Captain Corelli’s paradise lost: beautiful beaches, delightful ports, a national park and locals always ready for a laugh. The largest of the Ionian islands, with its sparkling azure waters, dazzling beaches and dark green mountains, has been a popular holiday spot for decades. The island was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Endless private beaches and bays of exceptional beauty, such as Myrto and Makri Gialos. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place with a port that receives many yachts every summer.