It was filmed at Mykonos : the actual hotel that was used was "Manoulas Beach Hotel at Agia Yiannis.
She took a flight to Mykonos then the ferry to Mykonos (uh...). The beach where she had a 'meaningful relationship' with the 'Greek' fisherperson on a boat was just off a cove just to the west of Elia beach. Another error was walking out of a taverna in Mykonos town and instantly transported to Ag Yiannis which is a few miles away, just ridiculous.
You should note that Mykonos island is very expensive, gay, and posey.
My parents stayed a couple of years ago and they went for the same reason (they'd loved it on Shirley Valentine). They said it was very expensive in Myknonos Town but it was cheaper out of town. Apparently restaurant prices were not too bad but visit a bar and you're talking 7 euros a drink! Mykonos Town as previously mentioned is very popular with the gay crowd but my parents weren't bothered about this and made some good friends.
If it's the look of the town you like it might be worth trying Lindos on Rhodes (one of my favourites). Most people i know who've visited both say they're very similar but Lindos (though expensive for Rhodes) is much more affordable, no more than UK prices for a night out.
Mykonos is considerably changed, but the lure of the Islands continues, and you can find smaller or more remote islands that have a similar character to the one seen in the film.
Chris- Orlando Florida
I am returning to the Greek islands after a break of a considerable amount of time. The last time I was there the drachma was being used. We are going to Zakynthos this summer. I am hoping I am not disappointed with the changes there are.
I am intrigued to find out which islands you would recommend now.
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