The island of Corfu has won the European Film Location Award 2018, which was organized by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa for the second year. The Greek proposal for Corfu was submitted by the Hellenic Film Commission regarding the shooting of the highly popular television series “The Durrells”.

“Corfu has been declared Europe’s leading cinematic shooting site! Our country has entered dynamically the audiovisual production field with its unrivaled landscapes and the new incentive framework for attracting producers. Now we begin”, wrote on his Twitter account the Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information Nikos Pappas.

Corfu’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the areas of Kontokali, Kouloura, Agios Stefanos, Erimitis, Gastouri, Halikounas, Kouramades and Sinarades, are all featured in the TV series.

The Ionian isle was competing amongst another 12 nominees, including Lake Keretsa in Italy, Tenerife National Park in Spain and Austria’s Innsbruck.