The country offers tailor-made stage sets which accommodate a huge range of audio visual projects, including picturesque traditional villages, unique islands, amazing beaches, forests, snow-capped mountains, baths, gorges, volcanoes and barren expanses. With its stunning locations and backdrops, and its amazing Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the entire year, Greece has become an important destination for the film industry.
Among the films that have been shot in Greece, there are Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which generated a relevant tourism movement to the Cephalonian island, Mamma Mia, filmed in the island of Skopelos and The Big Blue, shot in the island of Amorgos, Ios and Koufonisia in Cyclades. All of them have had a big impact on the territory in terms of image and revenues.
The UNESCO city of Mystras will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
Domes, passages, fountains, palaces… The UNESCO site of Mystras portraits an imaginary that doesn’t match with what some people picture as the historical past of the Peloponnese. Mystras was once the home of the Spartans, but centuries later it became the city where the Byzantines saw its full glory.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
Born in 1960’s Week of Greek Cinema, TIFF is one of the most important festivals in Europe and surely one of the biggest appointments for Greek filmmakers. It is held in Thessaloník, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1988 due to its paleochristian and Byzantine monuments.