Mykonos is an island whose natural setting with the wonderful beaches, the vivid nightlife and the extraordinary Cycladic architecture can constitute the ideal cinema set. So if you are a cinema lover, grab your seat and find out which films were shot in Mykonos…
The cinema graphic blockbuster, the “Bourne Identity” (2002, starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente) was partly filmed in Mykonos. The plot of the movie is about a man picked up by a fishing boat, suffering from memory loss, who races to elude assassins and recover from amnesia and this is the part where the action starts… part of this movie takes place in Little Venice, Mykonos where Bourne tracks down Marie (Franka Potente) where she’s running a scooter rental business in Little Venice.
“Shirley Valentine” (1989) one of the most popular English movies of the 80’s, which took place in Mykonos, where Shirley, a middle-aged housewife from Liverpool, finds her life in stagnation mode and all this stagnation in her life starts changing when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two. The film was shot in Agios Ioannis beach in Mykonos.
A more recent film was shot in Mykonos and that is the “Kings of Mykonos: Wog Boy 2” (where wog stands for a non-Anglo-Celtic European, especially from Southern or Eastern Europe) with Nick Giannopoulos, a famous Greek-Australian actor. The movie that takes place in Mykonos is about a “wog boy’’ who inherits a beach on the resort island of Mykonos from an uncle he’s never met. You could be charmed walking in the same narrow paths where all these famous actors have walked. The case in point the ideal solution for your accommodation in Mykonos should be Mykonos View or Semeli Hotel to enjoy its fine luxury suites.