Filming location in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Captain Corelli returns to Pelagia

The quaint small church where Captain Corelli and Pelagia met again holds a special charm. Located on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, this cinematic location can be pinpointed exactly by clicking on the map pointer in the navigation area.

Captain Corelli: “I tried to live without you. I tried to make myself believe I could live without you.”

Pelagia: “The scar healed well.”

Where Did They Film the Captain Corelli returns to Pelagia Scenes?

The unforgettable scene from the movie where Captain Corelli (Nicolas Cage) returns to find Pelagia (Penélope Cruz) near a small church was filmed at the Holy Monastery of St. Fanentes. Situated in the ruins of the Ancient Acropolis of Sami, these ruins rest on Apitha Mountain, overlooking the picturesque port town of Sami on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the navigation area for the exact map location.

Scenes filmed at the Monastery of St. Fanentes

Procession on Saint Gerasimos day
The church and the surrounding ruins were chosen for two distinct scenes in Captain Corelli’s Mandoline. The first scene marks the beginning of the movie on Saint Gerasimos day, a remarkable moment where a man is miraculously cured as a procession passes by.

Corelli and Pelagia reunite
The second, and perhaps more emotional scene, is where Captain Corelli and Pelagia reunite after many years, filled with nostalgia and longing.

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