The Lara Croft Movie filmed in Santorini: Santorini is known and loved for its ample natural beauty. But Santorini's claim to fame extends beyond just its visual beauty for a little known fact is that Santorini was actually one of the filming locations for Angelina Jolie's movie, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The film based on the popular videogame series was released in 2003.
Shooting commenced in 2002 in the quiet village of Oia. While some of the locals were rather elated at the prospect of starring alongside Angelina Jolie even if only as extras, there were others who were outraged at the idea of their quaint little town being used in a film.
The movie opens with a shot of water sweeping over the island when an earthquake soon strikes. The movie races on across beautiful locales including underwater scenes where Jolie's character discovers a lost treasure of Alexander the Great.