The Celebration of Saint Gerasimos
The stone terrace where the villagers are dancing on Saint Gerasimos day 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.
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Where did they film the traditional dance scene?
On the day of Saint Gerasimos the villagers gather. Some of them are dancing a traditional Greek dance on a stone terrace. You can find the real location near the ruins of the Ancient Acropolis of Sami. The ruins rests on Apitha Mountain, over the port town of Sami on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.
This stone terrace was used for two scenes in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandoline. The first one was at the beginning of the movie when Dr. Iannis (John Hurt) starts telling about his island and how they are celebrating the day of Saint Gerasimos. And the second scene was also about the Saint Gerasimos shortly before Pelagia (Penélope Cruz) reunites with Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage).
Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.