Meteora and Hollywood
Meteora is a stunning location that one can visit for plenty of reasons. From pilgrimage to extreme sports, this unique site can please the most demanding traveler. The supernatural beauty of the scenery couldn’t be hidden from the movie producers. The breathtaking rocks of Meteora have been featured in several blockbuster Hollywood movies over the years. Here are some of the most popular ones that have been filmed at Meteora.
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
This James Bond movie features a breathtaking scene where Bond has to climb up the cliffside monastery of Meteora (Holy Trinity Monastery) to recover a stolen ATAC device.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The classic action movie starring Matt Damon has a memorable scene filmed at Meteora where Jason Bourne jumps off the cliff and falls into the river below.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
The second installment in the Tomb Raider movie franchise features several action-packed scenes shot at Meteora, including a high-speed chase on a motorbike through the beautiful rocky landscape.
Game of Thrones (2011)
Though a not Hollywood movie, Game of Thrones has filmed many scenes in Meteora. One of these is the iconic scene where Sansa Stark builds a snow castle in the Vale of Arryn, which was filmed at the Holy Monastery of Roussanou.
Overall, Meteora is a magnificent location that has been featured in some of the most memorable cinematic scenes. Its breathtaking scenery and unique landscape make it easily a popular filming location for many Hollywood movies and all of us can understand why.
Βy Eleni Ntouvaleti