Because of the rainy summer this next post will cover perhaps one of the best Bond vacation spots in the Mediterranean. Corfu is filled with beautiful scenery and Bond locations and hence a very convenient summer destination. The Island has been popular by the European Jet-set and Royalty for decades, even though that feeling is a little lost today.
|2 Greek nuns are passing Bond and Melina|
When Bond is traveling to Corfu after some skiing in Cortina, he meets with Melina at Mouse Island or Pontinkonisi outside of Corfu town. The famous view was used as an establishing shot over Corfu and Bond picks up Melina at the narrow jetty where the boats land. Pontikonisi is home to the monastery of Pantokrator, probably one of the smallest monasteries in Greece. The small island is located just behind the airport in Kanoni and the airplanes landing at Corfu are flying over the monastery, not providing a very peaceful atmosphere for the inhabitants.
“I radio telephoned the Triana and they told me you were coming ashore.”
Unfortunately Pontikonisi is popular by tourists and probably one of the most photographed sites on the Island, therefore you can’t count on spending time here alone. And sometimes balloons or other nonsense can ruin your pictures… A good idea is to have a drink at the appropriately named ‘Hotel Royal’ just above the small island. From here you have an excellent view over this beautiful Bond location and you can also spend some time plane spotting with a glass of ouzo or white wine in the sun.