Preparing for your trip to Greece can include seeing a movie or two shot in Greece or the Greek islands. While Greece will be even more beautiful "in person", these films shot in Greece will give you a glimpse of what is waiting for you.
By far the most successful movie shot in Greece, this modern musical based on ABBA songs is silly fun against a backdrop of Skopelos, Skiathos, and the Pelion coast. Singlehandedly, it has probably inspired more trips to Greece than any other film shot there, and its legions of fans continue to grow with each showing.
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A personal favorite, this light-hearted romantic comedy has an intriguing darker side, but all takes second place to the beautiful Greek setting. It stars Jacqueline Bisset and a young Kenneth Branagh has a small role.
This lively James Bond 007 flick offers heart-stopping shots of hang gliding at the hanging monasteries of Meteora.
This 1960 film shot in Piraeus shocked many Greeks with its portrayal of a happy, even a bit pious prostitute (Melina Mercouri) but it has become in every sense a modern Greek classic. In Greek; some versions subtitled or dubbed. Despite its age, it holds up very well and is a fun counterpoint to the more brooding "Zorba the Greek" if you'd like to have your own black and white film festival from Greece
Only a part of this is shot in Greece, but readers keep writing to find out where it is so they can make their own escape there... (If you're one of them, it's on the Greek island of Mykonos.)
Frustrated housewife Shirley finds romantic adventure - and her own soul - on the island of Mykonos. The "Shirley Valentine" beach is Ai Giannis.