With lockdown extended for many of us and summer holiday plans postponed, why not pop on your shorts and sunglasses, and sit down in front of a good movie for a dose of international escapism? One of our favourite holiday destinations is Greece: spectacular scenery, amazing beaches, wonderful weather, friendly people and steeped in history – Greece and the Greek islands have so much that’s so good.

So, for now, until we can set foot on the islands again, put your feet up instead and be transported to a Greek island paradise from the comfort of your own home with some movie magic. Here are our recommendations…

Skopelos This enchanting island with its picture-postcard scenery is an artist’s paradise. Being twice the size of its neighbour, Skiathos, Skopelos with its flower filled courtyards, cobbled streets, golden beaches, and hillsides blanketed by greenery offers natural beauty at its best. Over one hundred tiny chapels are dotted around the town including Agios Ioannis Kastri, made famous by one of the 21st century’s most successful musical movies, Mamma Mia.


Instantly recognisable for its superb sandy beaches, immaculately whitewashed cube houses, churches topped with striking blue domes and 16th-century windmills – it’s also one of our favourite places on earth.  Elegant boutiques, high-quality shopping and flamboyant nightlife have made it a thrilling destination, and a favourite for those who like their getaways to have a bit of VIP style. It is of course also the backdrop to the 1989 classic romantic comedy, Shirley Valentine, and action thriller The Bourne Identity.


Experience the best of both worlds on Kefalonia, with sublime beaches, endless natural beauty, and opportunities for infinite adventures on land and sea. Bursting with untouched scenic beauty, it is a gorgeous mix of old and new. A tranquil place for total relaxation, the island also offers a multitude of activities and adventures for couples and families alike. Made famous as the setting for the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, you can expect to explore underground lakes, pebbled beaches, gorgeous bays with white sands and crystal-clear waters.  Sublime.

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