Greece’s Central Archaeological Council on Wednesday refused a production company permission to film scenes from the BBC mini-series

“The Little Drummer Girl” in the archaeological site in Sounion on April 12.However, it granted filming permission in the Acropolis at night.
The decision was made by a slim margin and permission was denied for three reasons: the long duration of filming at a peak time for the site
(in one day, from 7:00-19:00), the very large number of people involved and the heavy equipment that would be used, which would interfere with the operation of the site.
The production company had offered to reimburse visitors that decided to leave because of the film crew’s presence and also to inform the media and others affected.
Greece has been hard struggling to get filming production companies to its iconic landscapes, however, many bureaucratic and taxation hurdles have been the projects almost impossible.
However, filming or holding other events in archaeological sites is not an easy issue. Last year, Greece rejected requests by fashion houses Channel and Gucci to stage runway shows in the Acropolis.