Movies & Television Set in Greece

Unlike so many lists of movies on travel websites, I wanted to add a little structure to this list and a little more background. In short, there is a movie for everyone. Sometimes Greece is the star of the movie, sometimes Greece is just the setting. I’ve drawn inspiration from both. I’ve included the IMDB rating (10 point scale, higher is better) – personally I’ve found that most movies rated over a “6” can be quite good even if it’s not a genre a love.


For Your Eyes Only

The Guns of Navarone. 1961. Actors Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn spent several months filming in Rhodes.

Ill Met by Moonlight. 1957. A Nazi general is kidnapped in Crete in this true story.

Coming of Age

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants


Boy on the Dolphin

My Life in Ruins

Mamma Mia

Shirley Valentine



Never on Sunday

Zorba the Greek


Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Pascal’s Island


The Durrells

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