywalker must have thought, "Why fly a spaceship when you can retire on an island that doubles as a Jedi retirement home?" The puffins add a certain charm to the place, but be warned: they may try to teach you the ways of the Force.
Dubrovnik, Croatia • Game of ThronesIn Dubrovnik, you can't walk down the street without someone offering you a goblet of wine and asking if you'd like to sit on the Iron Throne. The only dragons you'll find here are in the form of spicy Croatian cuisine. Brace yourself, winter is coming... with a side of truffle risotto.
Great Rift Valley, Kenya • The Lion King"Hakuna Matata" is the local greeting in Hell's Gate National Park. While you won't find a warthog singing about bugs, you might spot some mandrills giving you Rafiki-style wisdom. Remember, the Circle of Life is best appreciated while sipping a sundowner cocktail.
Visiting cinematic destinations and famous movie locations allows you to travel into your favorite films and discover new worlds, all while wondering if you've accidentally stumbled into an outtake or two. So, pack your Atlantic Luggage bags and prepare for an adventure that's part Hollywood and part hilarity with our Film, TV, and Popular Culture Tours & Vacations. You never know when you might run into a star or a local puffin who thinks it's Yoda.