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Falcon Goes to the Movies

“Sometimes in a movie, the locations shine as much as the protagonists”

Two lovers embrace against the sunset, a nail biting action scene unfolds against the backdrop of the mountains, or a tearjerker plays out with a shimmering body of water in the background…

  • Falcon Goes to the Movies

    Movie clapperboard with popcorn

    Sometimes in a movie, the locations shine as much as the protagonists. Two lovers embrace against the sunset, a nail biting action scene unfolds against the backdrop of the mountains, or a tearjerker plays out with a shimmering body of water in the background. Our destinations have seen their share of Hollywood productions come to town. Here are a few of the films that graced Falcon’s holiday hotspots.

    The Guns of Navarone

    This epic, award-winning war film, starring the late Gregory Peck, is about a team of commandos sent to the Greek island of Navarone to destroy a German gun emplacement. In this movie that has captivated audiences for decades, the island is Navarone, but away from the silver screen it’s better known as beautiful Rhodes. Some of the island’s most iconic scenery features in the film, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, where the team meets with local resistance fighters Anna and Maria.

     

    The Acropolis at Lindos, Rhodes

    Clash of the Titans

    This blockbuster remake takes us back to the days of Greek mythology, as Perseus (Sam Worthington), the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), battles to prevent the evil beings of the underworld from taking over heaven and earth. While set around ancient Greece, lots of the action actually takes part in the Canary Islands, including the dunes of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and the national parks of Lanzarote and Tenerife. You’ll see the backdrop of Mount Teide during the movie, as well as soldiers marching to war across the valley of La Oratava, situated just an hour away from the Teide National Park.

     

    The dunes in Maspalomas in Gran Canaria

    Fast & Furious 6

    This sixth instalment of the fast-paced franchise sees Vin Diesel and his criminal gang retired, but still on the run, after their outrageous heist in Fast and Furious 5. The crew enter into a deal to clear their criminal records in return for tracking down a mercenary organisation. You’ll see the leader of this criminal cabal, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), attack a Russian military convoy and commandeer a tank. This scene is shot on the TF-1 motorway in Los Cristianos, Tenerife, and the GC-2 motorway between El Pagador and Santa María de Guía in the north of Gran Canaria.

    Moby Dick

    This 1956 blockbuster is based on Herman Melville’s classic novel about a captain’s obsession with hunting a whale, and stars the iconic Gregory Peck. The closing scenes were filmed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which is just 40 minutes away from the Falcon resort of Maspalomas.

    Falcon destinations are no stranger to the glitz and the glamour of the big screen. Book your holiday with us and create some magic of your own!

Author: Carol Oconnor

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