Movies shot in Greece & the islands
Greece has been a magnificent natural scene for many directors and many films movies were shot in Greece. You will find below some of the many movies shot in Greece in which you can admire the beautiful landscapes and the way of life of Greek people in some periods of the 20th century.
Boy on a dolphin
Hydra is the first Greek island to host an American production, the well-known Boy on a dolphin, starring Sophia Loren. Most of the movie was filmed in Hydra, but there were also some shots from Athens, Rhodes, and Delos. The movie showed to the whole world, for the first time, the beauty of the Greek islands and it is considered as a classical Hollywood movie today.
Never on Sunday
Some years later, in 1960, the film director Jules Dassin, showed up another option of Greek beauty, having his future wife Melina Merkouri starring in Never on Sunday. The movie, filmed in Piraeus, the main port of Greece, gently introduces the viewer into Greek culture, including dance, music and daily life. The music theme of the movie became hits of the 1960s and brought to composer Manos Hadjidakis an Academy Award.
Guns of Navarone
A year later, another Greek island, Rhodes, becomes the center of the world's attention, hosting the famous movie Guns of Navarone. The movie is based on the 1957 novel of the same name. Starring Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn, the movie starts with an aerial view of the Greek islands and scenes are set in famous archaeological sites, like Lindos in Rhodes and Sounio near Athens.