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Lights, Camera, Action: Costa Navarino!

Before Midnight stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

Before Midnight stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.

The unique natural setting of Messinia in the Peloponnese will be screened around the world as the Costa Navarino resort recently “starred” as a filming destination for two international film productions.

Navarino Bay

Navarino Bay

The resort’s coastal and diverse scenery and untouched nature can now be seen throughout Richard Linklater’s film “Before Midnight” starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The movie is the follow-up to “Before Sunrise (filmed in Vienna) an “Before Sunset” (filmed in Paris).

In the final chapter of the trilogy, the action switches to Greece’s sun drenched and seaside locations of Messinia, Kalamata, the towns of Kardamili, Pylos, Koroni and Costa Navarino.

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

Guests at The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino, can even choose to stay in the room named “Before Midnight,” which was one of the sets of the film and has been redecorated especially for the production.

God Loves Caviar film poster.

God Loves Caviar film poster.

In addition, Messinia was also filmed in Yannis Smaragdis’ Russian-Greek 18th-century epic “God Loves Caviar,” which recently held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and its Greek premiere in Athens on 1October. The movie’s cast (Sebastian Koch, Catherine Deneuve, John Cleese and renowned Greek actors) stayed at Costa Navarino during filming.

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