It was this Greece – one of authenticity, beauty and hospitality – that greeted Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy,
..and dozens of other stars who helped spark the modern-day ‘miracle’ of Greek tourism. Below are some iconic images of the era, and the stories behind then.Sophia Loren arrives on the island to film her first film in English – and the first Hollywood production filmed in Greece.
The film Boy on a Dolphin hits the silver screen in 1957 and changes not on Loren’s fate, but that of the island, which from the following summer begins to receive thousands of tourists. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!