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Movies filmed in Mykonos: The island of Mykonos is famous for its picturesque landscape that provides an excellent movie set. Its traditional Cycladic architecture with small cubic houses, its world-known windmills, the Little Venice neighborhood, the amazing beaches, and the wonderful sunshine create a very special movie background. In fact, many Greek and foreign films have been set in Mykonos.
The Paramount film Shirley Valentine, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was shot out in 1989 in Agios Ioannis beach, 4 km from Mykonos town. The plot narrates the life of a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself miserable and wonders what happened to her life. Everything changes when her best friend wins a paid vacation for two to a Greek island. There, Shirley sees life in another prospect and builds a new world for her.
The Bourne Identity (2002) Movie with Matt Damon also has a scene in Mykonos.
Another less known film set in Mykonos, in summer 2005, is Kamaki, the first independent feature film written and directed by the O'Connor brothers. It is a comedy and narrates the story of Sam, an English young man who comes to Mykonos to work for the summer and finds himself mixed up into troubles.
Mykonos certainly provides an amazing background for movies and TV series. It is not surprising that many Hollywood stars choose to spend their vacation on this island. Over the years, it has become an international jet set and its fame is getting even bigger while movies are constantly shot out there.