10 REASONS TO FILM IN THE IONIAN ISLANDS

  1. DAYS OF SUNSHINE: Long hours of sunshine and clear skies – almost 3000 hours of sunshine a year and a temperature that ranges between 20ºC and 30ºC, allowing production throughout the year.
  1. DIVERSITY OF LOCATIONS: The Ionian Islands offer from spectacular beaches, marinas, ports, fortresses, palaces, museums, impressive old buildings, archeological sites, churches, cathedrals, monasteries, to extensive olive groves, forests, wineries and vineyards, a golf club and beautiful traditional   The Ionian landscape varies amazingly and  includes the sea and 29 small and large islands, mountain scenery, forests, gardens, plains, rocky slopes, valleys, caves, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
  1. EASY ACCESS: The Ionian Islands have the following airports:
  • Corfu Airport “I. Kapodistrias” (International)
  • Kefalonia Airport (International)
  • Zakynthos Airport “D. Solomos ”(International)
  • The service for the island of Lefkada is provided by Aktio Airport (18 km from the city of Lefkada).
  • At the same time, in addition to the airports, there are four heliports on the following islands: Ithaca, Paxi, Οthoni, Erikousa
  • There are 89 ports in the Ionian Islands Region.
  1. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS: qualified, English speaking professionals available such as location managers, extras and technicians (graduates from the Department of Audiovisual Arts of the Ionian University), with an experience of working with international productions such as the British series “The Durrells in Corfu” and extensive experience in film and TV production.
  1. ACCOMODATION AND SERVICES: The Ionian Islands offer an extensive variety of accommodation (hotels of every category, spectacular villas and apartments for rent), exquisite local gastronomy provided by high quality restaurants and catering services, car and yacht rentals as well as  transfer services for crew and equipment.
  1. CINEMA FRIENDLY LEGISLATION: cash rebate to 40% provides a more flexible floor for TV series (€15,000-€25,000 per episode), a new minimum for digital games (€30,000), and includes documentaries (€60,000), short films with a minimum of €60,000, while projects are financed without a cap (the higher the investment capital, the higher the cash rebate).
  1. SAFETY AND HEALTH CARE: All the major islands are fully covered by the centrally located hospitals and a number of local health centers.
  1. ARTISTIC LOCAL COMMUNITY: Musicians, singers, dancers, amateur and professional actors, poets, historians offer to the producers involved in the Ionian Islands a highly capable human resource to effectively meet the requirements of any audiovisual creation.
  1. PLEASANT STAY: The Ionian Islands have been a popular tourist destination for decades and not without a good reason. The natural beauty of the islands, the numerous cultural events in towns and villages throughout the year and the unique hospitality of the locals guarantee the most pleasant stay for the shooting crews.
  2. ENTHUSIASTIC FILM OFFICE: The newly established Ionian Film Office is eager to welcome your production, inform you, scout locations with you, facilitate the issue of permits and make your filming easier in every possible way.