International Cinema in the Greek Islands

International movie theater in the Greek islands

The unique Greek landscape is in itself the perfect background for motion picture productions with different content. Greece, naturally, is determined abroad with the sunlight, the sea, the Greek way of living, the exhilaration, the excellent food and the hospitality of the locals. All the above describe the Greek islands, which given that the 60’s have begun to be used as an area in which essential international cinema movies have actually progressed, which owe their credibility, success, as well as recognition to the Mediterranean landscapes. These films contributed dramatically to the associate of Greek islands by foreign site visitors and to the development of the Greek mythological summer season that never ever ends.

The most crucial and also most well-known of these films are the following:

” KID ON A DOLPHIN”, (1957 )

” Boy on a dolphin” was the first film of international manufacturing ever before fired in Greece especially in Hydra, starring Sofia Lauren, Alan Ladd and also Clifton Webb. The movie was a landmark for the island which after the film made it a land of tourist attraction for hundreds of travelers and also specifically a location of holiday and also home of artists and also pundits of that duration. The cinematographic scene where Sofia Lauren sings the track “What is Love” is one of the highlights of the film.


The title communicates all the feeling of the film and also the sense of the island of Amorgos. Remarkable undersea shots that develop a wonderful image that proclaims the Mediterranean and the significance of real relationship.

Luc Besson with these attributes developed a monumental, mysterious flick for all time. The coastline of “Agia Anna” in Amorgos will be for the whole globe after this film the blue summer season we will certainly constantly recover.

” MEDITERRANEO”, (1991 )

Italian film honored with an Oscar-winning movie. The entire movie is shot in Kastelorizo, a landscape that is actively associated with the film’s affair as well as ambience. The beauties of the island are masterfully offered and also make up a distinct setting for the movie.

” CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN”, (2001 ) In 2001, the island that has actually been recognized by American cinema is Cephalonia. The situation happens during the Great War and locates on the island one of the most authentic scene that her supervisor can dream of. Significant stars generally duties (Nicolas Cage and also Penelope Cruz), gorgeous natural landscapes made sure success and made the island of the Ionian recognized.

” ZORBA THE GREEK”, (1964 )

Zorbas. The already popular novel by N. Kazantzakis, which equated with wonderful success right into several international languages, came to be a popular American movie in 1964. The film unravels in the town of Stavros, Chania. There, on a coastline, we enjoy Anthony Quinn as Zorba dancing the Syrtaki in songs by M. Theodorakis, which will certainly end up being the most famous Greek songs since. The Lady Kedrova Oscar additionally belongs to the parchments of the podium. After the film, the name Zorbas will represent anything Greek as well as will certainly end up being the icon of the entirely unchanged spirit. Exceptional and also the analysis of Alan Bates, that is the hero on the opposite side of Zorba.


Mykonos for Shirley Valentine (1989) The name of the housewife of the film that will become associated with the pleasure of life as well as love thanks to a trip to Mykonos. Hence, the renowned night life island, the cosmopolitan setting, the vitality and also the absolute summer season of Greece will certainly discover its most suitable backer. Tom Conti will certainly now be the most effective Greek, standard number as well as fantasy of all the housewives of the world. The pub that stars in the movie on the coastline of Ag. John.


Among the globe’s second classical films starring Anthony Quinn. The old community of Rhodes is the ideal scene of the movie in which a few of the most essential monuments of the island are displayed. The film is timeless and its success was sealed with an Oscar election and also an Oscar for the very best impacts. Later on, the worldwide audience will be advised of Rhodes through Roger Moore, TellySavalas, Claudia Cardinale, Jaqueline Bisset, Ben Kingsley starring in movies filmed on the island.

” FOR YOUR EYES JUST”, (1981 )

Corfu with its cultural monuments, its historical strange atmosphere, and its golden coastlines, was the ideal setup for an experience by the most renowned cosmopolitan cinema agent. Greek beauty is exposed by the appeal that the agent loves and the sights of the island. Roger Moore also disclaims his preferred martini mixed drink for the sake of Corfiot a glass of wine drinking on a film scene at the imposing attractive Theotoki vineyard.


Darryl Hanah as well as Peter Gallaher as new gods of love stay in one of the most wonderful location of summer erotic experiences on the background of the Santorini caldera. The sunset and the sight from numerous components of the island make the island a widely known place of location for all lovers.


In 2003, Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft goes to the height of her glory, and Santorini takes off with her on some scenes of the film that makes a difference. The magical picture of the caldera swipes the show and Santorini increases to the top of the most outstanding islands on the planet.

” MAMMA MIA!”, (2008 )

It is really Skopelos! It has to do with transferring Broadway’s musical to the cinema. The tale is positioned in Skiathos as well as brings the Sporades in the spotlight; customers discover a various beauty far from the pictures that are accustomed to the Cyclades. Throughout the film, the exterior dominates by offering an one-of-a-kind setup of attractive coastlines, chapels, and coves. The situation is mounted by ABBA’s traditional tracks that are considerably supported by Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth as well as Amanda Seyfried starring. Absolutely nothing is like the Greek Kalokeri of the movie.

” THE IMMATURE”, (2014 ).

Italian film was filmed totally in Paros, which is for the lead characters the location of getaway from the strenuous everyday life. With each other we enjoy a panorama of Paros with the beaches, the villages that catch the elegance of the island and also carry the Cycladic scents and also the feeling of the vacation.