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    Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 5:59am
Hello Forum!
 
I'm new here, hello! Smile My name is Thomas and I live in Stuttgart/Germany.
 
I'm member of the German "James Bond Club Deutschland", and one of my hobbies is travelling to James Bond filming locations around the world.
 
In end of 2014 (maybe early 2015) me and some of the guys from the James Bond Club will go to Corfu to visit all the nice locations from the 1981 James Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only".
 
One famous scene is a Greek wedding, filmed in Bouas Danilia Village, the outdoor museum in Corfu near Kontokali.
 
I was there about 7 years ago, and it was unfortunately closed. Confused Now I know, this museum village is closed since many years and up to now not open to the public and for visitors anymore.
 
But maybe there is a way for us to contact some responsible persons from Bouas Danilia Village to ask about a special visit for 1 or 2 hours?
 
Does anybody know how to get into Bouas Danilia Village? Anybody knows a responsible persons from Bouas Danilia Village which I could contact and ask?
 
I read that the owner of Bouas Danilia Village is a Mr. I. Bouas. I searched in Google about Mr. Bouas, but got no result. Is anybody here who knows, who Mr. Bouas is and how I could contact him? I fear that Mr. Bouas could be the only chance for our members of the German "James Bond Club Deutschland", to see the filming location Bouas Danilia Village.
 
Of course we don't want to do this for free. We like to pay for the visit!
 
It would be very nice if there is someone here who could help us!!!
 
Big thanks for Your responses and help!
 
Best regards, Thomas
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2014 at 12:07pm
The village is closed, and sadly both the Bouas brothers have died.  The only person who might be able to help is Mrs Iro Bouas, the widow of Dimitri Bouas.   

I know where she is and if you send me a letter I will pass it on to her- and then the response would be up to her.

My address is P O Box 59, Vrioni, Corfu 49084 (name as above).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 2:39am
Thanks for that, Jan
 
(A friend was in the film, so I have a little more interest in this one than some of the others,  but I haven't seen her for quite a while!)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 3:51am
I saw it the other day in Corfu at the film club- in the scene in Bouas village the old lady sweeping the church- and giving Roger  Moore a brilliant double take- is Lia Argyrou (Aspioti), one of the sisters brought up in the family home Villa Rossa.  It is her troupe of dancers, then in priceless embroidered costumes, dancing outside the church in the film
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 4:06am
Hello Jan!
 
Thanks for Your fast response!!! Do You think a letter is the right way to get in first contact with Mrs Iro Bouas? Isn't email the better way today?
 
If we have precise plans, when we will go to Corfu and when we will visit the filming location we need spontaneous and fast ways to talk about that ...
 
But I think You are right, Mrs Bouas is certainly an old lady not using email and internet ... Confused
 
Best regards, Thomas
 
For Your information: Here You can find some pictures of that famous scene:
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 4:22am
Thomas,
Why not e mail your letter to Jan to pass on to the lady? That would be quicker than relying on the post I would think. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 6:25am
Just hi-jacking the thread a bit. Are there any filmset places on the Island that are easy to visit?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 7:44am
The scene with the village bus was filmed at Agios Georgious (NW) Pagi Village. Apparently the owner of Cafe Bar Spiros whose name is Jimmy would be willing to talk to you.

Here is a link to the old forum where the film "For your Eyes Only" was discussed several years ago.

http://www.agni.gr/message_boards/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=39&TopicID=47802
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 8:10am

Check this site for all the Corfu filming locations of the movie:

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2014 at 2:36pm
Iro Bouas is not 'old' and is very active and working, but I do not know her well enough to have a home address for her, but only her work one. By all means email it to me and I will pass it on.

Lovely photo of one of my favourite ladies-Lia. Thank you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Dec 2014 at 10:41am
Apologies for interrupting thread!
I was at University (Buckingham) with a Boua, I think Irene? 
We were mates and I'd love to get in touch?  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2015 at 4:46pm
My friend Alison and I were there in 1981 during the filming. We stayed at the Youth Hostel in Kontokali and walked along the road and onto the beach near the hotel there and would watch the filming in the bay on a very swish yacht.
Happy,happy memories.
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Don't forget the Vlacherna Monastery and the Achilleion Palace.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2017 at 12:05pm
Please can I email you. I would love to visit the Danilia village when I come to Corfu in September. Do you know how I can visit?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Feb 2020 at 9:15pm
The village is closed, and sadly both the Bouas brothers have died.  The only person who might be able to help is Mrs Iro Bouas, the widow of Dimitri Bouas.   

I know where she is and if you send me a letter I will pass it on to her- and then the response would be up to her.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 3:29am
The village is closed, and sadly both the Bouas brothers have died.  The only person who might be able to help is Mrs Iro Bouas, the widow of Dimitri Bouas. I hope you find some person who can help you visit the Bouas Village. Subway Surfers download - a fun and exciting game for PC!

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