Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

The Beach with the Wooden Jetty

The Beach with the Wooden Jetty

The beach with the wooden pier from the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed on the island of Kefalonia. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

It’s too hot. The fish are all hiding in the rocks, or keeping cool at the bottom of the sea.



Where did they film the Jetty scenes? 

When Pelagia (Penélope Cruz) meets Madras (Christian Bale) on the wooden jetty Madras grabs Pelagia and throws her into the water. Then he jumps after her. The stunning beach in the secluded bay is called Horgota beach. You will find this filming location in the northeastern part of the island Kefalonia, Greece. It is aproximatly 45 min drive away from the town of Sami.


The jetty was constructed for the film and was left there for quite some years after that. Over the years it seems to have been dismantled however and you won’t find it there anymore. A trip to the Horgota beach is still worth the while because of its beauty.


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

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Scenes filmed at Horgota beach:

Madras throws Pelagia into the sea 

Madras is fishing on a boat with a fishing net. Pelagia is walking onto the wooden jetty and waches looks at Madras. He docks his boat telling Pelagia that it is to hot for fishing. Then he grabs her playfully and throws her into the water. He jumps after her and they kiss in the water.


Madras says goodbye to Pelagia

Madras is going to the partisans to fight against their enemy. He says goodbye to Pelagia on the shore beside the wooden pier. He kisses her and goes towards a boat that is tightened to the pier.


Captain Coreli leaves for Italy

The partisans bring captain Corelli (Nicolas Cage) to a boat. From there they will bring him back to Italy. On the shore, Pelagia waits for him. She says that she had to see him one last time. They say goodbye to each other and hugged for the last time. Than captain Corelli leaves.

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