Filming in Greece
In the Greek West, the Ionian Islands have also had their share of cinematic fame. Kefalonia Island, in particular Sami area, has been the filming location for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001). The film has received excellent reviews for making the most of the blue-green hues of the Ionian Sea. Cosmopolitan Corfu Island has also seen the likes of celebrity secret agents such as James Bond in the 1981 film ‘For Your Eyes Only’. The film features historic and breathtaking Old Fortress, Achilleion Palace and picturesque green Kalami village. Greece’s biggest island, Crete is where ‘Zorba the Greek’ (1964) was shot. Among the filming locations are the beautiful Venetian Harbour in Chania town, Stavros village (where Zorbas’ dance scene was shot) and Akrotiri Peninsula.