In For Your Eyes Only 1981 Bond visits the Corfu Casino to meet up with Kristatos and to play a game of “Chemmy”. Before dinner while waiting for Kristatos to arrive, Bond is playing Baccarat against Bunky, who is experiencing an unfriendly shoe…
These interior scenes were filmed on location at the Achilleion Palace in Corfu. The following restaurant scene was also filmed on location, at the back of the palace. The casino room is on the top floor of the palace, in the part facing the patio at the back.
|The bar was located beneath the large painting on the far wall.|
A few details can still be recognized in the palace where the scenes were filmed, for instance the distinctive lamps that still hang between the windows. Strangely enough, it also appears that the curtains have not been changed since 1981 even though the walls have been given new paint.
Bond’s Baccarat table was presumably located fairly close to the bar that was located along the far wall in the back of the room. Melina’s Roulette table was located in the middle of the room.
“If you play the odds…”
Behind the croupier, you can recognize the large glass doors that lead to the patio at the back of the palace.
Following Bond’s game of Chemin-de-fer, Bond and Kristatos have dinner on the patio, right outside the casino salon. You can still recognize the black and white tiles and not much else has been changed since Sir Roger’s visit.