For Your Eyes Only Filming Location at the Achilleion Palace - Gastouri, Corfu, Greece
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 39° 33.744 E 019° 54.255
34S E 405871 N 4379763
Quick Description: Three scenes of "For Your Eyes Only" were filmed in or near the Achilleion Palace some seven kilometers south of Corfu town.
Location: Greece
Date Posted: 2/16/2020 3:57:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM123BB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The Achilleion is a palace a few kilometers south of the main town of Corfu. It was built from 1890 to 1892 for the Austriam empress Elizabeth (Sisi). In 1907 it was bought by the German Emperor. During World War I the palace was used as a field hospital by Serbian and French troops. After the war it became Greek property. In World War II, it was again used by Foreign troops, from 1941 Italians, after 1943 Germans, who used the building as their headquarters on the island. From 1962 to the early 1980s it was a casino, until it was bought by the Greek state in 1983. Today it is a museum and one of the islands major tourist attractions.

When the Corfu Casino scene was taken for "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981, the palace was indeed still the real Corfu casino.

The adjacent restaurant scene was filmed in the beautiful back court with the statues and pillars. There are different opinions if there ever was a real restaurant, I could not find any reliable sources.

A third scen was taken at the balustrades at the north side of the park with a beautiful view over town and the sea with Albany in the background. However, other than the first two scenes, this one is not set at the Achilleion in the movie, but is supposed to take place somewhere inside the city.
Location type: Movie

Movie or Book Title: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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