If you’re a bit of a movie fanatic, chances are, you’ve asked yourself where a certain film was hot and whether or not it was possible to go there more than once in the past. Sadly, when it comes to movies, what you see often isn’t what you get. Many pictures are either filmed in a ginormous studio set or make use of some kind of imagery software, using green screens and other deceiving devices. Meaning you, as a movie admirer, can’t just book a plane ticket to some tropical filming location. But with ‘Glass Onion’, that’s not the case.
Those of you who’ve got a Netflix account will probably already have heard about ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’. The picture got quite a bit of attention over the holiday period and there’s a good reason for that. With Daniel Craig playing Benoit Blanc, a private investigator, and a plot line that’s a bit too cliché and a bit too intriguing at the same time, it has everything to be the light watching material you were looking for on a lazy Sunday. But what’s even more striking about the movie is probably the location.
Even though the so-called Glass Onion in the movie is set on a fictional Greek isle called Pisceshite Island, it’s not fake at all and you could (easily) visit it yourself. The most memorable scenes at the Glass Onion were filmed at a hotel called Amanzoe, which in real life is located in the Greek Peloponnese. Not an island, that’s for sure, but a place with great sea views nonetheless and one that stands out thanks to its very calming and stylish design.
Let’s be honest though, the Glass Onion – the glass dome on top of the villa – doesn’t exist. The pool, walkways, beach, arches and so on, however, are real and all part of the resort. The domain is actually scattered with Unesco-protected ruins and the buildings were therefore designed in order to completely blend in with their picturesque surroundings, while also accommodating to every modern need imaginable. Thanks to its location next to the Aegean Sea, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful beach holiday in Greece.
If you want to stay at Amanzoe, however, you’ll need to have a well-filled bank account. Prices at the hotel start at 1.530 euros per night for two persons, for which you get a pool pavilion measuring no less than 210 square meters. Prices go all the way up to 13.500 euros per night and more, if that’s something you’d want to explore. The resort is currently closed for the winter but opens again on April 1st.