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  Louis de Bernieres is the author of the novel “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. He is also the author of “The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts”, “The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman” and “Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord”.

In 2001, a movie based on the novel was made by John Madden, starring Nicholas Cage and the beautiful Penelope Cruz…

Captain's Corelli Mandolin

John Madden also directed “Shakespeare in Love”.
The story takes place on the quiet island of Kefalonia, during the World War II, while Benito Mussolini invaded Greece.
Legions of Italian soldiers landed on the island of Kefalonia.

One of them is the officer Captain Antonio Corelli, a jovial personage whose most precious possession is his mandolin.

Doctor Iannis practices medicine on the island, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, an educated and strong-willed woman.

Captain Corelli initially alienates a number of the villagers, including Pelagia. First offended by Corelli’s behaviour, she slowly falls under his charms.
Corelli and Pelagia are involved in a heated affair despite her engagement to a young fisherman.

The young fiancé joins the Greek Partisans and the feelings between the officer and the young woman grows. Corelli’s affection to Pelagia and his fondness to the village’s community cause him to question his reasons for fighting.

As the war grows, Corelli and Pelagia must choose between the fidelity to each other and the allegiance to their countries…
The first presence of human life on the island of Kefalonia is dated back to the Palaeolithic era...

Here you will find a list of the many cultural and religious festivals that occur yearly in Kefalonia...
The small and mountainous island of Ithaki (Ithaka) is world known through Homer’s “Odyssey”...
There are many Kefalonia churches on the island.
The most famous is the Church of Agios Gerasimos...






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