Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Captain Corelli returns to Pelagio

Captain Corelli returns to Pelagio

The small church where Captain Corelli and Pelagio met again, is located on the island of Kefalonia. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

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

Pelagio: “The scar healed well.”


Where did they film the scene where Captain Corelli returns to Pelagio? 

Captain Corelli (Nicolas Cage) returns to the island and finds Pelagio (Penélope Cruz) near a small church. It is called Holy Monastery of St. Fanentes and its located in the ruins of the Ancient Acropolis of Sami. The ruins rest on Apitha Mountain, over the port town of Sami on the island of KefaloniaGreece.


The church and the ruins in the background were used for two different scenes in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandoline. The first one was at the beginning of the movie, on Saint Gerasimos day, when a man is cured after a procession walks past him. The second scene is the one where Captain Corelli and Pelagio reunite after years.


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.

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